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History  and  Genealogy 



In  America 

With  Records  of  a  Number 
of  Allied  Families 



Captain  Marcus  Bainbridge  Buford 
San  Francisco,  Calif. 


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Revised  and  Enlarged  Edition 

Qeorge  Washington  Buford 


Mildred  Buford  M inter 

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Mildred  Buford  Minter 
LaBelle,  Mo. 

Financier  and  Sale  of  Books 






Pre-American  History  and  Extracts  from  Wills  and  Deeds _  17 


1.  Richard  Beauford,  Emigrant,  16  35,  to  Lancaster  County,  Virginia 

2.  John  and  Elizabeth  Parrott  Beauford  of  Christchurch  Parish,  Mid¬ 

dlesex  County,  Virginia 

3.  Thomas,  Sr.,  and  Mary  Beauford  of  Christchurch  Parish,  Middle¬ 

sex  County,  Virginia _  28 


4.  Thomas,  Jr.,  and  Elizabeth  Beauford  of  Christchurch  Parish,  Mid¬ 

dlesex  County,  Virginia 

5.  John  and  Judith  Early  Beauford  of  Blomfield  Parish,  Culpeper 

County,  Virginia  _  35 


6.  Captain  John  Thomas  and  Ann  Watts  Buford  of  Bromfield  Par¬ 

ish,  Culpeper  County,  Virginia _  39 


6.  Ann  Buford  and  Henry  Lewis  of  Spottsylvania  County,  Virginia--  7  4 


Captain  James  and  Elizabeth  Bramblett  Buford  of  Bedford  County, 

Virginia  _  77 

6.  Elizabeth  Buford  Calloway 

6.  Captain  William  Early  and  Mary  Welsh  Buford  of  Bedford  County, 

Virginia  _  107 


6.  Colonel  Abraham  and  Martha  McDowell  Buford _ 134 


6.  Captain  Henry  Buford  and  Mildred  Blackburn  Buford _ 17  3 


6.  Mary  Buford  and  William  Chapman _ 29  3 


6.  Frances  Buford  and  Francis  Kirtley _  300 


6.  Simeon  and  Margaret  Kirtley  Buford _  306 


5.  Elizabeth  Beauford  and  Jeremiah  Early 
5.  Sarah  Beauford  and  Mr.  Wisdom 
5.  Mary  Beauford  and  George  Lee 
5.  Ann  Beauford  and  Thomas  Duckworth 


CONTENTS — Continued 



4.  Henry  and  Mary  Osborne  Beauford 

5.  William  and  Elizabeth  Owen  Beauford 

5.  Henry  and  Frances  Beauford _  3  55 


6.  James  and  Priscilla  Ragsdale  Buford _  37  9 


6.  LeRoy  and  Frances  Ragsdale  Buford _  411 


6.  Josiab  and  Ann  Ragsdale  Buford 

6.  Letitia  Buford  and  Joshua  Ragsdale__ _ _ _ 427 

5.  James,  Sr.,  and  Mary  Beauford 

5.  Thomas  Beauford  _  432 


Bufords  Not  Placed _  450 


Soldiers  and  Index _  454 




Buford  Coat  of  Arms -  10 

The  United  States  Transport  Buford _  14 

The  Buford  Monument  at  Gettysburg -  16 

Senator  Carter  Martin  Buford -  52 

Henry  Eidson,  Jr - *  57 

Pate  Buford  and  Wife _  58 

James  Buford  and  George  Washington  Buford -  6  6 

Elizabeth  Calloway  Buford  Parks _ _ _  80 

William  Henry  Buford  and  Wife _ _ _  88 

Jane  Buford  Dewees,  Letitia  Buford  Vaughn,  Margaret  Buford 

McWilliams  _  92 

Dr.  Oliver  Henry  Buford _ _ _  104 

D.  A.  R.  Buford  Chapter  Home _  106 

Mary  Catherine  Bates  Shackleford _ 114 

Daniel  Bates  Walker  and  Wife _  120 

Frances  Ann  Baker  Walker _ 126 

Major  General  Irvin  McDowell _  142 

Dr.  Ephriam  McDowell,  Martha  McDowell  Buford _  144 

Charles  Buford  and  Wife - - -  146 

William  McDowell  Buford  and  Wife _  152 

Judge  George  Robertson  and  Wife _ _  154 

Captain  Marcus  Bainbridge  Buford  and  Wife _ 15S 

Dr.  Frederick  Winston  Miller _  160 

Mary  Buford  Duke _  166 

Home  of  Captain  Henry  and  Captain  Paschal  Buford _  172 

Attorney  Thomas  Lee  Buford _  188 

Major  Thomas  Jerry  Buford _  202 

Henry  Buford - 206 

John  Alexander  Buford  and  Wife _  208 

Linnie  Love  _ 210 

Massanello  Marion  Buford  and  Family _ 212 

Mildred  Blackburn  Buford  Terrill,  Julianna  Elizabeth  Buford  Lewis.  216 

Paschal  Buford  and  Wife _ 222 

Nancy  Eidson  Buford _  228 

Home  of  Judge  Wellington  Buford _  230 

Judge  Wellington  Buford  and  Family _ _ _  2  32 

Judge  Wellington  Buford  and  Wife _  234 

Judge  George  William  Buford  and  Wife _  236 

Senator  Simeon  Robert  Buford,  Delaus  Jesse  Buford _ 2  38 

William  Buford  and  Wife _  248 

Captain  Paschal  Buford _ ^ _ 268 

Judge  Martin  Parks  Burks _  27  4 

Rowland  Dabney  Buford _  278 

Major  General  Napoleon  Bonaparte  Buford  and  Wife _  310 

Major  General  John  Buford _  314 

General  Abraham  Buford _  32  8 

PORTRAITS — Continued 


William  June  Buford _  356 

William  Pegram  Buford  and  Wife _  364 

Francis  Emmett  Buford,  Algernon  Sidney  Buford _  36  6 

Dr.  W.  L.  Buford,  Lieutenant  Colonel  John  W.  Buford _ 380 

Attorney  General  Rivers  Henderson  Buford _  39  6 

Edward  Buford  2d _  40  6 

Christopher  Young  Buford _  420 

World  War  Soldier  Boys -  45  4 

Corporal  Abraham  Buford  Barnett,  Lieutenant  James  Malcolm 
Luck,  William  Buford  Braudus  Schnebly,  Robert  Edward 
McGhee,  Corporal  Alvah  Carlton  Luck.  Sergeant  Hugh  A. 
Luck,  Corporal  Raymond  R.  Fizer. 

Page  _ , _ _ _ 455 

George  Phillip  Luck,  Abraham  Buford  Luck,  Corporal  Ray  G. 
Buford,  William  Edward  Coffey,  Sergeant  Don  LeRoy  Buford, 
Luther  O.  Sallee,  Harry  Buford  Beagle,  Corporal  Nelson  Mil- 
ton  Buford. 


With  profound  reverence  to  the  Supreme  Ruler  of  the  Uni¬ 
verse  and  grateful  for  His  goodness,  love  and  mercy,  we  present 
this  volume  to  the  public. 

In  publishing  the  revisal  of  this  work  the  authors  duly  ac¬ 
knowledge  the  valuable  assistance  received  from  the  former  edi¬ 
tion  prepared  and  compiled  by  Capt.  Marcus  Bainbridge  Buford. 
We  are  also  indebted  to  other  relatives  and  friends  for  their 
hearty  co-operation  in  gathering  valuable  material. 

An  honest  endeavor  has  been  made  to  be  conservative,  ac¬ 
curate,  clear  and  impartial. 

We  might  explain  here  that  those  whose  pictures  appear  that; 
were  not  in  the  first  edition,  have  paid  extra  for  the  privilege. 

/  • 

GEORGE  W.  BUFORD,  Bismarck,  Mo. 



We  have  tried  hard  to  have  the  records  correct,  but  know 
there  will  be  many  mistakes,  so  will  be  glad  to  receive  corrections, 
also  records  of  any  families  we  have  not  reached,  that  their 
records  may  be  ready  for  the  next  edition. 



There  is  a  FISH  STORY  that  has  passed  down  from  one 
generation  to  another,  that  belongs  to  the  BUFORD  FAMILY, 
as  well  as  any  other  who  might  have  been  emigrants  on  the  ship 
ELIZABETH,  to  America  in  1635. 

The  story,  The  ship  on  way  over  struck  a  snag,  went  aleak 
so  badly  that  all  on  board  took  their  turn  at  bailing  water,  both 
day  and  night,  to  keep  the  ship  from  sinking.  Finally  the  water 
ceased  to  fill  the  ship,  to  the  delight  of  all.  When  they  reached 
land,  on  investigation  to  ascertain  the  cause,  it  was  found  that  the 
water  pouring  through  the  hole  in  the  hull  of  the  ship,  had  caused 
a  suction  that  caught  a  big  fish,  and  the  pressure  was  so  great  it 
was  held  fast  against  the  side  of  the  ship,  thus  stopping  the  leak  - 
age,  and  allowing  the  ship  to  land  in  safety. 


- [VEL  TIME  RE  f 

PLRHO) — ’ 



They  had  several  of  these  in  use  and  they  differ  materially 
in  some  respects,  indicating  their  family  line,  but  in  common  they 
present  the  same  general  features.  (They  were  given  only  by 
Kings,  for  valor  or  military  achievements. 

Arms  of  John  Beaufort,  Duke  of  Somerset,  grandson  of  John 
of  Gaunt,  Duke  of  Lancaster,  from  his  Garter  plate  in  St.  George’s 
Chapel  at  Windsor,  first  half  of  the  fifteenth  century;  the  then 
Royal  Arms  of  England  (i.  e.  quarterly,  land  4,  France;  2  and  3 
England)  within  a  border  compony  argent  and  azure.  The  mant¬ 
ling,  which  has  scalloped  edge,  is  of  gules  and  or.  The  crest  is — 
ona  chapeau  gules,  turned  up  ermine;  a  lion  of  England  statant 
guardant  and  crowned  or ;  gorged  with  collar  compony  as  in  the 

SUPPORTER :  Dexter  and  eagle  crowned,  and  with  wings 
inverted  or;  sinister  and  antelope  argent  armed  and  crined  or 
and  bazant. 

As  badge:  On  either  side  of  Coat  of  Arms  is  the  badge 
of  an  ostrich  feather,  argant,  the  quill  compony  argent  and  azure. 

This  is  taken  from  Planch’s  “Pursuivant  Arms,”  London, 
1873,  but  in  that  book  the  background  of  the  livery  colors,  as 
in  the  Garter  Plate,  is  fully  reproduced  (description  on  page  454, 
“Art  of  Heraldry”) .  On  page  136,  the  panther  is  given  by  Segur, 
Garter  King  of  Arms,  1603-1633,  as  one  of  the  badges  of  King 
Henry  VI,  where  it  is  silver  spotted  of  various  colors,  and  with 
flames  issuing  from  its  mouth  and  ears. 

No  doubt  this  Royal  badge  is  the  origin  of  the  supporter  of 
the  Duke  of  Beaufort. 


Beaufort,  Duke  of  (Somerset)  a  portcullis  or,  nailed  az,  with 
chains  pendant  thereto,  also  or,  MOTTO — MUTARE  VEL  TIM- 
ERE  SPERNO  (I  scorn  to  change  or  fear.)  Beaufort,  Leisester 




Paul,  Esquire,  of  the  Cottage,  Strathfield,  Turgis  Winokfield, 
Hants;  a  female  figure  habited  by  the  second  encircled  round  the 
waist  with  a  belt  or,  holding  in  her  dexter  hand  a  mirrow  ppr., 
in  her  left  hand  a  book,  between  two  wings  erect  arg.  MOTTO : 
Deus  meus  turris  fortis. 

DEFINITIONS:  The  Lion  represents  strength  and  bold¬ 
ness  :  LILIES — purity. 

Argent — Silver,  usually  represented  and  considered  as 
white;  when  engraved  the  surface  is  left  plain. 

Azure — Blue,  represented  when  engraved  by  parallel 
horizontal  lines. 

Gules — Red,  represented  when  engraved  by  perpen¬ 
dicular  lines. 

Or — Gold,  frequently  represented  by  yellow;  when  en¬ 
graved  by  small  points  or  dots  spread  over  the  field 
or  bearing. 

Per  pale — Divided  into  two  equal  parts  of  different 
colors  by  a  perpendicular  line. 

Compony — Composed  of  one  row  of  rectangular  pieces 
alternately  of  different  tinctures;  if  there  be  two 
rows  it  is  termed  compony-counter-compony. 

Portcullis — For  the  defense  of  the  gateway  of  a  city, 
castle  or  other  fortress.  For  protection  against 

Stantant — Standing. 

Chapeau — Cap. 

The  Arms  of  the  legitimated  Beauforts  are  now  borne  by  the 
Somersets,  Dukes  of  Beaufort,  who  descended  from  Charles 
Somerset,  who  was  created  Earl  of  Worcester,  a  natural  son  of 
Henry  Beaufort,  third  Duke  of  Somerset. 

CHARLES  SOMERSET,  first  Earl  of  Worchester,  K.  C. ;  il- 
legimate  son  of  Henry  Beaufort,  Duke  of  Somerset ;  was  appoint¬ 
ed  Captain  of  Yeoman  of  the  Guard,  1486;  made  K.  C.  1496;  and 
Knight  Banneret,  1497.  He  married  Elizabeth,  June  3,  1472. 



JOHN  DE  BEAUFORT,  eldest  natuial  son  of  John  of  Gaunt 
and  Katherine  Swinford ;  bore  per  pale  argent  and  azure  (the  well 
known  Lancastrain  colors)  on  a  broad  bend  the  Arms  of  Lan¬ 
caster,  England — a  label  of  France.  This  John  (created  Earl 
and  Marquis  of  Somerset)  and  other  children  of  John,  Duke  of 
Lancaster,  by  Katherine  Swinford,  were  legitimated  by  Act  of 
Parliament  (20  Richard  II)  and  then  substituted  for  the  above  for 
the  Royal  Arms  within  a  bordure  compony  of  the  Lancastrain 

His  brother,  Cardinal  Beaufort,  used  the  same  with  a  cres¬ 
cent  argent  in  the  center  point  for  difference ;  the  other  brother, 
Thomas,  Duke  of  Exeter,  made  his  bordure  compony  of  ermine 
(instead  of  argent)  and  azure. 

After  1417  he  changed  the  bordure  to  argent  and  azure,  on 
each  pane  of  the  letter  a  fleur-de-lis  or. 

Bufords  have  been  in  possession  of  the  Coat  of  Arms  from 
the  tenth*  century,  but  it  is  not  known  for  the  performance  of 
what  particular  achievement  it  was  given. 


The  Buford  ship  is  one  of  the  best  known  of  Uncle  Sam’s 
carriers.  She  is  the  vessel  that  carried  Emma  Golden  and  Alex¬ 
ander  Berkman,  with  other  undesirables,  to  Russia  when  they 
were  deported,, and  she  has  been  for  several  years  one  of  the  most 
prominent  of  the  government  ships  doing  official  business.  The 
latest  feat  that  brought  Capt.  L.  R.  N.  Kerr  and  his  big  vessel 
into  the  limelight  was  in  rescuing  the  crew  and  passengers  from 
the  burning  Japanese  steamer  Tokuyo  Maru  off  the  Oregon  coast 
while  enroute  to  Tacoma,  Washington. 

Capt.  Kerr  came  to  Tacoma  to  carry  the  55th  Artillery  from 
Camp  Lewis  to  the  Hawaiian  Islands,  during  the  World  War. 

The  Japanese  vessel  was  burning  off  the  coast  of  Oregon, 
and  the  Buford  was  the  first  ship  to  answer  the  SOS  call  from 






the  doomed  freighter,  and  she  stood  by  until  all  lives  had  been 

Capacity  of  U.  S.  T.  BUFORD:  Passengers,  first  class,  70; 
second  class,  44;  troops,  978.  The  greater  part  of  service  on  the 
Pacific  Coast.  Home  port,  San  Francisco,  Calif. 


The  Beaufort  was  formerly  the  German  steamship  Rudolph 
Blumberg  and  was  seized  by  the  Collector  of  the  Port  of  New  Or¬ 
leans,  La.,  April  6, 1917,  for  the  purpose  of  guarding  the  ship  and 
preventing  its  destruction  by  her  officers  and  crew. 

The  vessel  was  later  taken  over  by  the  United  States,  under 
the  Joint  Resolution,  No.  42,  of  the  65th  Congress,  approved  May 
12,  1917,  and  in  Executive  Order,  No.  2625,  dated  May  22,  1917, 
the  Secretary  of  the  Treasury  was  directed  to  transfer  the  ves¬ 
sel  to  the  Navy  for  use  as  a  collier  and  cargo  vessel.  On  June  9, 
1917,  the  name  of  the  vessel  was  changed  from  Rudolph  Blum¬ 
berg  to  U  S.  S.  BEAUFORT.  It  is  still  in  active  service.  Home 
port,  New  York  Harbor. 

If  aspiration  high  reach  not  beyond  the  sky, 

Our  striving  and  longing,  at  evening  and  dawning. 
Our  Faith  and  bright  Hopes  all  are  risen; 

Like  a  voyager  afar,  without  compass  or  star, 

On  a  rock-beaten  coast  we  are  driven. 







(The  gun  in  the  left  foreground  is  the  one  from  which  the  first 

shot  of  the  battle  was  fired.) 





The  name  Beaufort,  or  as  it  came  to  America,  Beauford, 
is  French,  and  as  a  family  name  extremely  rare,  being  essen¬ 
tially  a  place  name,  meaning  “beautiful  fort  or  castle/’  It  grew 
into  a  family  name  during  the  Eleventh  and  Twelfth  centuries, 
from  the  ownership  of  such  places,  the  lords  or  masters  being 
spoken  of  as  “de  Beaufort,”  of,  or  belonging  to,  the  beautiful 

The  given  names  of  both  the  English  and  American  families, 
such  as  John,  Thomas,  William,  Richard  and  Robert,  are  Nor¬ 
man,  and  came  to  England  with  the  Northmen. 

By  referring  to  the  extracts  given  below  from  old  English 
wills  and  deeds,  it  will  be  seen  that  the  progenitors  of  the 
Bufords  in  America  were  in  England  long  before  John  of  Gaunt 
adopted  the  name  Beaufort  for  his  children,  or  the  French 
Huguenots  had  emigrated. 

John  of  Gaunt  came  into  possession  of  the  castle  of  Beaufort, 
in  the  Province  of  Anjou,  in  France,  at  the  close  of  the  Thirteenth 
century,  and  from  it  named  his  children  by  Catherine  Swinford 
“Beaufort,”  with  the  title  of  Duke  of  Somerset.  This  family  be¬ 
came  extinct  with  the  John  who  was  exiled  to  France  and  killed 
in  the  Battle  of  Tewksburg,  in  1470.  An  illegitimate  branch  of 
this  family  was  given  the  name  of  “Somerset,”  and  in  1682  the 
title  Duke  of  Beaufort. 

There  has  been,  from  the  earliest  day,  a  tradition  in  the 
family  in  America  that  they  were  descendants  of  John  of  Gaunt; 
but  this  could  be  only  through  the  female  side  of  the  house,  and 
they  could  then  have  no  legitimate  claim  to  the  name  of  Beau¬ 
fort,  and  could  come  by  it  only  by  adoption. 





Beaufort  City  and  County,  South  Carolina,  were  evidently 
so-called  in  honor  of  the  Duke  of  that  name,  one  of  the  “Lords 
Proprietors,”  whose  descendants  still  own  vast  estates  in  Som¬ 
erset  and  Wales,  though  mortgaged  and  impoverished  of  later 
generations  to  the  extent  that  the  present  incumbent  of  the  title 
recently  felt  compelled  to  put  up  huge  tracts,  forests  and  ruined 
castles  for  sale  at  public  auction  in  order  to  secure  for  himself  a 
regular  meal  ticket.  The  small  town,  Beaufort,  in  Monmouth¬ 
shire,  England,  is  located  in  the  heart  of  the  ducal  ancestral 
domain,  and  Raglan  and  Chepstow  castles  were  two  of  the  mag¬ 
nificent  ruins  auctioned  off  and  falling  to  bids  of  Yankee  million¬ 
aires  a  few  years  since. 

The  French  Beauforts  originated  with  the  children  of  Henry 
IV  and  Gabrielle  d’Estrees,  who  became  Duchesse  de  Beaufort, 
from  an  estate  of  the  name  in  Champagne,  France,  which  be¬ 
longed  to  her  family  in  1590  to  1600 — too  late  for  the  English 
Buffords  to  be  descended  from  them.  Some  members  of  this 
family,  French  Huguenots,  emigrated  to  England  after  the  edict 
of  Nantes,  and  their  descendants  are  still  found  in  that  country 
and  this.  They  are  “Beauforts,”  having  never  changed  the  spell¬ 
ing  of  their  name. 

The  first  English  Beauforts  came  over  with  William  the 
Conqueror,  and  got  their  name,  as  did  the  Dukes  of  Beaufort,  in 
Belgium,  in  the  Tenth  century,  from  the  Castle  of  Beaufort,  in 
Namur,  Belgium. 

If  they  brought  any  titles  with  them,  none  have  survived 
in  England,  and  they  became  knights,  dignitaries  of  the  church, 
merchants,  husbandmen,  yeomen,  and  men  of  position  in  every 
walk  of  life. 

It  is  not  possible,  with  the  data  now  in  possession  of  the 
writer,  to  connect  the  American  family  immediately  with  the 
English  Buffords.  While  this  is  most  unsatisfactory,  there  is 
no  doubt  that  they  are  one  and  the  same,  and  the  search  for 
documentary  proof  which  is  still  going  on  will  probably  estab- 



lish  the  fact  and  show  which  Richard  or  John  was  the  emigrant 
to  this  country  and  the  progenitor  of  the  family  in  America. 

Many  members  of  our  family  in  the  United  States  still  spell 
the  name  Beauford,  having  never  allowed  the  change  to  Buford, 
which  gradually  came  to  be  the  accepted  form.  It  is  readily 
seen  how  the  change  to  Bufford  would  come  about  in  England, 
when  one  remembers  that  few  people  in  the  Tenth  century,  the 
Eleventh,  and  even  down  to  the  Thirteenth,  could  read  or  write, 
and  that  literary  attainments  were  confined  chiefly  to  the 
clergy,  lawyers,  clerks,  etc.  Of  course,  it  was  impossible  to  con¬ 
vey  to  a  clerk  any  way  of  spelling  a  name  other  than  phonetically, 
and  he  wrote  what  seemed  to  him  to  be  be  the  correct  spelling. 
There  are  few  of  the  old  wills  and  deeds  examined  which  do  not 
contain  several  ways  of  spelling  the  name  of  the  same  person, 
and  often  it  is  only  by  close  study  and  comparison  that  the  web 
is  untangled. 

The  BEAUFORTS  have  been  prominent  in  the  history  of 
England  since  the  early  part  of  the  Eleventh  century.  They 
entered  with  William  the  Conqueror.  Here  we  take  a  few  ex¬ 
tracts  from  People’s  Cyclopedia  of  Universal  Knowledge: 

HENRY  BEAUFORT,  born  1370,  died  at  Winchester, 
1447.  Cardinal  and  Bishop  of  Winchester;  was  half-brother 
to  King  Henry  IV.  He  was  educated  in  England  and  Germany. 
In  1404  he  became  Bishop  of  Winchester.  He  was  present  at 
the  Council  of  Constance,  and  voted  for  the  election  of  Pope 
Martin  V.,  by  whom  he  was  subsequently  made  Cardinal.  In 
1431,  Beaufort  conducted  the  young  King,  Henry  VI,  to  France 
to  be  crowned  in  Paris  as  King  of  France  and  England.  Here 
he  also  endeavored,  but  vainly,  to  reconcile  the  Duke  of  Bedford, 
Regent  of  France,  with  the  offended  Duke  of  Burgundy.  His 
memory  is  stained  by  his  suspected  participation  in  the  murder 
of  the  Earl  of  Gloucester  and  of  the  Maid  of  Orleans,  Joan 




BEAUFORT,  MARGARET,  Countess  of  Richmond  and 
of  Derby,  daughter  of  Duke  of  Somerset,  and  wife  of  the  Earl 
of  Richmond,  who  was  a  half-brother  to  Henry  VL,  and  mother 
of  Henry  VII.  Born,  1441 ;  died,  1509. 


BEAUFORT,  Due  de  (Francois  de  Vendome),  leader 
of  malcontents  in  the  war  of  the  Fronde.  Commander  of  the 
French  fleet  1662;  killed  at  Candia,  1669. 


BEAUFORT,  H.  C.  F.  S.,  8th  Duke  of;  an  English 
soldier ;  born  in  1824 ;  was  aide-de-camp  to  Wellington,  Hardinge. 
and  the  Duke  of  Cambridge. 




William  the  Conqueror;  crowned  25  December;  died  at 
Rouen,  9  September,  1087. 


William  II.,  Rufus;  reign  began  26  September;  killed  by 
an  arrow  2  August,  1100. 


Henry  II.,  Beauclere,  his  brother;  reign  began  5  August; 
died  of  a  surfeit,  1  December,  1135. 


Stephen,  Earl  of  Blois,  nephew  of  Henry;  reign  26  De¬ 
cember;  died  25  October,  1154. 



Henry  II.,  Plantagenet,  grandson  of  Henry  I.  and  son  of 
Maud;  reign  began  19  December;  died  6  July,  1189. 


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Richard  I.  Coeur  de  Lion;  his  son;  reign  began  3  Septem¬ 
ber;  died  of  a  wound,  6  ApriJ,  1199. 


John,  the  brother  of  Richard;  reign  began  27  May;- died 
19  October,  1216. 


Henry  III.,  son  of  John;  reign  began  28  October;  died  16 
November,  1272. 


Edward  I.,  son  of  Henry,  surname  Longshanks;  reign 
began  20  November;  died  7  July,  1307. 


Edward  II.,  son  of  Edward  I.;  reign  began  8  July;  de¬ 
throned  20  January,  1327 ;  murdered  at  Berkeley  Castle,  21 
September  following. 


Edward  III.,  his  son;  reign  began  25  January;  died  21 
June,  1377. 


Richard  II.,  son  of  Edward  the  Black  Prince,  and  grand¬ 
son  of  Edward  III.;  reign  began  22  June;  dethroned  29  Sep¬ 
tember,  1399;  said  to  have  been  murdered  at  Pomfret  Castle, 
10  February,  1400. 



Henry  IV.,  cousin  of  Richard  II.;  reign  began  30  Septem¬ 
ber;  died  20  March,  1413. 


Henry  V.,  his  son;  reign  began  21  March;  died  31  August. 




Henry  VI.,  his  son ;  reign  began  1  September ;  deposed  4 
March,  1461 ;  said  to  have  been  murdered  by  Richard,  duke  of 
Gloucester,  in  the  Tower,  20  June,  1471. 



Edward  IV.,  died  9  April,  1483. 


Edward  V.,  his  son;  deposed  25  June,  1483,  and  said  to 
have  been  murdered  in  the  Tower;  reigned  two  months  and 
thirteen  days.  - 

Richard  III.,  brother  of  Edward  IV. ;  began  to  reign  26 
June;  slain  at  Bosworth,  22  August,  1485. 



Henry  VII.,  son  of  Edmond  Tudor,  earl  of  Richmond,  and 
Margaret,  daughter  of  John  Beaufort,  duke  of  Somerset,  legit¬ 
imated  descendant  of  John  of  Gaunt,  Duke  of  Lancaster;  began 
reign  22  August;  died  21  April,  1509. 


Henry  VIII. *  his  son,  began  to  reign  22  April;  died  28 
January,  1547. 


Edward  VI.,  son  of  Henry  VIII.  (by  Jane  Seymour),  died 
6  July,  1553. 


Jane,  daughter  of  the  duke  of  Suffolk,  and  wife  of  Lord 
Guilford  Dudley;  proclaimed  queen  on  the  death  of  Edward; 
ten  days  afterward  returned  to  private  life;  was  tried  13  No¬ 
vember,  1553;  beheaded  12  February,  1554,  when  but  17  years 
of  age. 




Mary,  daughter  of  Henry,  by  Catherine  of  Aragon;  mar¬ 
ried  Phillip  of  Spain,  25  July,  1554;  died  17  November,  1558. 


Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Henry,  by  Anne  Boleyn,  died  24 
March,  1603. 

Notes  made  from  wills  and  other  documents  at  Somerset 
House  and  various  places  in  England  of  Bufford,  Baford  and 


Thomas  Bufford,  1370-75.  Children — Afrn,  wife  of  John 
Young  and  William,  born  about  1410,  who  was  a  citizen  and 
mercer  in  London,  wife  Elizabeth, — lived  in  St.  Mary's  Parish, 
near  where  the  Bank  of  England  now  stands,  and  was  a  con¬ 
siderable  possessor  of  lands  at  Merton,  Surrey,  now  included 
in  London.  Children — Richard,  died  1490;  Rose,  who  married 
Whaplode;  Elizabeth,  Agnes,  Lettys,  Robert  and  Harry;  two  last 
not  mentioned  in  mother’s  will.  William  and  his  wife  both  died 
in  1488.  William  had  a  brother  named  William,  not  an  uncom¬ 
mon  thing  in  those  days. 

Prerogative  Court  of  Canterbury. 


In  Northiam  Church  in  Sussex  there  is  an  epitaph  that  ha~ 
probably  never  before  been  in  print,  as  follows:  “Of  yo> 
charite  pray  for  the  Soule  of  Syr  Robert  Beauford  sumtyn  e 
person  of  this  Church  of  Northia  the  which  deceased  the  xxviji 
day  of  April  in  the  yere  of  the  lord  MVXVII  on  whose  soul 
Thu  have  mercy,  amen.” 


George  Bayford,  1530-40,  of  Great  Haddam,  Hertfordshire. 



Daughter  Margaret,  1577 ;  married,  1597,  William  Gladwyn,  ot 
Chigwell,  Essex. 

Prerogative  Court  of  Canterbury . 


Richard  Bufforde,.  Colforde  Newland,  County  Gloucester, 
April  16,  1555. 


16,  1555.  Mentions  his  wife,  Margaret;  sons,  Christopher, 
Henry,  Anthony.  Consistory  of  Gloucester,  file  for  1555. 


Christopher  Bufforde  was  of  Whittle,  in  Essex  in  1573. 
Married  Elizabeth  Boyes,  of  Halstead,  Essex. 

Prerogative  Court  of  Canterbury. 


Anna  Bufford,  widow,  Colford,  18  July,  1578.  Mentions 
daughters,  Joan,  Eleanor  and  Elizabeth,  son  and  heir,  Robert 
Morgan,  and  Anna,  his  wife. 

Consistory  of  Gloucester ,  file  for  1578. 


August  23,  1584,  administration  of  Ellen  Baford  (de¬ 
ceased).  All  Hallows,  Staynong,  to  her  husband,  John  Baford. 

Commissary  of  London ,  Act  Book  1582-1593.  Folio  50 


William  Bufford  of  Riding  Court,  Hornchurch,  County  of 
Essex.  Will  dated  May  5,  1626.  Wife’s  name  Mary;  had  son, 
William,  daughter,  Elizabeth,  sister,  Elizabeth,  who  married 
William  Gladwin  (Gladwyn?)  of  Dunton;  brothers,  John  (of 
Dunton),  and  Richard;  brother-in-law,  James  Mansfield.  Mary 
Bufford’s  will  was  probated  June  4,  1627. 

Archdeaconry  of  Essex  filed  wills ,  file  for  1626-27, 
No.  42. 




Elizabeth  Bufford,  widow,  Ingrave,  Essex.  Will  dated 
October  16,  1631.  Buried  in  Layndon  Church,  near  her  hus¬ 
band.  Children — Henry,  John,  Rowland,  James  and  Elizabeth. 
Henry  had  four  children;  John  had  four;  Elizabeth  married' Nor¬ 
ton  and  had  two  children,  John  and  Elizabeth  Norton;  James 
had  two  children,  William  and  Elizabeth  Bufford;  son-ip-lav/, 
Richard  Bufford,  had  two  daughters. 

Consistory  of  London ,  Register  “Allen,”  folio  100. 


Mary  Bufford,  of  Hurslay,  County  Southton.  Indenture 
May  31,  1636.  12.  Charles  I,  Close  Roll,  part  4  (3078),  No.  24. 


Philip  Bafford  and  wife  Mary,  of  St.  Mary  Malfellonals, 
Whitechapel,  February  5,  1638. 


1  September,  1638. 

John  Bafford  (Hereford  in  Act  book).  Mentions  brother, 
Styles,  minister  of  Pomfet,  in  Yorkshire;  sisters,  Margaret, 
Elizabeth,  and  Prudence.  John  Bafford  evidently  died  in  Italy, 
as  his  will  is  witnessed  by  Basil,  Lord  Fielding,  H.  M.’s  ambas¬ 
sador  to  Italy,  and  William  Pettie.  He  left  legacies  to  his  ser¬ 
vant  and  others  who  cared  for  him  during  his  illness. 

Will  was  proved  December  1,  1638,  by  his  widow  and  exe¬ 
cutrix,  Fortune  Bafford. 


John  Bufford  of  Dunton,  Essex,  October  20,  1639.  Men¬ 
tions  sons,  John  and  Rowland;  daughters,  Elizabeth,  Ann,  and 
Alice;  brother,  Rowland  Bufford,  who  is  appointed  guardian 
during  minority  of  his  sons,  etc. 

Archdeaconry  of  Essex,  Register  “ Whitehead ,”  1638- 
1653,  folio  71. 




William  Bufford,  of  Ruarden,  diocese  of  Gloucester,  22 
March,  1641.  Mentions  his  wife,  Ann,  who  was  the  daughter 
of  John  Nelmes;  his  sons,  John  and  William;  his  brother,  John 
Bufford;  his  nephews,  John  Bufford  and  Henrie  Catchmie — 
son  of  his  sister — and  his  nieces,  Joan  Bufford  and  Eleanor 

Prerogative  Court  of  Canterbury ,  “ Campbell  ”  85. 


John  Bufford,  of  Landogo,  County  Monmouth,  23  Decem¬ 
ber,  1648. 

Prerogative  Court  of  Canterbury ,  “Fairfax,”  129. 


William  Bafford,  of  Chilloworth,  South  Hants;  will  Febru¬ 
ary  10,  1654. 


Christopher  Bauford,  of  Bisley,  County  Surrey ;  will  March 
11,  1654;  wife,  Mary.  Children — Christopher,  John  and  Ann, 
who  married  John  Berryman. 

Prerogative  Court  of  Canterbury ,  Register  “Aylett,” 
folio  428. 

In  Essex  and  Herts,  Prerogative  Court  of  Canter¬ 
bury.. — 

1660- 61.  Susanna  Bufford. 

1661- 63.  Thomas  Bayford,  Farnham. 

1663-66.  George  Bufford,  Colchester. 

Edward  Bayford,  Little  Hadley. 

John  Bayford,  Bishop  Storford. 

William  Bayford,  Bishop  Storford. 

1669-97.  Rowland  Bufford,  Ingrave. 

Daniel  Byford,  Southminster. 



1667-80.  Rebecca  Bainford  (Baenford?),  Leigh,  Essex. 

1684-99.  Edward  Bayford  Stanstead,  Montfichal. 

Ralph  Beaufort,  a  priest  of  St.  Olaves,  Silver 
Street,  London,  died  1650. 

1678-79.  John  Bufford  of  Dunton,  Essex,  22  January, 
1678-9.  Mentions  his  wife,  Margaret,  his  sons,  John,  William. 
Francis  and  Richard. 

Archdeaconry  of  Essex,  register  “Hills”  (1675-1680), 
folio  265. 







We  are  about  to  enter  upon  the  records  of  a  most  remark¬ 
able  people  of  unparalleled  history.  Perhaps  there  is  none  greater 
or  more  to  be  honored  than  the  Buford's,  who  ever  crossed 
the  ocean  and  came  to  America.  Their  descendants  will  prob¬ 
ably  now  exceed  5,000  in  numbers ;  scattered  in  every  state  and 
territory  of  the  United  States,  from  Maine  to  California,  from 
the  Great  Lakes  to  the  Gulf  of  Mexico,  and  to  the  far  Northwest 
Alaska,  we  find  them  engaged  in  almost  every  calling  and  pur¬ 
suit  of  life  common  to  mankind,  such  as  farmers,  lawyers,  doc¬ 
tors,  merchants,  preachers,  teachers,  politicians,  musicians, 
painters,  etc.,  as  well  as  filling  high  positions  of  honor  and  pub¬ 
lic  trust  and  usefulness  under  the  government,  with  credit  and 
satisfaction  to  all  concerned.  As  generals  and  soldiers  on  the 
battle  field,  they  have  not  been  questioned  as  to  their  loyalty  and 
have  proved  themselves  worthy  and  capable  of  carrying  out 
their  designs  in  instances  of  great  enterprises.  In  this  respect 
few  can  be  found  to  be  their  equals.  The  truth  of  this  fact 
will  be  later  fully  demonstrated  in  this  book.  A  mighty  people 
of  powerful  influence,  characterized  by  great  principles  of  hon¬ 
esty,  integrity,  industry,  self-reliance,  skill,  perseverance,  per¬ 
sistence,  trustworthyness  and  shrewdness;  in  a  very  great 
degree  devoid  of  the  principles  of  selfishness,  and  especially 
noted  for  their  generosity.  Summing  up  the  whole  matter,  only 
one  more  thought  is  necessary  by  adding,  the  saying  of  which 



is  often  repeated  by  other  people,  “Whatever  a  Buford  under¬ 
takes  to  do  he  never  fails  to  accomplish.” 

In  the  Navy  of  the  United  States  there  is  a  gigantic  trans¬ 
port  vessel  called  “Buford”  in  honor  of  the  name.  There  is 
also,  The  U.  S.  S.  BEAUFORT,  a  vessel  used  as  a  collier. 

The  name  has  further  been  honored  in  eleven  states  of  this 
great  Union  by  the  naming  of  postoffices,  those  in  Missouri, 
North  and  South  Carolina  retaining  the  old  French  form, 
“BEAUFORT,”  while  those  in  Virginia,  Georgia,  Tennessee, 
Ohio,  Arkansas,  North  Dakota,  Colorado  and  Wyoming  use  the 
simple  form  “BUFORD.”  There  is  also  a  county  each  in  North 
Carolina  and  South  Carolina,  and  an  island  which  bears  the 
name  Beaufort. 

It  will  be  seen  from  the  preceding  chapter  that  the  Buford 
family  originated  in  France,  belonging  to  the  French  Huguenots, 
and  on  account  of  their  religious  belief,  left  France  and  found 
refuge  in  England. 

The  first  ancestor  of  this  distinguished  family  to  come  to 
America  was  probably  Richard  Beauford.  “He  was  examined  by 
a  minister  of  the  Church  of  England,  as  to  his  loyalty  to  the 
King,  took  the  prescribed  oath  of  allegiance,  etc.,  age  eighteen,” 
“Hotten’s  List;”  emigrated  on  the  ship  Elizabeth,  August  1, 
1635,  from  Gravesend,  England,  being  a  young  man  eighteen 
years  of  age;  therefore,  born  in  the  year  1617  or  18.  Little 
or  no  record  is  left  to  tell  the  thrilling  incidents  of  this  great 
voyage,  and  the  reader  is  left  to  imagine  what  history  fails  to 
record.  In  the  Deed  Book  of  Lancaster  County,  Virginia,  at 
Lancaster  Court  House,  under  date  of  April  15,  1656,  “John 
Vause  assigned  Richard  Beauford  three  hundred  acres  of  land 
lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Rappahannock  River,  up  in  the 
freshes,  bounding  on  the  land  of  Thomas  Hawkins.  It  is  quite 
probable  that  he  married  a  daughter  of  John  Vause  and  drifted 
with  him  and  his  family  into  Lancaster  County,  Virginia. 



After  Richard  came  to  America  the  colony  had,  by  census 
of  1634,  four  thousand  nine  hundred  and  fourteen  inhabitants 
and  was  divided  into  eight  littoral  shires. 

The  name  Lancaster  first  appears  in  the  list  of  counties 
represented  in  the  House  of  Burgesses,  April,  1652.  No  act 
or  order  for.  the  formation  of  the  county  appears  to  be  extant. 
“By  the  Court  held  ye  7th  of  August,  1645,  for  ye  countye  of 
Lancaster,  it  was  divided  into  two  parishes,  the  lower  includ¬ 
ing  the  present  counties  of  Lancaster  and  Middlesex,  and  the 
upper  the  present  counties  of  Essex  and  Richmond,  and  the  ter¬ 
ritory  extending  indefinitely  to  the  westward,  on  both  sides  of 
the  Rappahannock  River.” 

Had  he  married  as  early  as  1640,  he  could  have  had  a  son 
old  enough  to  be  married  in  1662.  Therefore,  he  is  supposed 
to  be  the  progenitor  of  the  Beaufords,  Beauforts,  Bluefords,  Blu- 
fords,  Buefords  and  Bufords,  in  America,  the  descent  traced 
through  John  Beauford,  of  Christchurch  Parish,  Middlesex 
County,  Virginia.  That  Richard’s  family  records  are  not  given 
is  accounted  for  by  the  fact  that  the  register  of  Christchurch 
Parish  was  not  begun  until  1653.  The  name  is  found  spelled  all 
these  ways.  While  much  of  the  confusion  of  this  lawless  spell¬ 
ing  is  due  to  the  clerks  of  the  counties  and  of  the  parishes,  the 
individuals  themselves  frequently  spelled  their  names  any  of 
these  ways,  indifferently ;  in  fact,  often  in  several  different  ways 
in  the  same  document.  Given  names  were  either  scarce  or  clung 
to  with  great  persistency,  and  it  has  been  found  almost  impos¬ 
sible  in  this  genealogy  to  identify  the  different  Johns,  Thomases, 
Jameses  and  Williams,  except  by  their  immediate  families. 
Although  at  first  there  were  no  middle  names,  in  deeds  and 
other  legal  documents  where  it  was  necessary  for  both  husband 
and  wife  to  sign,  the  initials  of  both  their  given  names  were 
frequently  signed  before  their  surnames.  This  was  also  the 
custom  in  marking  silver,  linen  and  other  household  goods. 




The  name  Buford  primarily,  as  we  have  already  before  indi¬ 
cated,  was  written  in  various  ways  and  perhaps  uttered  a  little 
differently  when  spoken  by  some,  and  in  the  course  of  over  a 
hundred  years  automatically  and  gradually  was  reduced  to  a 
simpler  and  easier  spelling,  until  by  general  consent  and  agree¬ 
ment,  just  before  the  Revolutionary  War,  it  assumed  its  mod¬ 
ern  form,  which  has  been  considered  proper.  Although  a  very 
similar  process  had  taken  place  in  England  before  there  had 
been  any  emigrants  of  the  name  to  America,  Richard  and  his 
descendants  did  not  recognize  the  change,  if  they  knew  of  it 

The  Burfords,  another  great  people,  came  to  Virginia  in  an 
early  day,  having  a  history  that  rivals  the  Buford’s.  They  are 
an  intermixture  of  English,  Scotch  and  Welsh,  and  must  not 
be  confounded  with  the  Bufords,  who  are  purely  French.  The 
writer  has  examined  their  history  and  cannot  find  any  connec¬ 
tion  with  the  above  people,  and  it  is  useless  to  try  to  identify 
Buford  with  Burford. 

In  the  register  of  Christchurch,  Middlesex  County,  1653- 
1812,  among  the  first  entries,  in  fact,  the  sixth,  is  the  marriage 
of  John  Blueford  (Beauford)  and  Elizabeth  Parrott,  April  11, 
1662.  He  was  then  probably  twenty  years  of  age  and,  there¬ 
fore,  born  in  1642.  It  is  also  probable  that  he  was  a  son  of 
Richard,  and  not  born  in  Middlesex  County,  where  Richard  is 
found  in  1656,  but  came  there  with  his  father,  for  in  the  register 
is  found  an  entry  to  the  effect  that  Richard  Parrott,  Jr.,  who 
was  born  24th  of  February,  1620,  was  the  first  male  child  that 
was  born  in  the  county,  of  English  parents. 

In  a  deed  in  the  land  office,  Richmond,  Virginia,  dated 
March  17,  1663,  Sir  William  Berkeley,  knight,  governor  of  Vir¬ 
ginia,  grants  to  John  Beauford  and  Francis  Broughton  three 
hundred  (300)  acres  of  land  lying  in  the  County  of  Lancaster 
(now  Middlesex)  upon  the  south  side  of  the  Rappahannock 
River  adjoining  the  land  of  Richard  Lewis,  said  land  being  due 



John  Beauford  and  Frances  Broughton  by  and  for  the  trans¬ 
portation  of  six  persons,  etc. 

Sir  William  Burkley  had  obtained  government  land  grants, 
in  which  was  included  Lancaster  County,  and  to  encourage  set 
tlement  he  issued  grants  of  fifty  acres  for  each  person  trans¬ 
ported  to  the  colony.  Among  those  brought  over  were  members 
of  families  already  in  the  colony,  servants  and  slaves,  both  white 
and  black.  To  obtain  a  grant  it  was  simply  necessary  to  pay 
the  passage  money  of  the  person  transported. 

Middlesex  County,  owing  to  its  accessibility  both  for  exports 
and  imports,  became  the  fountain-head  of  the  most  aristocratic 
colonists  and  the  source  from  which  sprang  many  of  Virginia’s 
most  prominent  families.  Hence  were  the  Berkeleys,  Skipwiths, 
Brandons,  Wormsleys,  Corbins,  Carters,  Conways,  Balls,  Wash¬ 
ingtons,  Lewises,  and  hundreds  of  others.  Now  there  is  not 
only  no  vestige  of  these  names  left  there,  but  no  trace  of  their 
homes.  The  old  church  has  been  in  ruins  many  years.  Trees 
have  grown  up  inside  its  walls,  and  the  old  tombs  surrounding 
it  have  been  allowed  to  decay  and  disappear. 

2.  JOHN  BEAUFORD,  of  Christchurch  Parish,  Lancaster 
County,  Virginia,  married  Elizabeth  Parrat,  April  11,  1662. 
Children — Thomas,  born  1663;  Ambrose,  born  1665;  Susannah, 
born  1667 ;  Elizabeth,  1669. 

John  Beauford  died  April  18,  1722. 

3.  THOMAS,  SR.,  son  of  John  and  Elizabeth  Parrat  Beau¬ 
ford,  born  in  Lancaster  County,  1663.  Married  Mary  - . 

Children — Thomas,  Jr.,  born  1682,  baptized  May  21,  1682: 
Henry,  born  1684,  baptized  March  15,  1684;  Mary,  March  18, 

Thomas  Beauford  died  December  9,  1716. 

Mary  Beauford  died  December  29,  1720. 

3.  AMBROSE,  son  of  John  and  Elizabeth  Parrat  Beau¬ 
ford,  born  in  Lancaster  County,  Virginia,  1665.  Married  Eliza- 



beth - .  Daughter — Elizabeth,  who  was  baptized  Septem¬ 

ber  10,  1693. 

3.  SUSANNAH,  daughter  of  John  and  Elizabeth  Parrat 
Beau-ford,  born  in  Lancaster  County,  Va.,  1667 ;  married 
Thomas  Guy,  October  14,  1689. 

3.  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  John  and  Elizabeth  Par- 
rat  Beauford,  born  in  Lancaster  County,  Virginia,  1669;  mar¬ 
ried  William  Priest.  Daughter — Katherine,  born  September  20, 
1693;  married  Matthew  Cook  September  12,  1708. 



The  name  is  found  spelled  Perrott,  Parat,  Parett  and  Parrott, 
and  is  traced  from  England  to  Barbadoes  and  to  Virginia. 

Richard  Perrott  was  one  of  the  first  settlers  of  Lancaster 
County.  His  wife’s  name  was  Margaret,  and  there  has  been  found, 
in  the  colony,  no  further  record  of  her.  They  were  probably  mar¬ 
ried  in  England  or  in  Barbadoes,  where  their  first  child,  Elizabeth, 
was  born.  They  were  in  Lancaster  County  as  early  as  1649.  In 
the  register  of  Christchurch,  Middlesex  Parish,  is  the  following 
memorandum:  “Richard,  sone  of  Mr.  Richard  Perrott,  Sr.,  was 
borne  the  24th  of  February,  1650,  being  the  first  man  child  that 
was  begott  and  borne  in  Rappahannock  River,  of  English  parents.” 

1.  RICHARD,  SR.,  was  a  vestryman  of  Christchurch,  a  com¬ 
missioner  of  Lancaster  County  in  1656,  elected  High  Sheriff,  June 
5,  1657,  and  Senior  Justice  of  Middlesex  County  Court,  1673,  until 
his  death.  Frequent  mention  is  made  of  him  in  Virginia  history, 
and  Bishop  Meade,  in  his  “Old  Families  and  Churches,”  states  that 
he  was  appealed  to  while  in  England,  on  one  of  his  visits,  to  bring 
out  a  minister  for  the  church. 

The  register  also  contains  the  following  entry:  “Whereas 
Mr.  Richard  Perrott  hath  built  a  Pew  in  the  Chancell  on  the  further 
side  opposite  the  Pulpitt  and  a  stable  also,  which  Pew  and  Stable 
is  for  the  use  of  Henry  Corbin,  Esq.,  properly  belonging  to  him  and 
those  that  shall  have  andl  enjoy  the  house  and  land  whereon  he 
hath  now  built  on  and  forever,  September  29,  1669.” 

RICHARD,  SR.,  died  November  11,  1686.  In  his  will  he  men¬ 
tions  his  wife,  Margaret,  and  his  grandsons,  Henry  and  Richard, 
sons  of  Richard,  Jr.  His  plantations  were  in  Middlesex  County. 
One  of  them,  of  one  thousand  acres,  was  on  the  north  side  of  the 
Pyankatank  River.  His  wife,  Margaret,  died  January  30,  1687. 
Children — Elizabeth,  1645;  Richard,  Jr.,  February  24,  1650. 




2.  ELIZABETH  married,  April  11,  1662,  John  Bleuford. 

2.  RICHARD,  JR.,  married,  February  11,  1672,  Mrs.  Sarah 
Curtis  Halfhide.  “She  was  born  in  Ware  Parish,  Gloster  County, 
on  a  Sunday  about  2  o’clock,  afternoon,  the  16th  of  August,  1657, 
being  the  daughter  of  Major  Thomas  Curtis,  by  his  wife  Averilla. 
She  was,  when  married  to  Richard,  the  widow  of  William  Halfhide. 
“The  names  of  what  children  (and  the  times  when)  have  been 
borne  to  aforesaid  Mr.  Richard  and  Sarah  Perrott  of  Middlesex 
County — Henry,  January  25,  1675;  Frank,  daughter,  August  28, 
1677;  Sarah,  September  21,  1679;  Richard  3d,  October  5,  1681; 
Averilla  (also  spellel  Efflorilla),  August  3,  1683;  Robert,  October 
25,  1685;  Curtis,  August  19,  1688,  and  Mary,  January  19,  1690. 

Sarah  (Curtis)  Perrott  died  1693-4. 

3.  RICHARD  3d,  son  of  Richard,  Jr.,  and  Sarah  (Curtis) 

Perrott,  married,  1705,  Sara - .  Children — Henry,  born  Feb¬ 

ruary  25,  1706;  Richard  4th,  1708;  William,  December  27,  1712. 

Richard  3d  died  January  11,  1734. 

3.  ROBERT,  SR.,  son  of  Richard,  Jr.,  and  Sarah  (Curtis) 
Perrott,  married,  March  25,  1706,  Catherine  Daniel.  Children — 
Robert,  Jr.,  April  27,  1707;  Sarah,  February  6,  1708,  died  March  13, 
1801;  William,  May  20,  1712;  Betty,  December  3,  1714;  John,  No¬ 
vember  12,  1720;  James,  November  11,  1722. 

Robert,  Sr.,  died  August  9,  1723,  and  his  wife  married,  July  17, 
1728,  John  Williams. 

4.  ROBERT,  JR.,  son  of  Robert,  Sr.,  and  Sara  Parrott,  mar¬ 
ried  Sarah  - .  Children — James,  born  January  25,  1732; 

Ludowick,  January  26,  1734;  Sarah,  March  25,  1737. 

Robert,  Jr.,  died  December  13,  1737. 

3.  AVERILLA,  daughter  of  Richard,  Jr.,  and  Sarah  Curtis 
Perrott,  married  Joseph  Hardee.  Children — Arvilla,  baptized  April 
22,  1705,  died  February  7,  1720;  Joannah,  baptized  August  3,  1707; 
Joseph,  Jr.,  baptized  October  23,  1709,  died  December  27,  1734;  Mary, 
born  May  18,  1711;  Charles,  July  19,  1715;  Perrott,  April  4,  1718; 
Sarah,  October  19,  1720. 

Joseph  Hardee  died  March  28,  1729. 

3.  CLTRTIS,  son  of  Richard,  Jr.,  and  Sarah  Curtis  Perrott, 
married  September  3,  1714,  Anne  Daniel.  Children — Clara,  born 
April  21,  1716;  Curtis,  Jr.,  January  30,  1718;  Arvilla,  June  16,  1721; 
Anne,  February  20,  1723,  died  November  16,  1739;  Agatha,  May  12, 
1727;  Charles,  June  22,  1729;  Daniel,  August  10,  1732;  Francis, 
December  6,  1734. 

3.  MARY,  daughter  of  Richard,  Jr.,  and  Sarah  Curtis  Perrott, 
married  September  16,  1708,  Hobbs  Weekes.  Children — Elizabeth, 
baptized  October  3,  1709;  Millicent,  born  May  2,  1713;  Thomas, 
June  11,  1715;  Abraham,  September  22,  1717. 








4.  THOMAS,  JR.,  son  of  Thomas  and  Mary  Beauford,  of 

the  County  of  Middlesex,  born  1682,  married  Elizabeth - . 

Children — Agatha,  born  August  13,  1705;  John,  born  1707,  bap¬ 
tized  September  21,  1707;  Sarah,  1712,  baptized  April  6,  1712; 
Mary,  August  20,  1716;  Anne,  July  4,  1718. 

Thomas,  Jr.,  died  1761.  His  will  is  dated  October  24,  1751, 
and  was  probated  July  7,  1761.  He  lends  his  wife,  Elizabeth, 
all  his  estate,  both  real  and  personal,  during  her  lifetime,  which 
is  bequeathed  after  her  death  to  his  son  John.  He  mentions 
his  daughter,  Agatha  Lee,  Sarah  Wisdom,  Mary  Lee,  and  Eliza¬ 
beth  Early,  and  his  grandchildren,  John,  Anne,  James,  Eliza¬ 
beth,  and  William  Beauford,  who  were  the  children  of  John 
and  Judith  (see  below).  The  grandson  John,  mentioned  here, 
was  changed  to  John  Thomas. 

5.  AGATHA,  daughter  of  Thomas,  Jr.,  and  Elizabeth 
Beauford,  born  in  Lancaster  County,  Virginia,  August  13,  1705, 
married,  July  16,  1724,  George  Twyman.  Children — Eliza¬ 
beth,  born  June  28,  and  baptized  July  25,  1725,  died  August  29, 
1727 ;  William,  May  27,  1727;  Catherine,  June  13,  1729;  George, 
March  19,  1731.  Agatha’s  husband,  George  Twyman,  must 
have  died  soon  after  this,  as  Agatha  married  John  Warwick, 
of  Lancaster  County,  March  8,  1735.  They  had  a  son,  Abra¬ 
ham,  born  May  19,  1738,  and  a  daughter,  Elizabeth,  August  6, 




John  Warwick,  who  was  the  son  of  Thomas  and  Mary  War¬ 
wick,  was  born  March  14,  1711,  and  died  April  4,  1744.  In  her 
father's  will,  made  in  1751,  Agatha  is  called  Agatha  Lee,  hence 
must  have  married  again  after  the  death  of  John  Warwick,  in 

In  Middlesex  County,  Christchurch  Parish,  there  was,  also, 
another  George  Twyman,  who  married  Katherine.  They  had 
a  daughter  Katherine,  born  April  19,  1702,  and  was  married  to 
John  Tomson,  April  13,  1727.  There  was  a  Katherine  Twyman 
who  married  Philippe  Warwick,  September  5,  1705. 

5.  JOHN,  son  of  Thomas,  Jr.,  and  Elizabeth  Beauford, 
born  in  Lancaster  County,  Virginia,  1707,  married  Judith 
Early.  Children  —  John  Thomas,  born  1736;  Anne,  born 
1738;  James,  1740;  Elizabeth,  1742;  William,  1745;  Abraham. 
July  31,  1749;  Henry,  September  19,  1751;  Mary,  1753;  Frances, 
1754;  Simeon,  1756. 

John  and  Judith  Beauford  settled  in  Bromfield  Parish^ 
Culpeper  County,  Virginia,  on  a  tract  of  land  situated  on  the 
Rapid  Ann  and  Beautiful  Run,  the  deed  to  which  bears  date 
August  9,  1735,  from  Governor  Gooch.  At  that  time  the  coun¬ 
try  was  a  wilderness  and  almost  inaccessible,  except  by  the 
Rappahannock  River.  John  Beauford,  soon  after  marrying, 
left  Middlesex  County,  with  his  brother-in-law,  Jeremiah  Early, 
the  Kirtleys,  Blackburns,  Lewises  and  Bohannans,  as  pioneers 
to  this  almost  unknown  but  beautiful  country.  There  had  been 
a  settlement  made  at  Germana, — the  name  now  ruthlessly 
changed  by  the  Post-Office  Department  to  “Wilderness," — by 
Governor  Spotswood,  in  1714,  where  he  had  opened  iron  works 
and  encouraged  German  immigration.  Orange,  Culpeper  and 
Madison  Counties  were  then  all  comprehended  in  Culpeper 
County,  and  that  comprehended  in  Lord  Fairfax’s  grant,  the 
Northern  Neck. 

John  Beauford  bought  additional  and  adjoining  land  from 
Lord  Fairfax,  the  deed  bearing  the  date  of  April  10,  1751.  In 



1770,  John  Thomas,  eldest  son  of  John  and  Judith  Early  Beau- 
ford,  sold  to  Henry  Lewis  one  hundred  and  sixteen  acres  of 
land  adjoining  his  father’s  estate,  and  the  following  December 
his  father  bought  this,  with  other  land  near,  making  five  hun¬ 
dred  and  eighty-two  acres,  from  Henry  Lewis.  There  were 
many  other  deeds  of  land  purchased  by  John,  in  fact,  he  was 
one  of  the  largest  land  owners  in  the  county. 

The  homestead  was  established  by  the  following  deeds, 
“Twenty-sixth  day  of  June,  anno  doomoney,  one  thousand  seven 
hundred  and  thirty-nine,  William  Phillips,  of  Orange,  St.  Mark’s 
Parish.  From  the  day  after  date  of  these  presents  and  during 
the  term  of  one  hole  year  from  thence.  Next  to  be  completed 
and  ended,  yealding  and  paying  therefore  yearly  the  Rent  of 
one  peper  corn  at  the  feast  of  St.  Michael,  the  archangle,  if  the 
same  be  lawfully  demanded. 

“(Signed)  Wm.  Phillipps  to  John  Beauford.” 

This  tract  of  land  was  situated  in  the  fork  of  Robinson  River 
and  the  Rapid  Ainn,  on  the  south  side  of  Beautiful  Run,  and 
adjoining  the  land  of  William  Phillipps,  in  what  is  now  Madison 
County,  near  Wolftown.  All  these  pioneers  were  churchmen, 
and  first  worshiped  in  a  small  log  church  in  what  is  now  Green 
County,  built  in  1723-1730,  with  a  fort,  on  the  road  from  Stand- 
ardville  to  Charlotteville,  eight  or  ten  miles  south  of  the  Beauford 
residence.  Nothing  is  now  left  of  either  the  fort  or  the  church, 
and  the  records  of  St.  Thomas  Parish,  in  which  they  were,  have 
been  lost.  Later  the  family  were  worshippers  at  “Vauter”  church, 
in  Madison  County,  situated  about  two  miles  east  of  Wolftown, 
on  the  road  to  Madison,  and  three  miles  from  their  home,  in 
St.  Mark’s  Parish.  But  in  1751  this  was  cut  off  and  made  Brom- 
field  Parish.  This  church  was  abandoned  in  1798,  and  only 
the  prayer-book  is  now  in  existence. 

From  1735-1739  the  Scotch-Irish  emigrants  from  Pennsyl¬ 
vania  settled  in  Culpeper  County,  and  farther  south  in  the 



Burden  Tract.  Whether  they  were  more  devoted  to  their  form 
of  worship  or  whether  the  church  people  grew  indifferent  and 
lost  their  identity  through  separation  from  their  church  and 
lack  of  ministers,  who  were  generally  sent  out  from  England,  it 
is  true  the  former  absorbed  almost  the  whole  Northwest.  From 
here  sprang  the  very  flower  of  Kentucky's  first  settlers. 

On  the  sight  of  the  Beauford  residence,  near  Wolf  town, 
there  now  stands  only  a  few  locust  trees,  no  houses,  no  tomb¬ 
stones,  where  stood  the  first  two-story  house  built  in  that  part 
of  the  world.  People  came  from  far  and  near  to  see  it  and  drink 
coffee,  a  beverage  then  almost  unknown  in  that  country. 

John  Beauford's  will  is  dated  September  13,  1785,  and  pro¬ 
bated  September  17,  1787.  He  probably  died  a  short  time  prior 
to  the  last  date.  As  he  does  not  mention  his  wife  in  his  will, 
she  probably  died  before  he  did.  He  bequeathed  lands  to  his 
sons  Abraham  and  Simeon — his  other  children  had  no  doubt 
been  provided  for — also  mentioned  his  grandsons,  John  and 
William,  sons  of  Simeon.  Abraham  and  Simeon  were  made 





6.  JOHN  THOMAS  (or  simply  Thomas  he  was  usually 
called),  eldest  son  of  John  and  Judith  Early  Beauford,  was 
born  in  Bromfield  Parish,  Culpeper  County,  Virginia,  1736. 
Married  Anna  Watts  in  1756,  who  was  born  December  12,  1738, 
and  was  the  daughter  of  Edward  and  Elizabeth  B.  Watts,  who 
were  married  September  14,  1737.  Children:  John,  born  Octo¬ 
ber  13,  1757 ;  William,  1768;  Nancy,  October  14,  1771. 

Captain  Thomas  Buford’s  will,  dated  August  20,  1774,  and 
probated  at  a  court  held  in  Bedford  County,  November  28,  1774, 
ieft  all  his  property  to  his  three  children,  reserving  one-third 
for  his  wife,  Anna,  for  life,  at  her  death  to  go  to  the  children. 
James  Buford  was  made  guardian,  and  Anna  gave  up  her  rights 
as  executrix  to  him.  Services  of  Thomas  Buford,  as  given  by 
his  brother  James  to  the  Bedford  Court,  accompanying  an  ap¬ 
plication  for  bounty  lands:  “Served  as  sergeant  under  Brad- 
dock  and  was  discharged  1754,  also  served  as  sergeant  under 
Braddock  and  was  discharged  1756.  Sqrved  under  Colonel 
George  Washington  as  lieutenant  and  was  discharged  in  1758; 
as  lieutenant  under  Colonel  Byrd  and  was  discharged  in  1759,  also 
served  in  another  regiment  under  Colonel  Byrd  and  was  dis¬ 
charged.”  For  these  services  land  warrants  Nos.  663  to  667, 
issued  March  11,  1800,  for  six  thousand  six  hundred  and  sixty- 
six  and  two-thirds  acres.  The  entire  grant  was  located  below 
the  Big  Sandy  River,  and  assigned  to  Abraham  Buford  for  full 
value  received,  and  the  Register  requested  to  issue  patents  to 
said  Abraham  Buford,  in  a  deed  made  by  John  Buford,  Jr.,  son 
of  Thomas,  and  James  his  guardian,  dated  July  27,  1787.  Capt. 
Thomas  Buford  had  also  bounty  lands,  which  were  entered  by 




James  Buford  as  guardian  of  Thomas’  children.  “For  services 
performed  in  the  last  war.” 

He  was  captain  of  a  company  from  Bedford  County,  which 
he  commanded,  together  with  two  companies,  one  from  east  of 
the  ridge,  and  the  other  west  of  the  James  River,  under  Colonel 
William  Christian,  in  General  Andy  Lewis’  expedition  against 
the  Indians.  Capt.  Thomas  Buford  was  killed  in  a  fierce  battle 
at  Point  Pleasant,  by  the  Indians,  October  10,1774,  at  the  mouth 
of  the  Great  Kanawha  River.  His  home  was  on  Bore  Auger 

The  White  Force,  at  the  battle  of  Point  Pleasant,  scarcely 
numbered  a  thousand  men.  Fifteen  hundred  Indians  were  led 
on  to  the  attack  by  Cornstalk,  a  gigantic  warrior,  whose  huge 
frame  was  often  seen  gliding  from  tree  to  tree,  encouraging  his 
men  with  stentorian  voice,  “Be  strong!  Be  strong”  sometimes 
arose  above  the  tumult  of  battle.  From  early  morn  until  sunset 
the  battle  raged  without  intermission.  But  the  skill  and  valor 
of  the  Virginians  prevailed.  Holding  their  hats  from  behind 
trees  the  riflemen  would  often  tempt  the  savages  to  fire.  The 
hat  would  then  drop,  and  when  the  warrior  rushed  forward  to 
scalp  his  fancied  prey,  a  rifle  bullet  brought  him  down.  As  the 
Indians  began  to  give  way  Cornstalk  urged  them  to  fight,  and 
with  his  own  hand  struck  dead  one  of  his  fellows  who  showed 
signs  of  cowardice.  But  the  Whites  pressed  upon  them  heavily 
and  drove  them  from  the  field. 

General  Andy  Lewis,  some  time  afterward,  while  acting  in 
the  Council  of  States,  left  the  capital  at  Williamsburg  to  return 
to  his  home  in  Botetourt  (now  Roanoke)  County  to  recruit  his 
health.  But  on  the  way  he  was  taken  ill  and  breathed  his  life 
away,  September  25,  1781,  in  the  beautiful  valley  of  Goose 
Creek,  at  the  old  home  place  of  Captain  Thomas  Buford,  among 
some  of  the  gallant  soldiers  he  had  commanded  at  the  victorious 
battle  of  Point  Pleasant. 



When  Hunter  retreated  from  Lynchburg  a  portion  of  his 
army  bivouacked  on  Captain  Thomas  Buford’s  farm,  a  short 
distance  from  his  house.  In  1829  Paschal  Buford  added  this 
to  his  paternal  inheritance  of  land,  eight  hundred  and  twenty- 
seven  acres,  known  as  the  Holstein  Plantation.  On  this  land 
once  stood  a  block  house  erected  by  the  whites  for  their  pro¬ 
tection  against  the  Indians,  and  it  was  on  this  place  General 
Andy  Lewis  died  while  on  his  way  to  his  home  in  Botetourt. 
An  Indian  trail  led  from  the  southwest  through  a  gap  in  the 
Blue  Ridge  Mountains  and  has  long  been  known  as  Buford  gap. 
Mr.  John  Buford  (contractor),  in  making  an  excavation  on  the 
Virginia  Tennessee  Railroad,  near  Goose  Creek,  exhumed  some 
half  dozen  human  skeletons,  a  tomahawk  of  stone  and  a  number 
of  arrow  heads,  in  1850.  It  was  in  referring  to  this  spot  that  Gen¬ 
eral  George  Washington  said  in  the  darkest  day  of  the  Revo¬ 
lutionary  struggle,  if  all  other  resources  fail  he  might  plant  a 
single  standard  upon,  meet  the  enemy  at  Blue  Ridge,  and  es¬ 
tablish  a  free  empire  in  the  West. 

The  land  referred  to  under  the  above  warrants  seem  to  have 
been  of  little  value  to  any  one.  Colonel  Abraham  Buford, 
under  date  of  October,  1796,  informed  his  brother,  Henry, 
“There  are  two  or  three  thousand  acres  preemption  surveyed  in 
it,  which  takes  the  best  part  with  my  improvements.” 

After  the  death  of  Capt.  Thomas  Buford,  his  wife,  Anna 
Watts  Buford,  married,  second,  James  Scott.  They  had  at  least 
two  children:  Nicholas,  born  December  14,  1780,  married  Mary 
Pate  Harrison,  and  died  in  Breckenridge  County,  Kentucky, 
December  26,  1846,  but  has  a  son  living  in  Kentucky.  Mr.  Scott 
had  another  son,  who  was  killed  in  Kentucky  at  the  home  of 
Martin  Wale,  his  half-sister’s.  He  was  unmarried. 

7.  JOHN,  eldest  son  of  Captain  Thomas  and  Anna  Watts 
Buford,  enlisted  at  the  age  of  sixteen  in  his  father’s  company 
and  served  three  years.  His  name  is  found  on  the  pension  roll 
of  1840.  He  made  application  for  pension  July  27,  1835,  at 



which  time  he  was  seventy-seven  years  old  and  resided  at  Bed¬ 
ford,  Virginia.  His  pension  was  allowed  for  fifteen  months  and 
eighteen  days’  actual  service  as  a  sergeant  in  Virginia  troops, 
Revolutionary  War.  A  part  of  this  time  he  served  under  Colonel 
Scruggs  and  Colonel  Lewis.  He  married,  December  28,  1786, 
Rhoda  Shrewsbury.  Children — Elizabeth,  born  February  28, 
1788,  married  James  Fields,  October  13,  1815,  and  died  Decem¬ 
ber  3,  1872;  Thomas,  September  21,  1789,  died  March,  1790; 
John,  Jr.,  December  24,  1790;  Samuel,  February  23,  1793,  prob¬ 
ably  never  married,  died  1852;  Nancy,  February  22,  1795; 
Frances,  March  21,  1797,  lived  in  Kentucky,  and  was  twice  mar¬ 
ried,  first  husband’s  name  was  McGlothlin,  second  husband’s 
name  was  Cleveland;  Mildred,  May  10,  1799,  married  George 
Foultz,  February  26,  1827,  and  died  in  1888;  Thomas  2nd, 
November  9,  1801;  Rhoda,  September  13,  1803,  married  Lawson 
Lawhorn,  and  died  October,  1871;  Polly,  May  8,  1806,  married 
Daniel  Foutz,  November  30,  1826,  died  January  26,  1898;  Wil¬ 
liam,  August  13,  1808,  died  in  West  Virginia,  of  yellow  fever, 
date  unknown;  Julia,  December  1,  1810,  married  Berry  Settles, 
lived  in  Tennessee,  and  died  there. 

John  Buford  died  February,  1852.  His  wife,  Rhoda  Shrews¬ 
bury  Buford,  died  in  1851. 

8.  JOHN,  JR.,  son  of  John  and  Rhoda  Shrewsbury  Buford, 

married  Agnes - ,  probably  in  Virginia  or  Kentucky,  went 

to  Missouri  and  settled  in  Jasper  County  on  a  two  hundred  acre 
farm,  and  very  little  is  known  of  his  life.  Children — William, 
Mary  Frances,  born  April  19,  1831,  married  William  Seal,  May 
31,  1855,  and  died  March  18,  1858 ;  Nancy,  married  Mr.  Perkins ; 
and  another  daughter  who  married  Thomas  Ephraim. 

John  Buford,  Jr.,  died  February  18,  1854.  His  wife,  Agnes, 
died  three  days  after,  February  21,  1854. 

8.  NANCY,  daughter  of  John  and  Rhoda  Shrewsbury 
Buford,  married  John  D.  Haynes,  and  went  to  Missouri,  located 
at  Iron  Mountain  for  a  time  and  Logtown,  three  miles  south  of 



Ironton.  Children — Druzilla,  married  George  Horton;  Frances 
E.,  born  November  6,  1825,  married  Samuel  Tullock,  November 
27,  1845,  died  December  22,  1919;  Julia,  married  a  German 
named  Zinkler;  Jane,  married  Samuel  Dent  and  went  to  Cali¬ 
fornia  and  Oregon;  Elvira,  died  young  unmarried;  William, 
never  married;  James,  married  Mary  George  and  went  to  Texas; 
Susan  H.,  born  February  12,  1839,  married  T.  Green  Pratt, 
October  16,  1863,  died  August  26,  1921 ;  Nancy  L.,  born  October 
30,  1840,  married  John  B.  Pratt  (brother  of  above  T.  Green 
Pratt),  February  23,  1860,  died  December  14,  1885. 

8.  THOMAS,  son  of  John  and  Rhoda  Shrewsbury  Buford, 
married  June  28,  1831,  California  Carty  (see  below),  Peter  Wil¬ 
liams  officiating.  Children — John  M.  A.,  August  18,  1833; 
Nancy  Diadem,  born  March  4,  1836,  died  unmarried,  August  12, 
1858;  James  Carter  Monroe,  December  16,  1839;  Rhoda  Jane, 
October  16,  1842;  Sarah  A.,  April  14,  1844,  died  May  21,  1852; 
William  A.  M.,  February  14,  1847,  killed  April  16,  1865,  on 
Webb’s  Creek,  Reynolds  County,  Missouri,  by  the  Federal  sol¬ 
diers  of  the  Civil  War. 

Thomas  Buford  died  of  cholera  on  the  way  to  the  gold  fields 
of  California,  at  White  Plains,  May  21,  1849.  California 
Buford,  his  wife,  died  August  9,  1886. 


The  parental  grandfathers,  James  and  Moses  Carty,  came  from 
Kentucky  to  Missouri  in  a  very  early  day  and  were  among  the  first 
settlers  of  Washington  County,  that  part  which  is  now  called  Rey¬ 
nolds  County.  James  Carty  was  born  August  11,  1774,  married 
Sallie  Copeland,  who  was  born  November  18,  1771.  Children — 
Joseph,  who  married  Julia  Jamison,  was  born  November  20,  1798; 
Elizabeth  was  born  March  20,  1801,  married  Green  Goggin;  Amy 
Ann,  born  September  25,  1803,  married  William  Cape;  Joshua,  born 
July  28,  1806,  married  Charlotte  Malo;  Nancy,,  born  August  11, 

1808,  married  Milton  Goggin;  Arlotte,  born  May  20,  1811,  married 
Pate  Buford  (see  below),  his  first  wife,  California,  born  September 
18,  1814,  married  Thomas  Buford  (see  below);  Adromache,  born 
March  18,  1818,  married  John  Jamison;  John  I.  C..  born  November 
5,  1821,  was  unmarried. 



Moses  Carty’s  children — Greenberry,  who  married  and  had  a 
son  Joshua,  that  married  Rhoda  Buford  (see  below) ;  William,  who 
married  Nancy  Buford  (see  below);  James  and  John,  married; 
Amy  Ann,  married  James  Dobbins;  Sallie,  first  married  Mr.  Black, 
had  two  children;  William,  married  Cynthia  Chitwood  (see  be¬ 
low)  ;  and  Lizzie,  married  John  B.  Wadlow,  who  had  a  son,  Joe 
Shelby;  Martha,  married  for  second  husband  Joseph  P.  McNail,  who 
was  a  brother  of  Benjamin,  the  great  Methodist  revivalist;  Martha, 
married  James  George.  These  with  their  descendants  are  among 
the  most  prominent  citizens  of  this  part  of  the  state  of  Missouri. 

9.  JOHN  A.  M.,  son  of  Thomas  and  California  Carty 
Buford,  married  Sarah  Gallaher,  no  children.  In  many  ways 
John  Buford  was  a  remarkable  man.  He  sold  his  farm  in  his 
old  days  and  went  to  New  Mexico,  where  he  died  in  1910.  His 
wife  Sarah  Gallaher  Buford,  returned  to  Missouri  and  is  living  in 
Reynolds  County,  advanced  in  years. 

9.  JAMES  C.  M.,  son  of  Thomas  and  California  Carty 
Buford,  married  Elmina  Shy,  who  was  born  April  6,  1830. 
Children — California,  June  1,  1861;  Mary,  February  27,  1863; 
William,  April  20,  1864;  Sarah,  March  22,  1866;  John  M.,  Octo¬ 
ber  22,  1868;  Lucy,  October  22,  1870. 

James  C.  M.  Buford  died  March  S,  1881.  His  wife,  Elmina 
Shy  Buford,  is  still  living. 

10.  CALIFORNIA,  daughter  of  James  C.  M.  and  Elmina 
Shy  Buford,  married  January  20,  1886,  D.  C.  Howell.  Daugh¬ 
ter — Ollie  Agnes,  born  October  20,  1886,  married  C.  C.  O’Dell, 
the  distinguished  stockman  and  banker  of  Bismarck,  Missouri. 
Mr.  and  Mrs.  C.  C.  O’Dell  have  a  beautiful  daughter,  Mildred 
Pauline,  born  January  6,  1908,  who  is  the  organist  of  the  Bap¬ 
tist  Church  and  one  of  the  high  school  girls  of  Bismarck,  Mis¬ 

10.  MARY,  daughter  of  James  C.  M.  and  Elmina  Shy 
Buford,  married  Jcrhn  Bowles.  Children — Lon,  married  Ethel 
Harrison,  who  has  been  a  farmer  all  his  life;  O.  J„  born  March 
9,  1890,  married  Tressie  Harrison,  July  10,  1910,  a  graduate  of 
William  Jewell  College,  Liberty,  Missouri,  where  he  afterward 


4  5 

taught  for  two  years,  as  associate  in  English.  He  is  at  present 
located  in  Kansas  City,  Missouri,  preaching  the  gospel  and  writ¬ 
ing  for  magazines.  His  oratory  and  poems  have  made  him 

10.  WILLIAM,  son  of  James  C.  M.  and  Elmina  Shy 
Buford,  married  Amanda  Funkenberry.  No  children. 

10.  SARAH,  daughter  of  James  C.  M.  and  Elmina  Shy 
Buford,  married  Eli  Barber.  Children — Leatha,  Earl,  Ida, 
Ralph,'  Fred  and  Clyde. 

10.  JOHN  M.  (called  Jack),  son  of  James  C.  M.  and 
Elmina  Shy  Buford,  married,  first,  Mary  Brazilla  Johnson, 
August  27,  1896.  Children — James  Otho,  born  June  10,  1897, 
is  an  electrician  at  Flat  River,  Missouri;  Eaza  Otto,  December 
26,  1898,  died  February  2,  1916;  William  Roy,  September  27, 
1900,  is  employed  in  the  office-force  of  Doe  Run  Lead  Company ; 
Jesse  Howard,  March  9,  1902;  Mamie  Elmina,  November  24, 
1903,  died  February  10,  1905;  Cecil  Leon,  February  17,  1905; 
Della  May,  January  1,  1908;  Leonard  Orville,  February  8,  1910; 
Eva  Anna,  March  7,  1912;  Mary  B.  Johnson  Buford  died  Sep¬ 
tember  22,  1916,  and  John  M.  Buford  married  for  second  wife 
Margaret  Virginia  Brooks,  December  23,  1917.  Children — 
Richard  Monroe,  October  16,  1918,  died  January  27,  1920; 
Thomas  Jefferson,  born  March  8,  1920,  home  Reynolds,  Rey¬ 
nolds  County,  Missouri. 

10.  LUCY,  daughter  of  James  C.  M.  and  Elmina  Shy 
Buford,  married  Hays  Pyrtle.  Children — Harry,  Essie,  Bessie, 
Cecil  and  Minnie.  Lucy  Buford  Pyrtle  died  March  24,  1908. 

9.  RHODA  J.,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  California  Carty 
Buford,  married  Joshua  Carty  (see  above),  who  was  born 
November  16,  1842.  Children — Green  Berryville,  January  27, 
1868,  died  unmarried  October  15,  1889,  of  typhoid  fever ;  Thomas 
James  Milton,  September  30,  1870;  Sarah  Ann,  February  22, 
1873;  John  Henry  Moore,  October  16,  1875;  California,  Sep¬ 
tember  17,  1878,  died  October  19,  1878;  Joshua  Carty  died  Jan- 



uary  5,  1880.  His  wife,  Rhoda  J.  Carty,  is  still  living  at  eighty- 
one  years  of  age.  Home,  Black,  Reynolds  County,  Missouri. 

.10.  SARAH  A.,  daughter  of  Joshua  and  Rhoda  Buford 
Carty,  married  Thomas  Jefferson  Stevens,  November  10,  1887, 
born  August  18,  1860.  Children — Joshua  C.,  William  H.  James 
G.,  Rhoda  L.,  Hallie  R.,  and  Marie  C.  Sarah  A.  Buford  Stevens 
died  July  8,  1903. 

10.  JOHN  H.  M.,  son  of  Joshua  and  Rhoda  Buford  Carty, 
married  Bertie  M.  Hughes,  July  3,  1900.  Children — Leora  P., 
October  26,  1902,  married  Otho  R.  Gallaher.  They  have  one  lit¬ 
tle  girl,  Geneva  Agnes,  born  June  6,  1921;  Elsie  G.,  February 
18,  1905;  Edith  J.,  February  28,  1908;  Dallas  C.,  September  14, 
1910;  Willie  G.,  February  10,  1913,  and  Arnold  C.,  December 
28,  1916. 

7.  WILLIAM,  son  of  Captain  Thomas  and  Anna  Watts 
Buford,  married  Annie  M.  Pate,  October  20,  1791,  daughter  of 

Cornelius  Pate,  the  son  of  Matthew  Pate,  Sr.  William  Buford 


was  born  in  Bedford  County,  Virginia.  Soon  after  the  year 
1810  he  moved  to  Breckenridge  County,  Kentucky,  and  settled 
on  a  farm  near  the  post-office  of  Prince  of  Wales.  His  sister, 
Nancy  Wale,  was  left  in  Virginia  many  years  before  and  went 
to  Kentucky,  and  their  farms  were  now  just  across  the  road 
from  each  other.  William  Buford  did  not  remain  here  very 
long,  and  probably  during  1812-15,  he  came  to  Missouri,  settled 
in  Belleview,  Iron  County  (then  Washington  County),  Missouri. 
His  and  his  wife’s  names  appear  on  a  deed  bearing  the  date  of 
1817.  This  farm,  consisting  of  several  hundred  acres,  lies  at 
the  foot  of  Buford  Mountain  (named  for  him).  That  part  of 
the  state  was  then  a  huge  wilderness.  Mr.  Buford  was  quite 
a  wealthy  man,  owning  many  negroes. 

David  H.  Palmer,  deacon  of  Baptist  Church,  Belleview, 
Missouri,  told  the  writer  that  the  name  Buford  would  always  be 
sweet  to  him  in  consequence  of  favors  done  to  him  by  William 



Buford.  Children — John,  May  28,  1793;  Abraham  (date  of 
birth  not  known),  never  married,  died  1877;  Mary  (Polly), 
November  1,  1794;  Nancy  (date  of  birth  not  known)  ;  William, 
Jr.  (date  of  birth  not  known),  became  intoxicated  and  lay  out 
one  cold  night  and  froze  to  death  in  Calidonia,  Washington 
County,  Missouri;  Pate,  August  26,  1808;  James  M.,  about  the 
year  1816. 

William  Buford  died  January  17,  1842;  his  wife,  Annie  M. 
Pate  Buford,  probably  died  a  few  years  before  her  husband. 


Richard  Pate  hacl  patented  as  early  as  1650  one  thousand  one 
hundred  and  forty  acres  on  the  Poropotauck  Creek,  and  was  bur¬ 
gess  of  Gloucester  in  1653.  Administration  on  his  estate  was 
granted  to  his  nephew,  John  Pate,  in  1657.  This  John  Pate, 
Hening  records  as  “added  to  the  Commission  of  Gloucester  in  1660,” 
and  the  only  extant  volume  of  the  General  Court  proceedings  shows 
that  he  was  “admitted  &  sworne  one  of  ye  Counsel  of  the  state  of 
this  Colony  November  20,  1671.”  In  this  volume  it  is  further 
stated  that  at  a  court  held  November  8,  1672,  “Coil’ll  John  Pate, 
Esq’r,  dying  possest  of  a  considerable  estate  in  this  country,  left 
a  widow  out  of  this  country,  and  Mr.  Thomas  Pate,  brother’s  son 
to  the  said  Pate,  dec’d,  appears  and  petitions  for  administration 
on  his  said  Uncle’s  estate,  which  is  accordingly  granted  him,” 
whereupon  the  said  Pate  furnished  as  his  securities  Major  Richard 
Lee  and  Captain  John  Armistead.  This  was  Major  Thomas  Pate, 
of  Petsworth  Parish,  Gloucester,  at  whose  house  Nathaniel  Bacon, 
the  rebel,  died  in  October,  1676,  being  buried  in  the  bed  of  Poropo¬ 
tauck  to  prevent  Berkley  from  hanging  his  corpse  on  the  gibbet. 

The  records  of  Gloucester  having  been  destroyed  in  1820,  it  is  dif¬ 
ficult  to  trace  the  descendants  of  this  family,  but  Major  Thomas 
Pate  seems  to  have  left  two  sons,  John  and  Matthew. — Virginia 
Historical  Magazine, 

There  were  intermarriages  among  the  Cary,  Pate  and  Wills 

8.  JOHN,  son  of  William  and  Annie  M.  Pate  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried,  January  2,  1827,  Mrs.  Elizabeth  Irvin,  nee  Davis,  widow 
of  Alex  Irvin.  The  ceremony  was  performed  by  Thomas  Don¬ 
nell,  in  Belleview  Valley.  Mrs.  Buford  had  married  first  Alex 
Irvin  in  Albermarle  County,  Virginia,  but  he  died  soon  after  and 



she  came  to  Missouri  in  company  with  her  mother,  sister  and 
two  brothers.  Her  sister,  Nancy,  married  William  Martin,  and 
they  had  a  large  family — one  of  them  was  Carter  Martin,  a 
great  Baptist  preacher. 

Mr.  Buford  settled  the  farm  at  the  Three  Forks  of  Black 
River,  near  what  is  now  Lusterville,  Reynolds  County,  Missouri, 
in  1825.  They  had  thirteen  children;  five  died  in  infancy, 
twelve  after  reaching  maturity,  and  one  now  living.  Nancy, 
October  18,  1827;  Mary,  June  24,  1829;  Martha  J.,  December 
24,  1832;  Henry,  1832,  died  in  infancy;  John  and  William 
(twins),  1833,  died  in  infancy;  Elizabeth,  1831;  James,  March 
1,  1835,  never  married,  died  in  1853;  Abraham  and  Lucy 
(twins),  May  1,  1840;  Margaret  and  Sarah  (twins),  1843,  died 
in  infancy;  Eliza,  July  10,  1846. 

John  Buford  was  the  first  white  settler  of  Reynolds  County 
and  was  very  wealthy,  but  he  had  a  big  heart  and  was  a  poor 
man’s  friend.  He  had  several  hundred  acres  of  good  land  and 
his  work  in  the  county  as  a  citizen  cannot  be  overestimated.  He 
donated  free  gratis  the  grounds  for  a  site  for  county  seat  at 
Centerville  and  represented  the  county  in  the  Legislature  three 
terms  in  succession,  1850-52-54-56 ;  he  was  a  surveyor  of  the 
county  and  served  as  Justice  of  the  Peace.  He  died  March  28, 
1874.  His  wife,  Betty,  born  August  10,  1802,  died  November 
10,  1863. 

9.  NANCY,  daughter  of  John  and  Elizabeth  Irvin  Buford, 
married  in  1848,  William  Carty  (see  above).  Children — Eliza¬ 
beth,  married  Charles  Wadlow.  Children — Nancy,  Belle,  Liza, 
Tobe,  Rolla  and  Corbit.  Margaret  married  Thomas  D.  Shy. 
Their  children — Sallie,  William,  Albert,  Charles  and  ZimrL 
Liza  died  about  1875. 

9.  MARY,  daughter  of  John  and  Elizabeth  Irwin  Buford, 
married,  first,  Andrew  Robinson  in  1847.  Children — John, 
Amanda,  married  Mr.  Melton;  Elizabeth,  married  Henderson 



Chitwood  (see  below)  ;  Andrew  Robinson  died  and  Mary  B. 
Robinson  married  for  second  husband,  Daniel  Horney,  daughter 
Sarah,  married  Mart  Barnham. 

'  Mary  Buford  died  in  1915. 

9.  MARTHA  J.,  daughter  of  John  and  Elizabeth  I.  Buford, 
married  in  1848,  Hugh  P.  Faukenberry.  Children — Annie, 
married  Edward  McCabe ;  James,  married  Martha  Welsh.  Their 
children — Docia,  Liza,  Leoria,  Winnie,  Richmond  Terrill,  Lizzie, 
James,  Jr.,  and  Marie.  Thomas  D.  married  Mary  Rayfield; 
they  have  two  children — Emma  and  Arthur.  Maggie  married 
Joseph  F.  January;  they  have  three  children — Wilford,  Ada  and 
Jessie.  Lizzie  married  William  P.  Brown.  They  have  two  chil¬ 
dren — Annie  and  Edward.  Home  at  Farmington,  Missouri. 

Martha  J.  Buford  Faukenberry  died  September  17,  1902. 

9.  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  John  and  Elizabeth  I. 
Buford,  married  about  1850,  to  B.  F.  Campbell,  son  George 
W.,  married  Jane  Chitwood  (see  below)  ;  they  have  five  children 
— Frank,  Luther,  Otho,  Ollie,  who  married  Charles  Buford  (see 
below),  and  Henry  (dead). 

Elizabeth  Buford  Campbell  and  her  husband  both  died  in 

9.  ABRAHAM,  son  of  John  and  Elizabeth  Irvin  Buford, 
married  America  Moore  in  1865.  Children — John  and 
and  William  (both  died  in  infancy),  Mollie,  born  September, 
1869;  James  Henry,  born  May  8,  1872;  Blanche,  born  April  4, 
1874;  Carter  Martin,  born  March  3,  1876;  Cora,  March  29, 
1878 ;  Charles  Walter,  born  September  28,  1881 ;  Thomas  Otto, 
born  September  14,  1883 ;  Ethel  Born  April  16,  1887. 

“Uncle  Abe  ”  Buford,  as  he  was  called,  was  without  doubt 
the  best  man  in  the  county  in  his  day.  Like  his  father,  he  was 
a  great  friend  to  the  poor.  He  was  a  member  of  the  Baptist 
church  for  twenty-seven  years  and  treasurer  of  the  church  for 
a  long  time  and  also  treasurer  of  the  Masonic  Order  of  which 
he  had  been  a  member  for  forty  years.  He  served  the  county 




in  many  ways;  he  was  assessor  of  the  county  two  terms  in 
succession,  was  a  good  citizen,  took  an  active  interest  in  politics 
and  was  a  good  Democrat  and  faithful  in  performance  of  all 
obligations  and  religious  duties  and  none  knew  him  but  to  love 
and  none  spoke  but  to  praise  him. 

The  writer  made  a  visit  to  Abe  Buford  and  family  for  the 
first  time  in  the  year  1903 ;  never  had  seen  or  met  any  of  them 
before.  Abe  saw  him  coming  at  a  distance,  probably  a  half  of 
a  mile,  before  he  reached  them.  He  said,  “I  see  a  Buford  com¬ 
ing/’  to  his  hired  hand,  and  when  he  introduced  himself  Abe 
remarked  with  a  smile,  “I  said  to  to  my  hand,  I  see  a  Buford 
coming ;  I  can  tell  one  as  far  as  I  can  see  him  by  the  way  he 
walks  or  rides.”  Abe  even  took  me  in  his  buggy  to  see  his 
neighbors  and  I  never  enjoyed  myself  better.  After  spending 
the  night  they  prevailed  upon  me  to  stay  at  least  a  week  with 
them.  I  went  away  proud  of  my  new  relatives  I  had  met,  and 
deeply  impressed  with  them ;  my  mind  began  to  become  a 
nucleus  embryoed  with  the  great  personages  of  the  Buford  Fam¬ 
ily,  insomuch  that  this  book  has  been  published  and  offered  to 
the  public. 

Abe  Buford  owned  a  good  farm  of  several  hundred  acres 
near  Ellington,  Reynolds  County,  Missouri,  and  knew  how  to 
manage  it  successfully. 

Abe  Buford  died  December  18,  1912.  His  wife,  America 
Moore  Buford,  died  in  1915. 


Alexander  Moore  was  born  in  Stokes  County,  North  Carolina, 

1759,  died  1847;  was  married  to  Patsy  Barner,  who  died  at  the  age 
of  eighty-six  years,  1856.  Children — Creed,  Alfred,  Newton,  Wil¬ 
liam,  Calvin,  Julia  and  Betsey,  and  one  who  died. 

Creed  Moore,  married  Nancy  Kiser;  Alfred  Moore  never  mar¬ 
ried;  William  married  Mary  (Polly)  Westmoreland;  Calvin  mar¬ 
ried  Peggy  Kiser;  Julia  Moore  married  Judy  Brinkle;  Betsey 
Moore,  single. 



Children  of  William  and  Polly  Westmoreland  xVIoore — John, 
married  Martha  Gordy;  Alex,  married  Margaret  Zolman,  May  12, 

1867;  James,  Catherine  Copeland;  America,  Abe  Buford  (see 
above);  Rebecca  never  married;  Marinda,  married  John  Copeland; 
Polly,  married  Landon  Copeland. 

Children  of  Alex  and  Margaret  Zolman  Moore — James  W:, 
married  Phoebe  McNew;  Adeline,  married  William  Green;  Mary, 
married  Henry  Mills;  John,  married  Ida  Treaster;  Maggie,  mar¬ 
ried  Corbin  Huddleston;  Gus,  married  May  Permont;  Etta,  mar¬ 
ried  E.  K.  Hawn. 

About  the  year  1857,  William  Moore,  his  family  and  a  number 
of  his  brothers  and  sisters,  left  North  Carolina  and  drove  through 
on  their  way  to  Kansas  and  camped  near  Lusterville,  Reynolds 
County,  Missouri.  John  Buford,  passing  by  their  tent,  stopped  a 
few  moments  and  talked  with  them.  On  being  told  he  was  from 
North  Carolina,  he  said,  “I  guess  you  must  be  all  right,”  and  see¬ 
ing  Mrs.  Moore  was  sick,  and  that  they  were  very  worthy  people, 

Mr.  Buford  said,  “I  have  a  vacant  house  I  will  let  you  have  for  a 
few  days  for  your  sick  woman,”  and  next  day  Mr.  Buford  came 
around  to  see  how  his  new  comers  were  getting  along.  He  asked 
Mrs.  Moore  if  she  liked  milk.  She  replied  that  she  was  very  fond 
of  sweet  milk.  Mr.  Buford  sent  over  the  same  day  by  the  colored 
man  two  fresh  milch  cows  with  young  calves.  Mr.  Moore  did  not 
expect  such  sj  present  from  this  stranger,  but  Mr.  Buford  would 
never  accept  anything  at  any  time  for  those  two  cows  and  calves. 

Mr.  Moore  finding  such  good  people  and  fertile  land,  and  seeing 
the  fine  corn  growing  thereon,  decided  he  would  stay  and  not 
pursue  his  way  to  Kansas,  as  he  had  intended,  but  remained  where 
he  was.  The  Moores  and  Bufords  lived  neighbors  for  many  years, 
and  the  more  they  became  acquainted  with  each  other  the  better 
they  liked  and  the  more  intimate  they  became.  America  Moore 
married  Abe  Buford  (see  above). 

William  Moore  was  born  1814,  and  died  1906;  his  wife,  Polly 
Westmoreland  Moore,  was  born  1820,  died  1899.  Both  died  at 
Ellington,  Missouri. 

10.  MOLLIE,  daughter  of  Abe  and  America  Moore 
Buford,  married,  June  7,  1903,  W.  Z.  Carter.  No  children. 
She  died  July  21,  1916. 

10.  JAMES  H.,  son  of  Abe  and  America  Moore  Buford, 
married,  December  15,  1912,  Lina  Smith.  No  children. 

James  Henry  Buford  is  so  much  like  his  father  and  grand¬ 
father  that  you  cannot  help  liking  him.  He  graduated  in  medi¬ 
cine  and  received  his  diploma  but  refused  to  practice,  as  it  is  too 
much  of  a  humbug.  He  could  not  be  honest  with  his  fellowmen. 









He  has  a  large  share  in  the  Abe  Buford  Store  Company,  is  a 
great  'lumberman  and  stockman  of  Reynolds  County;  ships 
probably  more  stock  than  all  others  combined  from  his  county; 
owns  several  thousand  acres  of  land;  president  of  his  home 
town  bank,  Ellington,  and  has  a  beautiful  modern  home.  Resi¬ 
dence,  Ellington,  Reynolds  County,  Missouri. 

10.  BLANCHE,  daughter  of  Abe  and  America  Moore 
Buford,  married,  first,  Dr.  James  Copeland,  May,  1892,  daughter, 
Erma,  born,  November  22,  1893.  Dr.  James  Copeland  died  and 
Blanche  Buford  Copeland  married  second  husband,  John  R. 
Johnson.  They  have  two  children — John,  Jr.,  born  November 
6,  1911,  and  James,  born  January  17,  1917. 

10.  CARTER  M.,  son  of  Abe  and  America  Moore  Buford, 
married  Carrie  Copeland  July  5,  1900.  Children — Anthony 
Abe,  born  1902;  Wilbur  Carter  Martin,  born  1905;  John  Vernon, 
born  1911.  Carter  Martin  Buford  attended  the  public  schools 
of  Reynolds  County,  Missouri,  until  he  was  sixteen  years  of  age, 
then  went  to  the  State  Normal  at  Cape  Girardeau  in  1892  and 
continued  there  until  1897,  when  he  was  elected  School  Com¬ 
missioner  of  his  county  and  served  one  year.  In  1898  he  was 
elected  Clerk  of  the  Circuit  Court  and  Recorder  of  Deeds  and 
served  until  1906.  In  1906  he  was  admitted  to  the  bar,  and  is 
now  a  practicing  lawyer  in  his  native  city,  Ellington,  Missouri. 

He  was  elected  to  the  Missouri  State  Senate  in  1906  and  re¬ 
elected  twice  in  succession  to  the  same  office,  with  the  unusual 
honor  of  being  nominated  and  elected  without  opposition  from 
either  party.  In  the  Forty-eighth  General  Assembly  of  the 
state  of  Missouri,  he  had  the  addititonal  honor  of  being  elected 
president  pro  tern  of  the  Senate.  He  served  as  chairman  of  the 
Committees  on  Appropriations  and  Clerical  force  in  the  Forty- 
ninth  General  Assembly,  and  as  a  member  of  Committees  on 
Judiciary,  Code  Revision,  Penitentiary  and  Reform  School,  Uni¬ 
versity,  Normal  School,  Agricultural  College,  and  School  of 



Like  his  father  and  grandfather,  Hon.  C.  M.  Buford  has 
always  been  a  Democrat  and  served  his  party.  Since  he  was 
twenty-one  years  of  age  he  has  not  missed  a  Democratic  State 
Convention  until  the  last  one,  and  then  sickness  prevented.  In 
1920  he  was  nominated  by  his  party  for  Lieutenant  Governor, 
but  the  election  resulted  in  a  land-slide  for  the  Republican  party 
and  he  was  defeated  the  first  time  in  his  life.  Residence,  Elling¬ 
ton,  Missouri. 

10.  CORA,  daughter  of  Abe  and  America  Moore  Buford, 
married,  August  25,  1902,  John  M.  Delcour.  They  have  two 
children — Katherine  L.,  born  August  26,  1903;  Wilma  Blanche, 
born  October  20,  1912.  Mr.  Delcour  is  a  dealer  in  coal  and 
wood.  Residence,  Elvins,  Missouri. 

10.  C.  WALTER,  son  of  Abe  and  America  Moore  Buford, 
married,  May  21,  1916,  Emma  Inman.  No  children. 

Walter  Buford  has  a  large  part  in  and  manages  the  firm 
of  Abe  Buford  Store  Company,  and  is  doing  a  good  business  at 
Ellington,  Reynolds  County,  Missouri. 

10.  T.  OTTO,  son  of  Abe  and  America  Moore  Buford, 
married,  first,  June  8,  1907,  in  the  state  of  Louisana,  Mary 
Lessie  Deen.  They  had  two  children — Marie,  born  July  15, 
1908;  Mattie,  born  August  6,  1911.  Mary  Lessie  Deen  Buford 
died  and  T.  Otto  Buford  married,  second,  February  11,  1919, 
Laura  Vallery.  Children — Joseph  Wendell,  born  April  22,  1920, 
and  Abraham,  born  October  8,  1923. 

10.  ETHEL,  daughter  of  Abe  and  America  Moore  Buford, 
married,  October  28,  1903,  Dr.  T.  T.  O’Dell.  They  have  two 
children — Fay,  born  February  2,  1905;  Buford,  born  November 
21,  1909. 

9.  LUCY,  daughter  of  John  and  Elizabeth  Irvin  Buford, 
married,  October  18,  1860,  John  P.  George.  Children — Eliza 
Jane,  born  July  16,  1861 ;  James  B.,  born  February  22,  1863,  died 
July  27,  1899;  Sarah  E.,  born  March  18,  1865,  died  February  23, 
1900;  Mary  C.,  born  March  29,  1867;  Emma,  August  24,  1869, 



died  July  2,  1873;  Napoleon  Bonaparte,  born  Sept.  1,  1871; 
Laura,  born  March  3,  1874;  Otho,  born  November  19,  1877; 
Leatha,  born  October  26,  1882. 


The  George  family  was  one  of  the  first  to  settle  in  Reynolds 
County,  Missouri.  Two  brothers  were  very  prominent,  John  and 
Lewis  George. 

John  George  married  about  1825,  Sarah  Peppers.  Children — 
Mary,  married  Crocket  Perry;  Sarah  Catherine,  married  Samuel 
Burnham  and  they  have  two  children,  Sarah  and  Martin;  James, 
not  married;  Liza,  married  Thomas  McMurray;  John  P.,  married 
Lucy  Buford  (see  above);  Napoleon  B.;  William. 

Lewis  George  married  Mary  Jane  Eidson  (see  below).  Chil¬ 
dren — James  H.;  Mary,  married  James  Haynes  (see  above);  John 
P.;  Fanny,  married  John  Harold;  Lucy,  married  W.  E.  Bell;  Annie. 

10.  ELIZA,  daughter  of  John  P.  and  Lucy  Buford  George, 
married  John  L.  Dobbins,  January  13,  1880.  Children — Otho 
James,  April  16,  1884,  married  Mabel  Robinett;  they  have  two 
children — Hazel  and  John;  Emmett,  April  8,  1888,  never  mar¬ 
ried  ;  Daisy,  March  1,  1893,  married  Clyde  Borrough. 

10.  JAMES  B.,  son  of  John  P.  and  Lucy  Buford  George, 
married  Lula  Robinnett.  Daughter,  Mollie,  married  Rev.  Golden 
E.  Neely.  They  have  a  beautiful  little  girl,  Louise. 

10.  SARAH  E.,  daughter  of  John  P.  and  Lucy  Buford 
George,  married  W.  Z.  Carter.  Son,  Ray  George,  June  22,  1899. 

10.  MARY  C.,  daughter  of  John  P.  and  Lucy  Buford 
George,  married  Sherman  Dickson.  Children — Eunice,  Robert 
and  Lucy. 

10.  NAPOLEON  B.,  son  of  John  P.  and  Lucy  Buford 
George,  married  Grace  Buckner.  Children — Lucile,  and  one 

10.  LAURA,,  daughter  of  John  P.  and  Lucy  Buford  George, 
married  Walter  Wood.  Children — Lorene,  Maude,  Pauline, 
George,  Roy,  John,  Ralph  and  Joseph. 

10.  OTHO,  son  of  John  P.  and  Lucy  Buford  George,  mar¬ 
ried  Lillie  Chitwood  (see  Chitwood  below.)  Son — Hugh. 



10.  LEATHA,  daughter  of  John  P.  and  Lucy  Buford 
George,  married  James  F.  Carter,  son  of  W  Z.  Carter.  Children 
— Maude,  Willard  and  Frank. 

9.  ELIZA,  daughter  of  John  and  Elizabeth  Irvin  Buford, 
married,  first,  Henry  Robinson.  No  children.  Henry  Robinson 
died  and  Eliza  Buford  Robinson  married,  second,  1870,  Thomas 
D.  Imboden.  Children — John,  never  married;  Sallie,  never 
married;  Laura  (dead);  Lucy,  married  Elihu  Lewis  and  they 
have  children,  Clarence,  Beatty,  Liza  and  one  more;  Lula,  mar¬ 
ried  Robert  Ratcliff.  They  have  one  girl  and  three  boys ;  Myrtle, 
married  Robert  Pyle ;  Emmett,  died  young. 

Eliza  Buford  Imboden  died  in  1896.  Residence,  Ellington, 

8.  MARY  (POLLY),  daughter  of  William  and  Annie  M. 
Pate  Buford,  married  in  Bedford  County,  Virginia,  August  2, 
1810,  Henry  Eidson,  Sr.,  and  shortly  afterwards  came  to  Mis¬ 
souri  with  the  family  of  William  Buford  (her  father),  and  lo¬ 
cated  near  Belleview,  Missouri,  in  what  was  then  called  Wash¬ 
ington  (now  Iron)  County.  Children — William  B.,  May  29, 1811, 
married  Mary  (Polly)  Huitt,  and  they  had  two  children,  James 
M.  and  Thomas  B.  The  mother  died  when  the  latter  was  born, 
and  the  grandmother  and  grandfather,  Polly  and  Henry  Eidson, 
Sr.,  took  the  two  boys  to  raise.  The  latter  died  when  a  mere  boy, 
but  the  former  married  Mr.  Harrison;  James,  May  17,  1813; 
Mary  Jane,  July  27,  1815,  married  Lewis  George  (see  the  George 
family  above)  ;  Lucy  Ann,  February  20,  1818;  Nancy,  May  17, 
1821,  married  Charles  Valle;  Elizabeth,  October  24,  1823,  died 
young;  Cornelia,  August  30,  1826,  married  John  Edmondson; 
Lucretia,  September  3,  1829,  married  Collin  Campbell;  Henry, 
Jr.,  August  5,  1832,  married,  October  23,  1850,  Sarah  Jamison, 
who  was  born  August  22,  1834;  Margaret  Corrilla  E.,  October  9, 
1835,  married  Richard  Cowan. 




Henry  Eidson,  Sr.,  was  born  in  Kentucky,  October  30,  1791, 
and  was  son  of  William  Eidson,  of  near  Louisville,  Kentucky,  but 
the  family  probably  came  originally  from  Virginia. 

Henry  Eidson,  Sr.,  died  November  20,  1850 ;  his  wife,  Polly 
Buford  Eidson,  died  November  28,  1854,  age  sixty  years  and 
twenty-seven  days. 

8.  NANCY,  daughter  of  William  and  Annie  M.  Pate  Bu- 
ford*  married,  August  3,  1831,  Bartlett  W.  Yeargain.  Son, 
James  B.,  May  11,  1832,  in  New  Madrid  County,  Missouri,  mar¬ 
ried  Martha  Latimore  and  had  ten  children  and  died  in  Zepher, 
Texas,  November  18,  1919. 

Bartlett  W.  Yeargain  died  August  18,  1859 ;  his  wife,  Nancy 
Buford  Yeargain,  died  August  15,  1832. 

8.  Pate,  son  of  William  and  Annie  M.  Pate  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried,  first,  Arlotte  Carty  (see  Carty  Family  above).  Children — 
Sarah  A.,  December  11,  1831,  died  November  5,  1850;  James, 
September  21,  1834;  Nancy  died  in  infancy;  William,  April  7, 
1838;  John  died  in  infancy;  Green;  Milton,  died  in  infancy; 
Simeon,  September  1,  1849.  Arlotte  Carty  Buford  died  of 
measles,  August  14,  1858,  and  Pate  Buford  married,  for  second 
wife,  Delilah  Chitwood,  1859.  Children — Jane,  March  9,  1861 ; 
Paschal,  March  22,  1864;  Thomas,  March  16,  1867;  George  W., 
September  9,  1869,  also  a  twin  to  him  born  and  died  the  same 
day;  Charles,  February  1,  1872,  and  one  more  died  in  infancy. 

Pate  Buford  was  a  farmer  by  occupation,  having  followed 
this  all  his  life.  He  was  a  very  prominent  man,  and  had  many 
friends;  was  County  Assessor  for  some  time;  represented  Rey¬ 
nolds  County  in  Legislature  for  two  sessions  in  1845  when  the 
county  was  first  organized,  and  again  in  1860,  on  the  outbreak 
of  the  Great  Rebellion.  He  made  some  famous  speeches  in  the 
Legislature,  by  one  of  which  he  succeeded  in  getting  a  bill 
passed  offering  a  bounty  for  wolf  scalps.  He  came  back  home 
and  secured  a  number  of  wolf  scalps  himself.  He  donated  the 








ground  for  a  church  at  Black,  Reynolds  County,  Missouri,  called 
the  Camp  Ground. 

9.  JAMES,  son  of  Pate  and  Arlotte  Carty  Buford,  married, 
December  18,  1855,  Letitia  Susan  Stoner,  who  was  born  Decem¬ 
ber  19,  1838,  died,  April  12,  1887.  Children — Nugent  W.,  Jan¬ 
uary  11,  1857 ;  and  Herbert  D.  C.,  May  24,  1859,  never  married. 
They  separated  over  family  troubles,  two  children  being  small, 
ages  four  and  two  respectively,  the  wife  being  allowed  custody  of 
them  and  went  to  Wythe  County,  Virginia.  James  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried,  second,  January  28,  1867,  Marie  Louise  Bacon,  who  was 
born  October  15,  1841,  killed  by  a  train  at  Iron  Mountain,  De¬ 
cember  24,  1889.  Children — Lottie,  January  31,  1868;  James 
Bacon,  June  3,  1869;  Henry  Harry,  August  3,  1870;  Charles 
Pate,  March  18,  1878,  died  July  28,  1879;  Annie  Belie,  August 
1,  1880. 

James  Buford  was  Superintendent  of  Pilot  Knob  Iron  Com¬ 
pany,  at  Pilot  Knob,  Missouri,  for  a  number  of  years,  and  was 
very  successful;  was  elected  to  county  office  and  served  in  this 
capacity  for  over  eighteen  years,  on  the  Democratic  ticket,  and 
it  is  a  question  if  he  was  not  the  strongest  man  in  the  county 
in  his  day ;  sometimes  the  very  best  men  of  his  own  party  would 
come  out  in  the  Primary  election  and  he  would  get  the  nomina¬ 
tion  by  a  considerable  margin;  had  a  pleasant  disposition  that 
made  everybody  like  him.  He  had  a  fine  farm  of  320  acres 
near  Belleview,  Missouri ;  also  one  in  the  south  end  of  Iron 
County,  of  800  acres.  He  was  a  great  stockman  and  shipped 
lots  of  stock;  owned  a  number  of  saw-mills  and  was  a  great 
lumberman  and  shipped  to  various  parts.  In  his  old  dajrs  he 
sold  out  his  interests  in  Missouri  and  went  to  Mendeville,  Ar¬ 
kansas,  where  he  engaged  again  on  larger  scale  in  the  lumber 
business,  and  died  September  17,  1918 

10.  NUGENT,  W.,  son  of  James  and  Letitia  S.  Stoner  Bu¬ 
ford,  married,  April  18,  1877,  Addie  Johnston.  Children — Let- 
tie,  May  30,  1878;  Annie  B.,  April  27,  1880;  Helen  W.,  January 



5,  1882;  James  Herbert,  April  3,  1884,  died  February  11,  1900; 
Sarah  Virginia,  June  12,  1886;  Mittie  Shuff,  August  21,  1888; 
Eulalee,  November  23,  died  January  21,  1911.  Residence,  Glade 
Springs,  Virginia. 

11.  LETTIE,  daughter  of  Nugent  W.  and  Addie  Johnston 
Buford,  married,  October  30,  1895,  George  W.  Conner,  of  Con¬ 
ners  Valley,  Wythe  County,  Virginia.  Five  children — Willie, 
Benjamin,  Buford,  Ethel,  and  Emmett.  All  are  living  but  Bu¬ 

Mr.  G.  W.  Conner  is  a  salesman  for  wholesale  house  in  John¬ 
son  City,  Tennessee. 

11.  ANNIE  B.,  daughter  of  Nugent  W.  and  Addie  John¬ 
ston  Buford,  married,  October  20,  1897,  T.  W.  Rogers,  of  Wythe 
County,  Virginia.  Five  children — Waiter,  Ruth,  Virginia,  Glenn 
and  Lorena.  Farm  near  Washington,  D.  C. 

11.  HELEN  W.,  daughter  of  Nugent  W.  and  Addie  John¬ 
ston  Buford,  married*  June  18,  1902,  Charles  Cox,  of  Lee 
County,  Virginia.  Two  children — Glenn  and  Rolf.  Farm,  near 
Washington,  D.  C. 

11.  SARAH,  daughter  of  Nugent  W.  and  Addie  J.  Buford, 
married  Arthur  Taylor,  of  Lenoir  City,  Tennessee.  Two  children 
— Buford  Arthur  and  Roy  Newton.  Sarah  V.  Buford  Taylor 
died  January  21,  1921.  Arthur  Taylor  is  in  the  real  estate 

11.  MITTIE  S.,  daughter  of  Nugent  W.  and  Addie  J.  Buford 
married,  December  30,  1908,  Dr.  Kyle  T.  Lee,  from  Bramwell, 
West  Virginia.  Two  children — Kyle  T.  Jr.,  and  Catherine  H. 

Dr.  Kyle  T.  Lee  is  a  practicing  physician,  604  MacBain 
Building,  Roanoke,  Virginia. 

10.  HERBERT  D.  C.,  son  of  James  and  Letitia  S.  Stoner 
Buford,  is  unmarried  and  was  at  one  time  a  famous  lawyer  of 
Wytheville,  Virginia,  but  is  now  General  Manager  of  Cochise 
Mineral  Mining  Company,  Paradise,  Arizona. 



10.  LOTTIE,  daughter  of  James  and  Marie  Louise  Bacon 
Buford,  married,  February  14,  1888,  H.  C.  Clifton.  Children — 
Daisy,  December  20,  1888,  died,  January  5,  1889 ;  Louise,  April 
28,  1890,  died,  January,  1891;  Naomi,  June  24,  1892;  Bessie, 
August  23,  1894. 

H.  C.  Clifton  was  accidently  killed  in  a  saw-mill  near  Cape 
Girardeau,  Missouri. 

10.  JAMES  B.,  son  of  James  and  M.  Louise  B.  Buford, 
married,  first,  Mrs.  David  Johnson,  of  Annapolis,  Missouri.  He 
married  the  second  and  third  times,  and  has  a  number  of 

He  graduated  in  medicine  in  St.  Louis  and  practiced  surgery 
for  a  time  at  Alexian  Brothers  Hospital,  St.  Louis,  Missouri,  but 
went  with  his  father  to  Mendeville,  Arkansas,  to  engage  in  lum¬ 
ber  business,  where  he  is  now  located. 

10.  H.  HARRY,  son  of  James  and  M.  Louise  B.  Buford, 
married  July  2,  1896,  Maude  B.  Crandal,  who  was  born  Feb.  6, 

H.  H.  Buford  practiced  law  for  a  time  in  St.  Louis  Missouri, 
but  he  is  at  present  somewhere  in  Pennsylvania  continuing  in 
his  legal  profession. 

10.  ANNIE  B.,  daughter  of  James  and  M.  Louise  B.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Thomas  Williams  and  they  have  a  number  of 
children,  arid  live  in  Los  Angeles,  California. 

9.  WILLIAM,  son  of  Pate  and  Arlotte  Carty  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried  December  20,  1860,  Iowa  Gulliver,  daughter  of  William  H. 
Gulliver.  Children — James  Otho,  born  1864;  Henry,  died  in  in¬ 
fancy;  Lillie  and  Argie.  William  Buford  was  a  Master  Mason, 
and  loved  by  all  who  knew  him.  He  ran  the  mill  in  Belleview, 
Missouri,  for  a  number  of  years,  and  three  times  was  elected 
Presiding  Judge  of  the  county  court  of  Iron  County,  Missouri, 
and  made  a  good  official. 

William  Buford  died  April  17,  1911,  and  his  wife,  Iowa  Gul¬ 
liver  Buford,  died  1920. 



10.  J.  OTHO,  son  of  William  H.  and  Iowa  Gulliver  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Mollie  Barger.  He  lived  for  a  while  at  De  Soto, 
Mo.;  was  street  car  conductor  in  St.  Louis,  Mo.,  for  several 
years,  and  accidentally  killed  himself  on  his  ranch  near  Seattle, 
Wash.,  in  1909.  Had  no  children. 

10.  LILLIE,  daughter  of  William  H.  and  Iowa  Gulliver 
Buford,  married  Hon.  John  C.  Horn.  Children — Buford,  and 
several  others.  Home,  Springfield,  Mo. 

10.  ARGIE,  daughter  of  William  H.  and  Iowa  Gulliver 
Buford,  married  James  J.  Phillips  of  Belleview,  Mo.  Children 
— Dorris  (dead)  ;  Mignon,  who  is  living  in  Detroit,  Michigan. 
Children — Dorothy,  Mildred  and  Virginia. 

11.  DOROTHY,  daughter  of  Argie  and  James  J.  Phillips, 
married  Atton  Corner.  Residence,  Belleview,  Mo. 

9.  GREEN,  Son  of  Pate  and  Arlotte  Carty  Buford,  was 
unmarried.  He  was  accidentally  killed  by  Milton  Galleher. 
while  an  army  of  Southern  soldiers  encamped  near  Bloomfield, 
Mo.,  in  time  of  the  Civil  War.  They  were  sitting  by  a  tree 
with  some  soldiers  and  Milton  Galleher’s  gun  was  accidentally 
discharged,  killing  Green  Buford  from  behind. 

9.  SIMEON  E.,  son  of  Pate  and  Arlotte  Carty  Buford, 
married  in  1875,  Eliza  A.  Packard,  a  native  of  Indiana.  Chil¬ 
dren — William  P.,  Oran  J.  and  Della.  Simeon  E.  Buford  was 
reared  on  a  farm  in  Iron  County,  Missouri,  and  educated  in 
the  common  schools.  When  twenty  years  of  age  he  was  en¬ 
gaged  as  a  clerk  in  a  store  in  Belleview,  where  he  remained 
about  a  year.  He  then  went  to  Pilot  Knob,  where  he  was  em¬ 
ployed  as  a  clerk  for  Pilot  Knob  Iron  Company  for  five  years. 
He  was  then  appointed  deputy  sheriff  for  one  year  and  after* 
wards  engaged  in  merchandising  business  in  Reynolds  County, 
where  he  remained  for  a  few  years.  In  1882  Mr.  Buford  was 
elected  assessor  of  Iron  County,  and  served  one  term.  During 
this  time  he  was  employed  by  the  St.  Louis  Ore  and  Steel  Com¬ 
pany  as  stock  manager.  In  1884  he  was  elected  sheriff  of  Iron 



County  and  held  that  position  one  term.  In  1886  he  was  elected 
county  collector  and  served  another  term.  He  is  said  to  have 
polled  more  votes  than  any  other  man  in  the  county.  He  is  a 
member  of  the  Masonic  fraternity* 

About  1890  his  wife,  Eliza  A.  P.  Buford,  died  and  was 
buried  at  Arcadia,  Missouri ;  1893,  he  married,  for  second  wife. 
Nannie  Barger.  He  has  lived  at  Belleview  for  a  number  of 
years,  where  he  has  been  president  of  Belleview  Bank. 

10.  William  P.,  son  of  Simeon  E.  and  Eliza  A.  P.  Buford, 
died  September  8,  1893. 

10.  ORAN  J.,  son  of  Simeon  E.  and  Eliza  A.  P.  Buford, 
married  and  died  in  New  Mexico.  He  was  School  Commis¬ 
sioner  of  Iron  County,  Missouri,  and  taught  school  a  number 
of  years  in  Missouri.  He  died  in  New  Mexico. 

10.  DELLA,  daughter  of  Simeon  E.  and  Eliza  A.  P.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Mr.  Hodge,  in  California,  and  had  two  children 
and  died  there. 

9.  JANE,  daughter  of  Pate  and  Delilah  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried,  October  22,  1879,  Peter  G.  Ruhl.  Children — Lizzie,  born 
1880;  Henry  (Ned),  February  26,  1882;  John,  1883.  Peter  G. 
Ruhl  died  in  St.  Louis,  Missouri. 

10.  HENRY,  son  of  Peter  G.  and  Jane  Ruhl,  married  and 
lives  in  Elvins,  Missouri.  He  is  engineer  for  one  of  the  great 
lead  companies. 

9.  PASCHAL,  son  of  Pate  and  Delilah  Chitwood  Buford, 
married,  March  3,  1885,  Sarah  R.  Middleton,  daughter  of  W. 
R.  and  Sarah  J.  Middleton.  Children — Leatha  May,  December 
26,  1885;  John  Will-Roy,  February  7,  1887;  Lawrence  Allie, 
January  6,  1894. 

Paschal  Buford’s  father  died  when  he  was  only  ten  years 
old  and  he  being  the  eldest  of  four  boys,  was  raised  by  a  wid¬ 
owed  mother  on  a  farm,  and  received  a  common  school  educa¬ 
tion  ;  was  converted  in  a  little  log  school  house  at  Cedar  Grove. 
Reynolds  County,  Missouri,  under  the  preaching  of  Rev.  Robert 



Rich,  United  Baptist  minister,  September  6,  1884,  and  baptized 
by  Rev.  J.  W.  Swift,  and  united  with  the  Missionary  Baptist 
church  at  Belleview,  Missouri.  But  he  never  did  believe  in  close 
communion,  and  on  July  26,  1886,  withdrew  his  membership 
from  Belleview  church,  and  joined  the  General  Baptist  church 
at  Pleasant  Valley.  On  Saturday  night  before  the  Fourth  Sun¬ 
day  in  June,  1897,  he  was  licensed  to  preach,  and  on  December 
26,  1897,  was  ordained  to  the  full  work  of  the  ministry  at  Pleas¬ 
ant  Valley  Church.  The  death  officer  came  to  his  home  Novem¬ 
ber  29,  1899,  and  took  away  his  dear  companion,  Sarah  R.  Bu¬ 
ford,  and  again  April  9,  1907,  death  claimed  his  best  earthly 
friend,  his  mother.  Two  of  his  best  earthly  friends  gone,  it 
was  indeed  a  heavy  blow,  and  he  at  once  made  up  his  mind 
that  he  could  stay  no  longer  where  he  had  made  his  home  all 
his  life — now  Mamma  and  Mother  were  gone. 

On  September  1,  1908,  he  gathered  his  children  together 
and  started  to  move  over  hills  and  mountains  to  the  far  “West.” 
At  the  end  of  twenty-six  days’  journey  he  arrived  at  the  beauti¬ 
ful  city  of  Tulsa,  Oklahoma,  went  as  far  south  as  Kelleysville, 
then  came  back  to  Tulsa,  and  erected  a  building  and  went  into 
the  mercantile  business  which  he  pursued  for  about  three  years. 
Getting  tired  of  city  life,  he  sold  out  and  went  the  same  day 
six  miles  east  of  town  and  engaged  in  a  two  weeks’  meeting, 
preaching  a  sermon  each  day  and  night  for  two  weeks  without 
any  help.  He  had  a  number  of  conversions,  called  for  help  and 
organized  a  General  Baptist  church.  He  also  organized  an¬ 
other  church  at  Sapulpa,  Oklahoma,  and  one  at  Piatt,  Okla¬ 
homa.  He  placed  his  own  membership  with  the  church  at 
Ryby,  Oklahoma,  and  was  elected  their  state  Evangelist;  was 
moderator  a  number  of  times  in  Indian  Territory  Association. 
He  was  clerk  of  North  Liberty  Association  ten  years  in  succes¬ 
sion,  while  living  in  Missouri.  He  came  very  near  to  losing 
his  life  on  two  occasions,  among  some  hostile  drunken  Indian 
Tribe,  while  preaching  among  the  Indians  on  the  plains  of  Okla- 


homa.  This  great  man  will  never  be  forgotten  by  some 
of  the  people  of  the  state  of  Oklahoma,  and  his  work  and  influ¬ 
ence  will  live  on  long  after  he  has  passed  off  the  stage  ot* 

10.  LEATHA,  daughter  of  Paschal  and  Sarah  R.  Middle- 
ton  Buford,  married,  May  7,  1907,  to  George  W.  Gibson,  at 
Leadwood,  Missouri.  They  live  at  Seneca,  Newton  County,  Mis¬ 

10.  JOHN  WILL-ROY,  son  of  Paschal  and  Sarah  R.  M. 
Buford,  was  born  in  Belleview,  Missouri,  married  Margaret 
Ruth,  daughter  of  1.  J.  and  Eva  Lackey,  March  20,  1913,  at 
Sperry,  Oklahoma.  He  is  general  manager  of  the  Constantin 
Oil  Company  at  Collinsville,  Oklahoma.  Children — Elvin  Lee, 
born  at  Collinsville,  September  5,  1914;  Lester  Roy,  born  March 
20,  1914,  died  August  5,  1919,  at  Noel,  Missouri;  Laura  Mae, 
born  October  7,  1919. 

10.  LAWRENCE  A.,  son  of  Paschal  and  Sarah  R.  M.  Bu¬ 
ford,  was  born  at  Belleview,  Missouri,  married  Lillie  Ex  of 
Tulsa,  Oklahoma.  He  is  employed  by  the  Craton  Oil  Com¬ 
pany,  is  a  natural  born  machinist. 

Resides  705  So.  Rockford,  Tulsa,  Oklahoma. 

9.  THOMAS,  son  of  Pate  and  Delilah  Chitwood  Buford, 
married  Miss  Sinclear,  lives  at  Pickleville,  Oklahoma,  and  is 
engaged  in  mercantile  business. 

9.  GEORGE  WASHINGTON,  son  of  Pate  and  Delilah 
Chitwood  Buford,  married,  May  20,  1896,  Faora  Seal,  of  Sabula, 
Missouri.  Children — Delbert  Jewell,  born  October  29,  1898; 
Odessa  Violet,  born  January  5,  1899,  died  January  16,  1901 ; 
Carman  Robert,  born  September  17,  1902,  died  August  13,  1903. 
George  W.  Buford  was  educated  in  the  public  schools  of  Iron 
County,  Missouri  and  William  Jewell  College,  Liberty,  Missouri; 
holds  several  first  grade  certificates,  a  normal  diploma  from 
New  York  and  a  traffic  inspection  diploma  from  Buffalo,  New 
York  (secret  service).  He  was  Principal  of  Public  School  of 




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Arcadia  and  Granitville  two  terms,  and  taught  sixteen  terms 
of  school  in  his  county.  On  February  14,  1907,  he  entered  the 
service  of  the  Prudential  Life  Insurance  Company,  at  Bonne 
Terre,  Missouri,  and  remained  for  nine  years  of  consecutive 
service,  two  years  of  which  he  led  the  force  of  the  entire  dis¬ 
trict.  He  is  co-author  of  the  second  edition  of  the  HISTORY 

9.  CHARLES,  son  of  Pate  and  Delilah  Chitwood  Buford, 
married,  first,  Laura  Clark,  about  1902.  In  1904,  Laura  Clark 
Buford  died,  leaving  no  children,  and  Charles  Buford  married, 
second,  Ollie  Campbell  (see  Chitwood  below).  (No  children.) 


Once  upon  a  time  a  very  little  boy  was  found  who  was  lost 
in  the  woods.  He  was  too  little  even  to  tell  his  name,  and  peo¬ 
ple  who*  took  and  reared  him  called  him  “Chitwood,”  and  that  is 
how  the  name  originated,  it  is  said. 

The  paternal  grandfather  was  probably  born  in  Massachusetts, 
for  while  he  was  yet  a  very  little  boy,  likely  not  more  than  seven 
or  eight  years  of  age,  one  day  he  ran  into  the  house  and  told  his 
mother  he  heard  a  lot  of  wagons  coming  down  the  hill.  It  was 
but  the  roaring  of  the  cannon  and  artillery  at  the  battle  of  Bunker 
Hill,  June  17,  1775,  Revolutionary  War. 

This  little  boy  had  grown  to  manhood,  married,  and  settled  in 
Kentucky,  and  there  in  Scott  County  reared  a  family  of  twelve 
children,  nine  boys,  namely,  James,  William,  Andrew,  John,  Pleas¬ 
ant,  Shelby,  Daniel,  David,  and  Hugh,  and  three  girls. 

In  1852,  William,  Andrew  and  Hugh  Chitwood,  being  well  ad¬ 
vanced  in  years,  married,  and  with  grown  families  camei  to  Mis¬ 
souri  and  settled  in  Reynolds  County,  when  it  was  but  a  vast 
wilderness,  and  were  among  the  first  white  settlers,  when  farmers 
had  to  cut  their  wheat  with  a  reap  hook.  Daniel  Chitwood  and 
his  sisters  moved  to  Henry  County,  Missouri,  when  there  were 
no  white  settlers,  but  the  Indians  were  lurking  upon  the  fertile 
spots,  and  he  hunted  wild  animals  a-many  a  day  with  them,  while 
Shelby  Chitwood  settled  probably  in  Jasper  County,  where  there 
are  still  some  of  the  Chitwood  descendants. 

2.  Children  of  William  Chitwood — M.  Beatty,  married  a 
Lewis,  Aaron,  married  Polly  Sutton;  Elizabeth,  married  Thomas 
Dickson,  who  went  to  Walla  Walla,  Washington.  Thomas  Dick¬ 
son  had  a  nephew,  Sherman,  who  married  Mary  (Mollie)  C. 
George  (see  the  George  Family  above). 



3.  Children  of  Beatty  Chitwood,  son  of  William  Chitwood, — 

Jane  who  married  George  Campbell,  and  they  had  a  daughter, 
who  married  Charles  Buford  (see  above);  Izora,  Udora,  Nim,  Nel¬ 
son  and  Glover. 

2.  Children  of  Andrew  Chitwood — Isaac;  M.  Beatty,  who  mar¬ 
ried  a  Webb;  Delana,  married  Thomas  S.  Barnes;  Wayne;  Henry 
T.,  married  Fanny  Coleman;  China,  married  Eli  Lewis;  Sallie, 
married  John  Wadlow,  and  there  were  some  others. 

2.  Hugh  Chitwood  was  born  in  Scott  County,  Tennessee, 
October  27,  1812,  married  Jane  Nicholas,  daughter  of  Elisha  and 
Phoebe  Nicholas.  Children — Jonathan,  married  Malissa  — — — , 
and  they  had  nine  children  (Andy,  Aaron,  Hugh,  who  has  a  daugh¬ 
ter,  Lillie,  that  married  Otho  George  (see  George  family  above)  ; 
Charity,  who  married  Wiley  Pogue;  Arta  Malissa,  married  William 
Spear;  Henderson,  married  a  Williams;  Polly,  married  Thomas 
Chilton;  Jane,  married  Thomas  Davis;  William  W.,  married  a 
daughter  of  Mr.  Skiles;  (other  children  of  Hugh  Chitwood  besides 
Jonathan);  Delilah,  married  Pate  Buford  (see  above);  Cynthia, 
married  William  Black  (see  Carty  Family  above);  Nancy,  mar¬ 
ried  John  Brown;  Henderson,  married  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Mary 
Buford  Robinson  (see  above);  Elizabeth  (Betty),  married,  first, 
George  Baker,  second,  James  Taylor;  Seth,  married,  first,  Fanny 
Rutter,  second,  her  sister,  Agnes  Rutter,  third,  Gertie  Boney, 
fourth,  Cynthia  Phillips  (born  Rumburg),  who  died  in  spring  of 

Hugh  Chitwood  died  August  22,  1885;  his  wife,  Jane  Nicholas 
Chitwood,  died  October  26,  1891.  She  was  born  January  15,  1815. 

Mr.  Chitwood  never  charged  a  travelling  man  for  staying  all  night 
with  him. 

Children  of  William  and  Cynthia  Chitwood  Black — Margaret, 
Rhedmond,  Lizzie,  Phoebe,  Clem,  Fanny,  Joe,  James  and  Sallie. 

Children  of  John  and  Nancy  Chitwood-Brown — Hugh,  John 
(Red),  James,  Fannie,  George,  Jef,  Joe  and  Giles. 

Children  of  Henderson  and  Betty  Robinson  Chitwood — John, 
William,  George,  Liza,  Lucy  and  Sallie. 

Children  of  George  and  Betty  Chitwood — Clinton,  Drew  and 

Children  of  Seth  Chitwood — Gentry,  Granville,  James,  Thomas, 
Laura  and  Liza. 

8.  JAMES  M.,  son  of  William  and  Annie  Pate  Buford, 
never  married.  He  mustered  up  twenty-five  wagons  and  teams, 
and  hired  men  to  go  to  the  gold  fields  of  California  in  1849, 
during  the  great  excitement  of  that  time.  They  had  to  go  in 
emigrant  wagons,  several  in  number,  so  as  to  be  protected  from 
the  hostile  Indians.  One  evening,  away  out  on  the  western 



plains,  they  came  into  contact  with  a  stealthy  Indian  Tribe, 
which  slipped  around  and  stole  James  M.  Buford’s  horse  dur¬ 
ing  the  night.  James  swore  he  would  shoot  the  next  Indian  he 
saw,  but  his  comrades  told  him  it  would  not  be  best.  A  squaw 
rode  by  their  camp  soon  after  and  he  shot  her  from  her  pony. 
That  night  when  they  had  all  come  into  the  camp  from  hunting, 
about  fifty  Indians  came  down  upon  them  and  demanded  who 
it  was  that  killed  the  squaw,  and  they  had  to  tell  them,  for  the 
sake  of  their  own  lives.  They  captured  all  the  emigrants  by  force 
and  took  them  to  their  own  camp,  where  they  then  drove  slabs 
in  the  ground  to  which  they  tied  him  hand  and  foot,  and  the 
rest  were  forced  to  look  on  while  as  many  as  could  got  around 
him  and  began  to  skin  him  alive,  and  after  they  had  finished 
their  work  they  wrapped  his  body  in  a  blanket  and  threw  it 
into  the  fire.  One  of  the  emigrants  wrote  his  brother  what  had 
taken  place,  and  that  he  would  never  forget  the  dying  cries  and 
the  begging  for  mercy. 

7.  NANCY,  daughter  of  Captain  Thomas  and  Annie  Watts 
Buford,  married  Martin  Wales  in  Badford  County,  Virginia, 
January  4,  1791.  He  was  born  in  Culpepper  County,  Virginia, 
January  18,  1769  (name  also  written  Wales,  Wyles;  Nancy  and 
Martin  both  spelled  it  Weels).  Children — Elizabeth,  born  in 
Virginia,  October  25,  1791;  Ann,  September  26,  1793;  Mar¬ 
garet,  June  8,  1796;  Thomas,  September  2,  1798  ;  John  Lawson, 
November  14,  1800;  William  Buford,  April  30,  1803;  Hopkins 
Otey,  born  in  Breckenridge  County,  Kentucky,  May  20,  1807 ; 
Buford,  February  26,  1810,  unmarried,  died  in  Breckenridge 
County,  Kentucky,  April  30,  1835;  Henry  Harrison,  May  5, 
1815;  Martin  Wale,  died  in  Breckenridge  County,  Kentucky. 
April  16,  1850. 

Nancy  Buford  Wale  died  October  30,  1852. 

8.  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  Martin  and  Nancy  Buford 
Wale,  married  Joel  Shrewsbury.  Children — Elvira,  Thomas 
Buford,  Polly  Ann,  John  Lawson,  Nancy,  Marguerite  Jane. 



Elizabeth  Wales  Shrewsbury,  died  July  24,  1875,  in  Breck- 
enridge  County,  Kentucky. 

8.  ANN,  daughter  of  Martin  and  Nancy  Buford  Wale, 
married  Rev.  William  Bratcher,  about  1821.  Children — Nancy, 
Armilda,  Jackson,  Jefferson,  Martin,  Margaret,  Eliza  and 

Ann  Wales  Bratcher  died  in  Breckenridge  County,  Ken¬ 
tucky,  September  13,  1858. 

8.  MARGARET,  daughter  of  Martin  and  Nancy  Buford 
Wale,  married  Firstel  Beard.  Children — Emmerine,  Eliza  and 

Margaret  Wale  Beard  died  in  Texas. 

8.  WILLIAM  BUFORD,  son  of  Martin  and  Nancy  Buford 
Wale,  married,  first,  Jane  Crawford.  Children — Julia,  Eliza, 
Rosina.  William  B.  Wale  married,  second,  Lucinda  Basham. 
Children — Nancy  Buford,  Francis  and  Sallie  Martin. 

William  B.  Wale  died  in  Breckenridge  County,  Kentucky.. 
April  30,  1855. 

8.  HOPKINS  OTEY,  son  of  Martin  and  Nancy  Buford 
Wale-,  married  Sallie  Bruington.  Children — Amanda,  Mary, 
Emma,  Clinton,  Dewitt,  Mattie,  Betty  and  Laura. 

Hopkins  Otey  Wale  died  in  Breckenridge  County,  Ken¬ 
tucky,  June  1,  1877. 

8.  HENRY  HARRISON,  son  of  Martin  and  Nancy  Bu¬ 
ford  Wale,  married  Mary  Joseph  Woolfolk,  July  2,  1840.  Chil¬ 
dren — Nancy,  Joseph  Woolfolk,  born  May  3,  1844,  died  April  14, 
1845;  David  Van  Meter,  Julius  Winfield,  Susan  Crutcher,  Benja¬ 
min  Franklin,  born  April  15,  1853,  in  Hardin  County,  Kentucky, 
died  September  16,  1855;  Laura  Belle,  Luella  Graves  and  Vir¬ 
ginia  Lee,  born  May  27,  1864. 

Henry  Harrison  Wale  was  a  doctor  and  practiced  medicine. 
He  died  in  Jasper  County,  Missouri,  January  24,  1872,  and  was 
buried  in  E.  Cemetery,  Carthage,  Missouri. 



9.  NANCY  BUFORD,  daughter  of  Henry  Harrison  and 
Nancy  Woolfolk  Wale,  born  April  2,  1842;  married  Ho¬ 
ratio  Whitfield  Clayton  Nall,  December  7,  1865.  Children-- 
Stella  Boone,  born  March  17,  1869,  unmarried;  David  Eugene, 
born  February  21,  1871,  married  Lucy  Ballard  but  have  no  chil¬ 
dren  ;  Henry  Clayton,  born  April  8,  1880,  married  Bertha  Fraser, 
June  10,  1903;  Strather  Boone,  born  June  17,  1882,  is  married 
and  has  three  sons. 

9.  DAVID  VANMETER,  son  of  Henry  Harrison  and 
Mary  Woolfolk  Wale,  was  born  June  10,  1846,  married  Adalina 
Smith  in  Carthage,  Missouri,  November  28,  1878.  They  have 
no  children.  He  was  an  M.  D.  in  general  practice  at  Jasper, 
Missouri,  and  in  1893  he  moved  to  Carthage,  Missouri,  and 
practiced  as  an  oculist,  aurist  and  throat  specialist.  He 
passed  away  in  Carthage,  Missouri,  February  17,  1914,  and  was 
buried  in  the  west  side  cemetery  in  Carthage. 

9.  JUNIUS  WINFIELD,  son  of  Henry  Harrison  and  Mary 
Woolfolk  Wale,  was  born  September  2,  1847,  in  Kentucky,  mar* 
ried  Alice  Allen  of  Garnetsville,  Kentucky,  July  2,  1878.  Chil¬ 
dren — Henry,  born  September,  1879  (dead)  ;  Charles  David, 
born  March  13,  1881,  married  Eva  Morris  in  Louisville,  Ken¬ 
tucky,  June  4,  1921.  No  children.  Kate,  born  February  5,  1885, 
dead,  married  Samuel  Anderson  in  Louisville,  Kentucky. 
Death  was  caused  by  the  “flu”  in  1918,  leaving  a  little  son,  Sam¬ 
uel  Allen  Anderson,  a  few  days  old.  Nellie,  born  June  9,  1887, 
in  Missouri,  married  Frank  Denzinger  in  Louisville,  Kentucky. 
They  have  three  children,  Katharine,  the  eldest,  born  May,  1921. 
They  now  live  in  Cuyahoga  Falls,  Ohio. 

9.  SUSAN  CRUTCHER,  daughter  of  Henry  Harrison  and 
Mary  Woolfolk.  Wale,  was  born  in  Breckenridge,  Kentucky,  July 
21,  1850,  married  William  Brown  Lewis  of  Nelson  County, 
Kentucky,  April  18,  1872,  at  Carthage,  Missouri.  They  went 
at  once  to  live  in  Chariton  County,  Missouri,  where  her  hus¬ 
band  was  engaged  in  the  trade  of  plasterer.  Children — Wil- 



liam  Arthur,  born  in  Salisbury,  Chariton  County,  Missouri,  Jan¬ 
uary  18,  1873,  married  Mrs.  Ida  Belle  Green  (nee  Gassoway)  of 
Dallas,  Texas,  March,  1914.  They  have  one  child,  Frederick 
John  William,  born  December  18,  1914.  They  now  reside  in 
Kansas  City,  Missouri.  Fannie,  born  August  25,  1875,  in  Jasper 
County,  Missouri,  married  William  Oliver  Mclndoo,  October  30, 
1900.  No  children.  They  were  married  in  Jasper  County,  Mis¬ 
souri,  and  immediately  left  for  Commerce,  Texas,  where  her 
husband  taught  school,  and  later  practiced  law  in  San  Antonio, 
Texas.  In  1904  he  became  interested  in  the  distribution  of 
books  and  assisted  in  organizing  the  Western  Book  Company, 
with  headquarters  in  Portland,  Oregon,  where  they  moved. 
Later,  they  moved  to  Toronto,  Canada  and  organized  the  Do¬ 
minion  Book  Company  and  published  books  on  natural  history. 
They  remained  in  Canada  nearly  ten  years,  staying  two  years 
after  the  outbreak  of  the  great  World  War,  at  which  time  busi¬ 
ness  in  Canada  became  very  unsettled  on  account  of  her  aggres¬ 
sive  attitude  and  large  part  taken  in  the  war. 

While  in  Canada  they  visited  many  places  of  interest,  among 
which  was  the  city  of  Quebec,  with  its  “break-neck’’  stairs,  its 
“Golden  Dog”  above  the  door  of  the  postoffice,  about  which 
Wm.  Kirby  wrote  so  interesting  a  novel,  the  “Calash”  ride,  in 
imitation  of  the  18th  century,  the  Duke  of  Kent’s  house,  the 
Multnomah  Falls,  and  St.  Anne  de  Beaupre. 

In  1916  they  returned  to  Kansas  City.  Missouri,  and  organ¬ 
ized  the  Mclndoo  Publishing  Company,  and  began  the  publica¬ 
tion  of  nature  study  textbooks  for  schools  and  other  books  for 
the  home. 

John  Wale  Lewis,  born  January  16,  1881,  near  Carthage, 
Missouri,  died  March  16,  1887. 

Frank  Lewis,  born  February  16,  1886,  died  September, 

9.  LAURA  BELLE,  daughter  of  Henry  Harrison  and 
Mary  Woolf  oik  Wale,  born  June  15,  1856,  in  Hardin  County, 


n  O 

4  O 

Kentucky,  married,  February  14,  1878,  in  Jasper  County,  Mis¬ 
souri,  Edwin  Johnson  Hille,  born  in  Virginia.  Children — Zai- 
dee  Pearl,  died  March  4,  1885;  Mary  Jane,  born  in  Jasper 
County,  Missouri,  now  studying  for  her  second  degree  at  Johns 
Hopkins  University,  Baltimore,  Maryland ;  Margaret  Wale,  born 
in  Jasper  County,  Missouri,  married  Joseph  McCaddon  in  1914 
and  lives  in  Paragould,  Arkansas.  No  children.  Virginia,  born 
in  Jasper  County,  Missouri,  married  Roy  Coady  of  Spring- 
field,  Missouri,  in  1915.  They  had  a  son,  Roy  Edwin,  born 
November  14,  1920,  died  a  few  months  later;  the  second  child, 
Laura  Virginia,  born  April  9,  1922.  They  now  live  in  Okla¬ 
homa;  Lucy  McCarty,  youngest  daughter,  now  lives  with  her 
parents  near  Jasper,  Missouri. 

9.  LUELLA  GRAVES,  daughter  of  Henry  Harrison  and 
Mary  Woolfolk  Wale,  born  in  Kentucky,  September  21,  1860,  died 
April  7,  1886,  married  Henry  Clay  Hefley,  September  14,  1879, 
born  in  Kentucky.  Children — Mamie,  born  July  15,  1881  (dead)  ; 
Roger  Elmer,  born  June  9,  1882,  in  Jasper,  Missouri,  joined 
the  U.  S.  Army  before  he  was  of  age  and  is  now  stationed 
in  Virginia,  married  Jessie  Majors  of  Carthage,  Missouri,  April 
23,  1916.  They  have  one  child,  Dora  Wale,  about  7  years  old; 
Mabel  Claire,  born  in  Jasper  County,  Missouri,  March  15,  1884, 
married  Charles  Chapman  in  Carthage,  Missouri.  Children — 
Charles,  the  eldest,  Hanry  Clay  and  a  third  child  all  born  in 
Jasper  County,  Missouri.  Leo  Ray  and  Leon  Fay,  twins,  born 
in  California,  May  6,  1922.  They  now  reside  in  California. 




6.  ANNA,  daughter  of  John  and  Judith  Early  Beauford, 
of  Bromfield  Parish,  Culpepper  County,  Virginia,  born  1738, 
married  Henry  Lewis  of  Spottsylvania  County,  Virginia.  Chil¬ 
dren — John,  married  Miss  Brown;  was  in  the  Revolutionary 
War,  and  was  wounded  in  the  thigh,  moved  to  Henderson 
County,  Kentucky;  William,  who  lived  in  Culpeper  County, 
Virginia;  Thomas  Abraham,  married  Miss  Gaines,  lived  in  Mad¬ 
ison  County,  Virginia;  Simeon,  married  Miss  Campbell,  lived  in 
Barren  County,  Kentucky;  Henry,  married  in  Culpeper  County, 
Virginia,  and  lived  there;  James,  died  young. 

7.  WILLIAM,  son  of  Henry  and  Anna  Buford  Lewis, 

married  Miss  Brown,  sister  of  his  brother  John’s  wife.  They 
had  twelve  sons  and  two  daughters.  He  served  in  the  Revo¬ 
lutionary  War  when  sixteen  years  of  age.  Their  son  John  mar¬ 
ried  -  Walker.  Children — James  Walker,  born  1810-1812, 

married,  and  had  children,  lives  near  Culpeper  Court  House, 
Virginia;  Dr.  William,  of  Culpeper  Court  House,  and  Mary 
Mildred,  who  married  Jeffreys,  and  lives  near  Culpeper  Court 

7.  THOMAS,  son  of  Henry  and  Anna  Buford  Lewis, 
married,  first,  Anna  Rice.  Children — Simeon,  never  married; 
Fielding,  married  Nancy  Johnson;  Nancy,  married  James  John¬ 
son,  brother  of  Nancy;  James,  married  Sarah  Hall;  Henry.  Anna 
Rice  died,  and  Thomas  married,  second,  Isabella  McDougal; 
Lived  in  Nelson  County,  Kentucky,  near  Bardstown. 

8.  HENRY,  son  of  Thomas  and  Anna  Rice  Lewis,  born 
December  3,  1789,  married,  July  7,  1812,  Linda  Cleggett,  daugh¬ 
ter  of  Thomas  Linthicum,  of  Maryland,  who  afterwards  moved 
to  Bardstown,  Kentucky.  Children — Simeon  Buford,  Burr  H., 




Edward,  Burton,  Robert,  Sarah  Eliza,  James  Henry,  Joseph, 
and  Fielding,  died  young.  Lived  at  Bardstown,  Kentucky. 

Henry  Lewis  died  April  25,  1864. 

9.  SIMEON  BUFORD,  son  of  Henry  and  Linda  Cleggett 
Lewis,  married.  Children — Martha  Ann,  married  Henry  Cole¬ 
man,  of  Harrodsburg.  Their  sons,  Thomas  and  James,  are  Bap¬ 
tist  ministers. 

9.  SARAH  ELIZA,  daughter  of  Henry  and  Linda  Cleg¬ 
gett  Lewis,  born  January  12,  1820,  married,  June  28,  1836. 
Major  Harrison  Ewell,  born  November  10,  1812,  son  of  Martin 
Ewell.  Children — John  J.,  born  January  1,  1842,  died  Septem¬ 
ber  30,  1861;  Linda  Elizabeth,  February  14,  1844;  Martha  Ann, 
died  young;  Nancy  Rebecca,  born  May  23,  1846;  V.  Harrison, 
born  June  14,  1850;  Martin  Buford,  born  December  2,  1854; 
Sarah  Todd,  April  20,  1856;  Robert  Lee,  October  4,  1861. 

Harrison  Ewell  died  August  8,  1885.  Sarah  Eliza  Ewell 
died  July  7,  1890.  Lived  at  Owensboro,  Kentucky. 

10.  LINDA  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  Harrison  and 
Sarah  Eliza  Ewell,  born  February  14,  1844,  married,  March  4, 
1868,  Horace  Haskins,  of  Owensboro,  Kentucky,  born  April  22, 
1842.  He  was  the  son  of  Alfred  and  Arrabella  Miller  Has¬ 
kins.  Children — Olive,  born  July  18,  1869,  died  May  17,  1876; 
Nannie  Bell,  June  18,  1872;  Horace  Maynard,  June  26,  1874. 
died  April  10,  1884;  Sewell  and  Lewis,  April  20,  1876;  Lewis 
died  in  infancy;  Eliza  Todd,  January  10,  1878;  Beverly,  Sep¬ 
tember  13,  1881;  Joseph  Martin,  July  13,  1884;  Linwood,  Au¬ 
gust  10,  1887. 

11.  NANNIE  BELL,  daughter  of  Horace  M.  and  Linda 
Elizabeth  Haskins,  born  June  18,  1872,  and  married  Clem 

10.  NANCY  REBECCA,  daughter  of  Harrison  and  Sarah 
Ewell,  born  May  23,  1846,  married  W.  H.  Mobberly,  who  died  in 
1881.  His  wife  died  in  1882. 

7  G 



1.  General  Robert  Lewis,  one  of  the  Welsh  Brothers,  was  a 
lawyer  by  profession.  He  resided  in  Brecon,  Wales,  until  he  went 
to  London,  with  a  view  to  practicing  his  profession,  but  emigrated 
in  a  short  time  to  America,  and  settled  in  Abington,  Ware  Parish, 
Gloucester  County,  Virginia,  about  the  middle  of  the  seventeenth 
century;  had  issue. 

John,  Sr.,  born  in  England,  where  he  wTas  educated  and  mar¬ 
ried  in  1666,  to  Isabella  Warner.  In  her  honor  he  called  his  seat 
in  Gloucester  ‘‘Warner  Hall.”  He  died  1725;  had  issue,  seven  chil¬ 
dren;  the  first, 

3.  Major  John,  Jr.,  of  Gloucester*  County,  a  member  of  the 
Virginia  Council,  was  born  November  30,  1669,  married  Frances 
Fielding.  She  died  in  1731.  He  died  in  1754.  They  had  issue — 
Colonel  Robert,  of  Belvoir;  Albermarle,  who  married  Jane  Merri- 
wether,  and  died  1757;  Colonel  Charles  of  “The  Byrd,”  married 
Lucy  Taliaferro  about  1750;  Colonel  Fielding  married,  first,  Cath¬ 
erine  Washington,  a  cousin  of  George  Washington,  second,  Betty, 
a  sister  of  George  Washington. 

4.  Colonel  Robert  and  Jane  Merri wether  Lewis  had  issue — 
Mildred,  who  married  John  Lewis  of  Fredericksburg,  Virginia,  a 
lawyer  by  profession.  Robert  and  Jane  had  four  other  children, 
among  them  Mary  who  married  Samuel  E.  Cobb,  of  Georgia,  and 
Sarah,  who  married  Dr.  Walter  Lewis,  a  brother  of  John.  John 
Lewis,  who  married  Mildred,  above,  was  a  son  of  Zachary,  who 
was  born  in  WTales  in  1702',  and  was  one  of  Missouri’s  most  dis¬ 
tinguished  lawyers.  He  married  Mary  Waller  in  1725,  who  died 
in  1781.  Zachary  died  in  King  and  Queen,  or  Middlesex,  in  1765. 
He  was  a  son  of  Jean  Lewis,  born  in  France,  1678,  a  lawyer  by  pro¬ 
fession,  who  died  in  England,  age  ninety-two.  John  was  born 
October  18,  1729,  and  died  September  12,  1780.  He  was  called  the 
honest  lawyer.  He  quit  the  practice  of  law  and  turned  his  atten¬ 
tion  to  the  practice  of  medicine.  Both  John  and  Dr.  Waller  Lewis 
lived  in  Fredericksburg,  Spottsylvania  County,  Virginia.  Henry 
Lewis,  above,  who  married  Ann  Buford,  was  probably  the  son  of  one 
of  these. 



6.  JAMES,  son  of  John  and  Judith  Early  Beauford,  born 
in  Bromfield  Parish,  Culpeper  County,  Virginia,  married  July 
14,  1761,  Elizabeth  Bramblett,  of  Bedford  County,  Virginia, 
Children — John,  William,  James,  Jr.,  Simeon,  Abraham,  Am¬ 
brose,  Henry,  Judith,  Elizabeth  and  Frances.  The  above, 
James,  Sr.,  was  from  1761  a  resident  of  Bedford  County,  Vir¬ 
ginia.  He  was  one  of  the  pioneers  who  laid  out  the  town  of 
Liberty,  now  Bedford  City,  was  one  of  the  presiding  magis¬ 
trates  of  the  court,  and  prominent  in  many  respects.  In  1786 
he  made  a  deed  as  one  of  the  trustees  of  the  town.  In  the 
Revolutionary  Archives  of  Virginia  State  Militia,  under  date 
of  March  22,  1777,  “Captain  James  Buford  was  allowed  pay, 
rations,  etc.,  for  his  company  to  the  15th  instant,  £997,  Is  9d.” 
On  November  5,  1792,  he  appointed  his  son,  James,  Jr.,  attor¬ 
ney,  to  attend  to  his  business  affairs  in  Virginia,  and  soon  after 
he  took  the  rest  of  his  family  and  moved  to  Scott  County,  Ken¬ 
tucky.  James,  Jr.,  remained  in  Virginia,  and  can  not  be  after¬ 
wards  identified. 

With  this  branch  of  the  family  should  be  the  records  of 
Major  Calvin  Buford,  of  Lexington,  Kentucky,  whose  life  is  so 
beautifully  written  by  John  Fox,  Jr.,  in  “The  Little  Shepherd  of 
Kingdom  Come,”  and  the  wonderful  life  of  Shad,  his  nephew,  the 
hero  of  the  story  in  the  book. 

7.  JOHN,  son  of  James  and  Elizabeth  Bramblett  Bu¬ 
ford,  born  in  Bedford  County,  Virginia,  1764,  married  about 
1792,  in  Lincoln,  afterward  Garrard  County,  Kentucky,  Frances 
Turpin  Banton.  Children — Nancy,  Judith,  James,  John,  Jr., 
Frances  and  Elizabeth  Calloway. 




John  Buford,  Sr.,  went  to  Kentucky  with  his  uncle,  Colonel 
Abraham,  with  whom  he  had  served  during  the  Revolutionary 
War.  He  made  application  for  pension  September,  1833,  at 
which  time  he  was  sixty-nine  years  of  age  and  residing  in  Gar¬ 
rard  County,  Kentucky.  Pension  allowed  for  nine  months' 
actual  service  as  a  private,  Virginia  troops,  Revolutionary  War. 
He  served  under  Captain  John  Otis  and  Colonel  Merri wether. 

8.  NANCY,  daughter  of  John  and  Frances  T.  Banton 
Buford,  married  James  Mershon.  Children — Robert,  John, 
Andrew,  James  and  Henry. 

9.  ANDREW,  son  of  James  and  Nancy  Mershon,  married 
Lucinda  Wilson.  Children — John,  Annie,  Ellen  and  George. 

10.  JOHN,  son  of  Andrew  and  Lucinda  Mershon,  married 

Jennie - .  Child — George. 

10.  ELLEN,  daughter  of  Andrew  and  Lucinda  Mershon, 
married  D.  B.  Carter.  Child — Lucile. 

9.  JOHN,  son  of  James  and  Nancy  Buford  Mershon,  mar¬ 
ried  Kitty  Wilmot.  Children — John,  Mary  and  Jesse. 

10.  MARY,  daughter  of  John  and  Kitty  Mershon,  mar¬ 
ried  -  Waters.  They  had  seven  children. 

10.  JESSE,  son  of  John  and  Kitty  Mershon,  married  Miss 

8.  JUDITH,  daughter  of  John  and  Frances  Banton  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  John  Mershon.  Children — Marion,  Armida, 
Frances,  Elizabeth,  Orlando  and  Sangrado.  They  moved  to 
Davidson  County,  Tennessee. 

8.  JAMES,  son  of  John  and  Frances  T.  Banton  Buford, 
married  Mrs.  Sallie  Hall  Gibson.  No  children. 

James  Buford  died  in  1854. 

8.  JOHN,  JR.,  son  of  John  and  Frances  T.  Banton  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Mary  Berry,  of  Lancaster  County,  Kentucky. 
Moved  to  Lafayette  County,  Missouri.  Children — Sarah  Ann, 
Frances,  Elizabeth,  Eliza,  Amanda,  John  Yantis,  James  Frank¬ 
lin,  William  Harvey  and  Priscilla. 



8.  FRANCES,  daughter  of  John  and  Frances  T.  B.  Buford, 
married  Magill.  They  had  one  child,  Mrs.  Magill  Terrill,  who 
lived  in  Brackenridge,  Missouri.  For  second  husband,  Frances 
married  Adam  Rogers.  Children — Ann  (died),  James  (died), 
Joel,  Ella  (died),  Benjamin,  a  soldier  in  the  United  States 
Army,  was  killed  in  the  Custer  Massacre,  and  Bettie  Rogers 
Armer.  Frances  B.  Rogers  died  in  1857. 

8.  ELIZABETH  CALLOWAY,  daughter  of  John  and 
Frances  T.  B.  Buford,  born  September  27,  1814,  married  Decem¬ 
ber  16,  1840,  to  John  White  Parks.  Children — Frances  Buford, 
John  Buford,  James  Buford,  Mary  Williams,  Nancy  and  Emma, 
all  born  in  Madison  County,  Kentucky. 

9.  FRANCES  BUFORD,  daughter  of  John  W.  and  Eliza¬ 
beth  C.  B.  Parks,  born  December  16,  1841,  married  March  21, 
1865,  Thomas  Jefferson  Smith.  Children — Solomon  Buford, 
born  January,  1866,  died  July,  1866;  Thomas  Jefferson  Smith, 
Jr.,  born  July  6,  1867.  Residence,  Richmond,  Kentucky. 

9.  JOHN  BUFORD,  son  of  John  W.  and  Elizabeth  C.  B. 
Parks,  born  January  18,  1844,  married  in  1870,  to  Margaret  E. 
Wallace.  Children — John  White,  born  1871,  and  died  1872; 
Fannie  Buford,  born  November  11,  1873;  Jane  Wallace,  born 
February  14,  1870;  Margaret  E.  W.  Parks  died  August,  1886. 

John  Buford  Parkes  served  three  years  in  the  Civil  War, 
in  the  6th  Kentucky  Cavalry,  United  States  Army. 

9.  MARY  WILLIAMS,  daughter  of  John  W.  and  Eliza¬ 
beth  C.  B.  Parks,  born  October  14,  1848,  married,  February  28, 
1878,  to  William  Walker  Watts.  Child — Emma  Parks,  born 
October  7,  1887. 

9.  NANCY,  daughter  of  John  W.  and  Elizabeth  C.  B. 
Parks,  born  September  20,  1851,  married  Joel  Parmer  Embry. 
Children — Elizabeth  Buford,  born  October  1,  1884;  Joel  P.  Em¬ 
bry  died  August  1,  1895. 

9.  EMMA,  youngest  daughter  of  John  W.  and  Elizabeth 
C.  B.  Parkes,  born  July  13,  1854,  married  November,  1883, 


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Jacob  Whitely  Hendron,  of  Virginia.  Child — Mary  Buford, 
born  August  7,  1884,  died  December  8,  1892;  Emma  Parks 
Hendron  died  April  4,  1886. 

7.  WILLIAM,  son  of  James  and  Elizabeth  Bramblett'  Bu¬ 
ford,  born  in  Virginia,  married,  October  11,  1783,  Martha  Hill 
Logwood,  daughter  of  Thomas  Logwood,  of  Bedford  County, 
Virginia.  Children — Lucinda,  Pamala,  Matilda  and  Hillary. 

William  Buford  was  killed  by  the  Indians,  near  Crab  Orch¬ 
ard,  Kentucky,  in  1794,  when  taking  his  family  to  settle  in  that 
state.  His  widow,  Martha  Hill  Logwood  Buford,  married 
Stephen  Hubbard  of  Bedford  County,  Virginia,  January  14,  1796. 

8.  LUCINDA,,  daughter  of  William  and  Martha  Hill  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Jeremiah  White,  March  31,  1806. 

8.  PAMALA,  daughter  of  William  and  Martha  Hill  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  in  1802,  Alexander  Gibbs,  of  Virginia.  Children 
— Nancy,  Patsy,  Pamala,  Ann,  Elizabeth,  Julia,  Buford,  Stephen, 
Hillary,  Alex,  James,  Thomas,  Joel  and  John.  Came  from  Vir¬ 
ginia  and  settled  in  Madison  County,  Kentucky. 

9.  PAMALA,  daughter  of  Alexander  and  Pamala  Gibbs, 
married  John  Watts.  Children — Nine,  one  of  them,  Edna  Eliza¬ 
beth,  married  W.  N.  Boatman.  Their  children  are :  Alma,  Wil¬ 
liam  Watts,  Julia,  Anna,  Maud,  Birdie,  James  Delaney,  Ora 
Wesley,  Leroy,  Estelle  and  John  Robert,  who  resides  in  Rich¬ 
mond,  Virginia,  and  is  a  minister  of  the  Christian  Church. 

9.  ANN,  daughter  of  Alexander  and  Pamala  Gibbs,  mar¬ 
ried  -  Bush.  Children — Tillman  and  Alex. 

10.  ALEX  GIBBS,  son  of  Ann  and -  Bush,  married 

Edith  Ritter.  No  children.  Residence,  Louisville,  Kentucky. 

9.  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  Alexander  and  Pamala  Gibbs, 
married  Thomas  Francis.  Children — Susan,  James  and  Pamala. 

9.  HILLARY,  son  of  Alexander  and  Pamala  Gibbs,  mar¬ 
ried  Martha  Burnside.  Children — Alex,  Luther,  Clara  and 




10.  LUTHER,  son  of  Hillary  and  Martha  B.  Gibbs,  mar¬ 
ried  Margaret  Walker. 

10.  PATTY,  daughter  of  Hillary  and  Martha  B.  Gibbs, 
married  William  Haden.  Reside  in  Jassamine  County,  Kentucky. 

10.  CLARA,  daughter  of  Hillary  and  Martha  B.  Gibbs, 
married  Elijah  Beazley.  Children — Patty  and  Brannan. 

9.  JOEL,  son  of  Alexander  and  Pamala  Gibbs,  married 
Leanna  Yates.  Children — Alex  and  Lucy. 

10.  ALEX,  son  of  Joel  and  Leanna  Gibbs,  married  Bessie 
Rayburn.  Child — Lucile. 

10.  LUCY,  daughter  of  Joel  and  Leanna  Gibbs,  married 
Robert  Patton.  Children — Lucia  and  Sallie  Gibbs. 

8.  MATILDA,  daughter  of  William  and  Martha  Hill  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Jacob  White,  December  18,  1812. 

7.  SIMEON  K.,  son  of  James  and  Elizabeth  Bramblett  Bu¬ 
ford,  married,  first,  Mary  Barr  of  Lancaster  County,  Ken¬ 
tucky.  Children — John  W.,  Sarah,  Lawson  H.,  James  B., 
Thomas  and  Ambrose.  Mary  B.  died  and  Simeon  K.  married, 
second,  August,  1820,  the  widow  of  Strother  Gaines  (Ann  Mary 
Fisher),  whose  children,  born  in  Mercer  County,  Kentucky, 
were  Nancy  Strother,  July  12,  1811,  and  James  B..  November 
29,  1816,  died  August  7,  1892.  Simeon  and  Ann  M.  F.  Buford’s 
children — Thomas  Mitchel,  born  May  14,  1821 ;  Ambrose  Fisher, 
born  March  11,1829,  lived  in  Shelby  County,  Kentucky. 

8.  LAWSON  H.,  son  of  Simeon  K.  and  Mary  Barr  Buford, 

married  Catherine  D - .  Children — William  H.,  John  W. 

(died),  Simeon  T.  (died),  L.  P.  (died),  and  Lawson. 

Lawson  Buford  died  April,  1860.  Catherine  died  May  30, 

9.  JOHN  W.,  son  of  Lawson  H.  and  Catherine  D.  Buford, 
married  and  had  sons,  John  and  Daniel. 

9.  WILLIAM  H.,  son  of  Lawson  H.  and  Catherine  D.  Bu¬ 
ford,  born  April  17,  1837,  married,  June  22,  1859,  to  Nancy - . 



Lived  in  Indianapolis,  Indiana.  Son  Otto,  born  October  13,  1872, 
who  lived  in  Greenville,  Kentucky. 

9.  LAWSON  S.,  son  of  Lawson  H.  and  Catherine  D.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  and  had  three  sons  and  three  daughters;  lived  in 
Wickliffe,  Indiana. 

8.  JAMES  B.,  son  of  Simeon  K.  and  Mary  Barr  Buford, 
born  April  3,  1803,  married  in  Shelby  County,  Kentucky,  July 
12,  1820,  Nancy  Strother  Gaines,  who  was  born  July  12,  1811, 
daughter  of  Strother  and  Ann  Mary  F.  Gaines,  and  a  step¬ 
daughter  of  Simeon  K.  Buford.  Children — Elizabeth  Ann,  born 
April  26,  1828;  America  Catherine,  August  12,  1830;  Sarah 
Agnes,  January  1,  1832;  Strother  Simeon,  born  April  28,  1833; 
Susan  Frances,  born  January  11,  1835;  Mary  Ellen,  born  Feb¬ 
ruary  6,  1838,  died  October  13,  1865;  John  Archibald  Cameron, 
born  December  22,  1839 ;  Amanda  Melvina,  October  4,  1841 ; 
Martha  Jane,  born  May  19,  1844;  Henry  Clay,  born  July  2,  1845; 
Emeline  Taylor,  born  December  11,  1846;  Hariet  Eliza,  born 
October  23,  1848;  Thomas  Lawson,  born  July  20,  1850;  Alice 
Venable,  born  March  22,  1853. 

John  B.  Buford  died  March  6,  1861.  Nancy,  his  wife,  died 
March  4,  1885.  They  lived  in  Shelby  County,  Kentucky. 

9.  ELIZABETH  A.,  daughter  of  James  B.  and  Nancy  G. 
Buford,  married  Thomas  Kelly,  and  died  April  5,  1881. 

9.  SARAH  A.,  daughter  of  James  B.  and  Nancy  G.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  July  20,  1858,  in  Shelby  County,  Kentucky, 
Ruben  Ellis.  Children — Joseph  T.,  born  May  20,  1859;  James 
Buford,  born  September  10,  1862;  William  Dow,  born  June  23, 
1868;  lived  in  Bagdad,  Shelby  County,  Kentucky. 

9.  STROTHER.  SIMEON,  son  of  James  B.  and  Nancy  G. 
Buford,  married  December  17,  1862,  at  Marshall,  Kentucky, 
Mary  Elizabeth  Robertson,  born  December  22,  1842.  Children 
— Sarah  H.,  born  September  14,  1863;  Alice  Bell,  born  Decem¬ 
ber  26,  1865 ;  live  in  Frankford  County,  Kentucky. 

9.  SUSAN  F.,  daughter  of  James  B.  and  Nancy  G.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married,  December  22,  1859,  in  Shelby  County,  Kentucky, 
Isaac  Williams,  born  July  24,  1823;  daughter,  Nannie  Buford, 
born  October  1,  1860. 

10.  NANNIE  B.,  daughter  of  Isaac  and  Susan  B.  Wil¬ 
liams,  married  January  8,  1880,  in  Franklin  County,  Kentucky, 
George  William  Smith,  born  September  20,  1854.  Children — 
William  Isaac,  born  December  3,  1880;  Susan  Barnes,  born 
March  8,  1882;  Richard  C.,  born  July  23,  1885;  Lizzie,  born 
March  3,  1888;  Benjamin  T.,  born  December  25,  1891.  They 
live  at  Orr,  Anderson  County,  Kentucky. 

9.  AMERICA  C.,  daughter  of  James  B.  and  Nancy  G. 
Buford,  married  December  22,  1854,  in  Shelby  County,  Ken¬ 
tucky,  Sanford  R.  Sewell,  born  December  30,  1833.  Children 
— Georgia  Ann,  April  2,  1862;  Thomas  McClelland,  December 
3,  1863;  Henry  Clay,  July  16,  1865;  James  B.,  April  19,  1867; 
Nannie,  January  28,  1869;  Emma  T.,  August  20,  1870;  Joseph 

W.,  March  2,  1872;  Samuel  R.,  January  23,  1874;  Mary, - 

3,  1876.  Sanford  R.  Sewell  died  March  23,  1893,  Bethlehem, 

10.  GEORGIA  ANN,  daughter  of  Sanford  R.  and  America 
C.  B.  Sewell,  married  Preston  Collins. 

10.  THOMAS  McCLELLAND,  son  of  Sanford  and  Amer¬ 
ica  C.  B.  Sewrell,  married,  November  25,  1893,  at  Clark,  Indiana, 
Roxie  Sewell ;  live  at  Bethlehem,  Kentucky. 

10.  HENRY  CLAY,  son  of  Sanford  R.  and  America  C. 
B.  Sewell,  married,  April  19,  1893,  Montgomery,  Kentucky,  Mary 
Katherine  Ross;  live  at  Thompson,  Clark  County,  Kentucky. 

10.  JAMES  B.,  son  of  Sanford  R.  and  America  C.  B.  Sew¬ 
ell,  married,  December  12,  1888,  at  Clark,  Indiana,  Annie  Neal, 
born  May  7,  1865.  Children — Eugene  Beard,  born  February  11, 
1891;  Willie  Mabel,  September  11,  1892. 

10.  NANNIE,  daughter  of  Sanford  R.  and  America  C.  B. 
Sewell,  married  Samuel  Stapleton,  of  Shelbyville,  Kentucky. 



10.  EMMA  TAYLOR,  daughter  of  Sanford  R.  and  Amer¬ 
ica  C.  B.  Sewell,  married  Willis  James. 

10.  MARY,  daughter  of  Sanford  and  America  C.  B.  Sewell, 
married  Joseph  Roberts,  Lockport,  Henry  County,  Kentucky. 

9.  JOHN  A.  C.,  son  of  James  B.  and  Nancy  G.  Buford, 
married,  March  22,  1865,  in  Shelby  County,  Kentucky,  Sarah  M. 
Johns,  born  November  14,  1841.  Children — John  W.,  born  April 
4,  1869;  James  T.,  January  10,  1872;  Mary  Elizabeth,  May  7, 
1873;  Nannie  Bell,  May  31,  1876;  and  Samuel  Tilden,  Novem¬ 
ber  3,  1879.  Sarah  M.  J.  Buford  died  March  31,  1893. 

9.  Amanda  M.,  daughter  of  James  B.  and  Nancy  G.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married,  April  6,  1861,  in  Shelby  County,  Kentucky, 
Thomas  Robertson,  born  September  6,  1826.  Children — Sarah, 
May  10,  1870;  Shelby  T.,  July  15,  1873;  Fannie,  January  16, 

Amanda  M.,  died  March  25,  1878. 

Thomas  Robertson  died  February  21,  1884,  lived  in  Frank¬ 
fort,  Kentucky. 

10.  SARAH,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Amanda  M.  B.  Rob¬ 
ertson,  married,  February  20,  1889,  in  Jefferson  County,  Ken¬ 
tucky,  Reuben  Hall,  born  September  26,  1859. 

9.  MARTHA  JANE,  daughter  of  James  B.  and  Nancy 
G.  Buford,  married  Sanford  Gaines. 

9.  HENRY  CLAY,  son  of  James  B.  and  Nancy  G.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Lucy  Ware,  of  Bourbon  County,  Kentucky;  live 
at  Smithland,  Kentucky. 

9.  EMELINE  TAYLOR,  daughter  of  James  B.  and  Nancy 
G.  Buford,  married,  February  26,  1877,  Matthew  Foster  Avis, 
Shelby  County,  Kentucky,  born  November  20,  1849.  Children 
— James  Paul,  September  6,  1882;  Hugh  Berry,  June  17,  1884; 
Matthew  F.  Avis  died  February  26,  1889;  lived  in  Frankfort, 

9.  HARRIET  E.,  daughter  of  James  B.  and  Nancy  G. 
Buford,  married,  December  5,  1871,  in  Shelby  County,  Kentucky, 



William  H.  Williams.  Children — James  Minns,  December  4, 
1872;  Emma  B.,  December  17,  1873;  and  Buford  S.,  February 
21,  1875;  live  in  Frankfort,  Kentucky. 

9.  THOMAS  LAWSON,  son  of  James  B.  and  Nancy  G. 
Buford,  Ives  in  Bethlehem,  Kentucky. 

9.  ALICE  V.,  daughter  of  James  B.  and  Nancy  G.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  David  Crumbaugh,  born  September  20,  1849.  Chil¬ 
dren — Lena  S.,  March  3,  1876;  Mary  E.,  February  3,  1878;  Wil¬ 
liam  J.,  September  20,  1879;  Kate  J.,  July  17,  1882;  Henne  S., 
July  3,  1884;  Alice  H.,  June  25,  1886;  Henry  Buford,  October 
10,  1889;  Lottie  J.,  July  17,  1882;  live  in  Christianburg,  Shelby 
County,  Kentucky. 

8.  THOMAS  MITCHELL,  son  of  Simeon  K.  and  Ann  M. 
F.  Buford,  married,  January  8,  1846,  Emeline  Powell,  born  Feb¬ 
ruary  14,  1824.  Children — Ann  Mary,  born  October  29,  3  847; 
William  F.,  September  18,  1851;  Emma  T.,  October  22,  1856. 
Thomas  M.  Buford  died  January  29,  1859.  His  wife  lives  in 
Bethlehem,  Henry  County,  Ky.  William  Fisher  Buford  lives  in 
Smithland,  Kentucky. 

9.  ANN  MARY,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Emeline  P.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  at  Bethlehem,  Kentucky,  November  29,  1866,  to 
George  W.  Sewell,  born  April  1,  1832.  Children — Joseph  T., 
born  December  26,  1867;  William  F.,  born  February  7,  1870; 
Emma  Katherine,  born  August  24,  1876. 

9.  EMMA  T.,  daughter  of  Thomas  M.  and  Emeline  P.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  April  6,  1876,  to  Charles  Owen  Wilson  of  Liv¬ 
ingston  County  Kentucky,  born  October  20,  1848.  Children — 
John  P.,  born  March  20,  1877 ;  Mary  A.,  born  December  16, 
1878;  Robert  Lee,  born  September  18,  1880;  Lillie  J.,  born 
October  20,  1882;  Alice  B.,  born  March  16,  1885;  Martha  I., 
born  February  20,  1887;  Charles  M.,  born  October  30,  1888; 
Louis  E.,  born  April  6,  1891;  Albert,  born  November  25,  1892; 
home  at  Smithland,  Livingston  County,  Kentucky. 



8.  AMBROSE  F.,  son  of  Simeon  K.  and  Ann  Mary  F.  Bu¬ 

ford,  married  in  Livingston  County,  Kentucky,  September  7, 
1859,  to  Lucy  Ann  Powell,  born  June  14,  1846.  Children — lone 
Elzada,  born  January  10,  1865.  Ambrose  F.  Buford  died  No¬ 
vember  15,  1865.  His  wife  married,  second,  -  Dupriest, 

and  lives  at  Benton,  Marshall  County,  Kentucky. 

9.  IONE  E.,  daughter  of  Ambrose  F.  and  Lucy  A.  P.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  in  Livingston  County,  Kentucky,  January  12, 
1881,  to  John  Thomas  Powell,  born  March  23,  1858.  Children — 
Eva  Bernice,  born  November  3,  1881 ;  William  Fisher,  born  Sep¬ 
tember  16,  1883;  Clarence  E,  born  October  3,  1885;  Arlie  May, 
born  September  5,  1887 ;  Jessie  T,  born  August  23,  1892 ;  home, 
Palma,  Marshall  County,  Kentucky. 

7.  ABRAHAM,  son  of  James  and  Elizabeth  Bramblett 
Buford,  was  born  April  13,  1772,  in  Bedford  County,  Virginia, 
settled  in  Bourbon  County,  Kentucky,  married  Mary  Moody,  who 
was  born  April  5,  1777.  In  1833  they  moved  to  Missouri,  and 
settled  near  New  London.  Children — William  H.,  born  November 

18,  1795;  Elizabeth  Bramblett  (Betty),  born  March  6,  1797; 
James,  born  December  28,  1798;  Thomas,  born  January  11,  1800; 
Alexander,  born  March  21,  1802,  died  June  22,  1825;  Ambrose, 
born  February  17,  1804;  Polly,  born  March  18,  1808;  Kittie  T., 
born  January  2,  1810,  died  April  23,  1840 ;  Frances,  born  Decem¬ 
ber  11,  1811 ;  Abraham,  Jr.,  born  December  8,  1813,  died  October 

19,  1894;  Amelia,  born  July  28,  1815;  John,  born  February  10, 


1817,  died  April  23, 1840.  Abraham  Buford  died  October  3, 1840. 
Mary  Moody  Buford  died  March  2,  1853. 

8.  WILLIAM  H.,  son  of  Abraham  and  Mary  Moody  Buford, 
born  November  18,  1795,  died  August  11,  1878.  He  married 
Letitia  Stull  Hardin,  December  8,  1822,  who  was  born  January 
30,  1802.  Children — Mary  Susan,  born  March  6,  1824;  Mark 
Hardin,  born  February  13,  1825;  William  Alexander,  born  April 
28,  1826;  John  Lewis,  born  1827;  Kate  Williams,  born  Feb¬ 
ruary  6,  1830;  Sallie  Letitia,  born  November  17,  1833;  Eliza 






Jane,  born  November  2,  1835;  Charles  Abraham  Wickliffe,  born 
July  16,  1838;  Margaret,  John  (daughter),  born  July  17,  1840; 
James  Thomas,  born  July  10,  1844.  William  Henry  Buford  died 
August  11,  1878,  and  his  wife,  Letitia  Hardin  Buford,  December 
31,  1872. 

9.  MARY  SUSAN,  daughter  of  William  H.  and  Letitia 
Hardin  Buford,  married  Judge  Stephen  V.  R.  Eliot,  March  17, 

1857,  died  August  30, 1875 ;  one  daughter,  Kate  Letitia,  born  May, 

1858,  died  February  5,  1902. 

9.  MARK  HARDIN,  son  of  William  H.  and  Letitia  Hardin 
Buford,  married  Belle  Mason.  Children — Minnie  Lee,  Cortie, 
Julia  May. 

10.  MINNIE  LEE,  daughter  of  Mark  H.  and  Belle  Mason 
Buford,  married  George  Stith,  1893.  She  died  in  1907.  Her 
husband  and  two  children,  Georgia  Hardin  and  James  Mark,  live 
in  Elizabethtown,  Kentucky. 

10.  CORTIE,  daughter  of  Mark  Hardin  and  Belle  Mason 
Buford,  born  in  Hannibal,  Missouri,  July  18,  1870,  died  and  was 
buried  at  Elizabethtown,  Kentucky,  September  17,  1889. 

10.  JULIA  MAY,  daughter  of  Mark  Hardin  and  Belle 
Mason  Buford,  born  in  Hannibal,  Missouri,  August,  1873,  mar¬ 
ried  Rod  J.  Wise,  September,  1908 ;  home,  Lebanon,  Kentucky. 

Mark  Hardin  Buford  died  October  18,  1892. 

9.  WILLIAM  ALEXANDER,  son  of  William  Henry  and 
Letitia  Hardin  Buford,  born  April  28,  1826,  died  February  17, 
1885;  never  married. 

9.  JOHN  LEWIS,  son  of  William  Henry  and  Letitia  Hardin 
Buford,  born  in  1827,  died  December  26,  1830. 

9.  KATE  WILLIAMS,  daughter  of  William  Henry  and 
Letitia  Hardin  Buford,  born  in  1830,  died  November,  1914;  not 

9.  SALLIE  LETITIA,  daughter  of  William  Henry  and 
Letitia  Hardin  Buford,  born  November  17,  1833,  died  November 
17,  1884,  married  to  Crosby  Vaughn. 

9.  ELIZA  JANE,  daughter  of  William  Henry  and  Letitia 
Hardin  Buford,  born  November  2,  1835,  married  John  Burke 
Dewees,  April  6,  1889,  died  in  1906,  had  no  children.  She  lives 
in  Elizabethtown,  Kentucky,  at  the  age  of  88  years  and  is  able 
to  visit  her  relatives  and  friends  in  different  states,  and  writes  to 
her  friends. 

9.  CHARLES  ABRAHAM  W.,  son  of  William  H.  and  L.  S. 
Hardin  Buford,  married,  in  1870,  Ellen  Layman.  Children — 
Sarah  Letitia,  July  30,  1872;  Mary  Maggie,  July  20,  1875;  Wil¬ 
liam  Thomas,  August  7,  1879;  Emily  Jane,  February  2,  1880. 

Charles  Abraham  W.  Buford’s  war  record:  Member  of 
Company  “B”  Regiment  Sixth  Kentucky  Infantry,  “Orphan 
Brigade.”  Born  July  20,  1838,  died  May  7,  1920  (C.  S.  A.). 

Ellen  Layman  Buford  died  November  5,  1881. 

10.  SARAH  L.,  daughter  of  Charles  A.  W.  and  Ellen  Lay¬ 
man  Buford,  married,  December  22,  1910,  George  H.  Matthis. 
No  children.  George  H.  Matthis  died  November  12,  1919. 

10.  MARY  M.,  daughter  of  Charles  A.  W.  and  Ellen  Lay¬ 
man  Buford,  married,  January  2,  1894,  Horace  Howell,  of  Eliza¬ 
bethtown,  Kentucky.  Children — Elizabeth  Ellen,  married  Burton 
Barnes,  July  24,  1918;  William  Lynn,  married  Thomas  Peterson; 
Charles  Buford;  Horace,  Jr.,  and  Margaret. 

10.  WILLIAM  T.,  son  of  Charles  A.  W.  and  Ellen  Layman 
Buford,  married,  July  15,  1909,  Ada  Goff,  of  Hodgenville,  Ken¬ 
tucky.  Children — Lawrence  Lee,  December  31,  1912;  Jessie 
Goff,  May  21,  1922. 

10.  EMILY  J.,  daughter  of  Charles  A.  W.  and  Ellen  L. 
Buford,  married,  January  9,  1906,  Emmett  J.  Peak,  of  St.  John’s, 
Kentucky.  Children — Emily  Jane,  Jr.,  November  4,  1906;  Mary 
Letitia,  July  12,  1908;  Russel  Paul,  December  14,  1910;  Abraham 
Buford,  June  30,  1913;  Joseph  Marshall,  May  26,  1916;  Maggie 
Lynn,  December  3,  1918;  John  Abel,  June  18,  1922. 

9.  MARGARET  J.,  daughter  of  William  H.  and  Letitia 
S.  H.  Buford,  married,  October  2,  1860,  John  Turner,  who 



was  born  October  18,  1822.  Children — Mamie  Letitia,  Feb¬ 
ruary  9,  1864,  married  Jesse  D.  Pettingill  (he  died  May 
24,  1920,  leaving  no  children)  ;  Thomas,  September  27,  1865, 
married  Josephine  Garrett,  April  21,  1898.  They  have  six 
children — Isabel,  July  29,  1899;  Robert  Hawthorne,  Decem¬ 
ber  18,  1901;  Joseph  Garrett,  November  7,  1903;  Margaret 
Hardin,  December  19,  1905 ;  died  February,  1907 ;  Thomas, 
Jr.,  April  11,  1908;  James  Hardin,  December  12,  1912; 
Robert  Biggs,  December  10,  1866,  died  July  3,  1872;  Sallie  Ann, 
March  20,  1868,  died  July  3,  1889;  Margaret  Hardin,  March  15, 

1870;  William  H.,  January  25,  1873,  married  Hattie  - , 

August,  1914.  Children — Lucy  Margaret,  April  1,  1915;  William 
H.  Jr.,  April  4,  1918;  Nellie,  August  4, 1878,  died  March  11,  1885; 
John  Edwards,  December  11,  1881,  married  Lillian  Ash,  April, 
1905.  Children — Charles  Ash,  November  7,  1909;  Margaret 
Gardner,  July  4, 1912 ;  Bessie,  March  28, 1884,  died  March  6, 1885. 

John  Turner  died  May,  1906;  his  wife,  Margaret  J.  Buford 
Turner,  died  July  28,  1902. 

10.  MARGARET  HARDIN,  daughter  of  John  and  Mar¬ 
garet  J.  Buford  Turner,  married  February  10,  1902,  Richard  Ed¬ 
ward  McWilliams.  Children — Richard  E.  Jr.,  August  11,  1903; 
Margaret  Buford,  February  28,  1906. 

Richard  E.  McWilliams  owns  a  fine  farm  along  the  Alabama 
River,  Wilcox  County,  and  raises  cotton  and  stock.  The  children 
are  attending  high  school  at  Mobile,  Alabama.  Residence,  Cam¬ 
den,  Alabama. 

9.  JAMES  THOMAS,  son  of  William  Henry  and  Letitia 
Hardin  Buford,  took  an  active  part  in  the  Civil  War;  fought  at 
Ft.  Donaldson;  was  captured  and  died  of  brain  fever  while  in 
prison  at  Indianapolis,  Indiana,  March,  1862,  at  only  sixteen  years 
of  age. 

8.  ELIZABETH  BRAMBLETT  (Betty),  daughter  of 
Abraham  and  Mary  Moody  Buford,  married  John  Williams,  had 
one  son,  Edwin. 







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8.  THOMAS,  son  of  Abraham  and  Mary  Moody  Buford, 
married  Betty  Shropshire,  who  was  born  December  8,  1815. 
Children — Mary  Susan;  Jane  Colbert;  Ambrose,  born  January 
25,  1826;  Kitty,  died  young;  James  and  Penelope,  twines,  died 
at  ten  years  of  age;  Margaret  Elizabeth,  died  at  eighteen,  un¬ 
married;  Frances  Anderson,  born  October  3,  1833;  Columbia 
Thomas,  born  September  4,  1838 ;  Henry  Clay,  born  July  6,  1841 ; 
Joseph  Shropshire,  killed  at  the  age  of  sixteen  in  the  Civil  War; 
and  one  not  named  died  in  infancy. 


9.  MARY  SUSAN,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Betty  Shrop¬ 
shire  Buford,  married  Dr.  Henry  Raymond.  Daughter — Mary 
Elizabeth,  who  married  Samuel  Haggleden,  died,  leaving  four 
children,  one  named  Raymond. 

9.  JANE  COLBERT,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Betty  Shrop¬ 
shire  Buford,  married  Simon  Higgins.  They  have  fourteen  chil¬ 

9.  AMBROSE,  son  of  Thomas  and  Betty  Shropshire  Bu¬ 
ford,  born  January  25,  1826,  married,  January  19,  1850,  Marga¬ 
ret  Miller  Anderson,  born  December  7,  1832,  daughter  of  Col. 
Hall  Anderson,  he  a  son  of  William  Anderson.  Children — Hall  A., 
born  February  12,  1851;  Clayton  A.,  born  March  18,  1854;  Emily 
Elizabeth,  born  November  4,  1857;  Carrie  Cowan,  born  August 
24,  1860;  Clifton  R.,  born  June  20,  1862;  Mary  A.,  born  May  30, 
1871 ;  home,  Covington,  Kentucky. 

10.  HALL  A.,  son  of  Ambrose  and  Margaret  M.  A.  Buford, 
married  Sarah  McClair.  No  children. 

10.  CLAYTON  A.,  son  of  Ambrose  and  Margaret  M.  A. 
Buford,  married  Lida  Taliaferro.  Children — Kittie,  born  Decem¬ 
ber  10,  1884;  Clifford,  born  July  31,  1887,  died  February,  1888; 
Stanley,  born  August  21,  1889.  Clifford  A.  Buford  died  August 
21,  1889. 

10.  EMILY  E.,  daughter  of  Ambrose  and  Margaret  M.  A. 
Buford,  married,  first,  V.  Shinkle,  July  5,  1882.  Children — V. 
Mantel,  born  May  22,  1886.  Emily  E.  married  for  second  hus- 



band,  F.  L.  Bristo,  June  24,  1891.  Child — Minta  Guy,  born  April 
5,  1892. 

10.  CARRIE  COWAN,  daughter  of  Ambrose  and  Margaret 
M.  A.  Buford,  married,  December  10,  1879,  0.  R.  Taylor.  Children 
— Buford,  born  May  28,  1882. 

10.  CLIFTON  R.,  son  of  Ambrose  and  Margaret  M.  A.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Mary  Thornton. 

10.  MARY  A.,  daughter  of  Ambrose  and  Margaret  M.  A. 
Buford,  married,  November  25,  1896,  George  Alexander.  They 
live  in  Paris,  Kentucky. 

9.  MARGARET,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Betsy  Shrop¬ 
shire  Buford,  married  Patrick  Gormley;  they  have  six  children; 
Daughter,  Mary,  married  -  Morgan,  Crab  Orchard,  Ken¬ 


9.  FRANCES  ANDERSON,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Betsy 
S.  Buford,  married,  October  30,  1850,  Edward  Donnely.  Children 
— Rose  Elizabeth,  born  October  21,  1851  (died)  ;  Henry  Mitchell, 
November  27,  1852;  Ephraim  Joseph  Thomas,  August  16,  1854; 
Eugene  Columbia,  October  30,  1855,  and  Ida  Catherine,  January 
27,  1861. 

10.  HENRY  M.,  son  of  Edward  and  Frances  A.  B.  Don¬ 
nely,  married.  No  children. 

10.  IDA  C.,  daughter  of  Edward  and  Frances  A.  B.  Don¬ 
nely,  married  -  Reid.  Children — Edward  Donnely,  Feb¬ 

ruary  21,  1887 ;  Esther  Eugenia,  November  7,  1895. 

9.  COLUMBIA,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Betty  S.  Buford, 
married  Dr.  C.  C.  Graham.  Son,  Joseph  Buford,  born  July  15, 

Columbia  B.  Graham  died  October  1,  1865. 

10.  JOSEPH  BUFORD,  son  of  Dr.  C.  C.  and  Columbia  B. 
Graham,  married  Mary  Maher,  Lexington,  Missouri. 

9.  THOMAS,  son  of  Thomas  and  Betsy  S.  Buford,  married, 
September  15,  1864,  Kittie  Livingston,  who  was  born  March  23, 
1840.  Children — Maggie  M.,  born  September  8,  1865;  Betty, 



March  4,  1868,  died  October  9,  1880;  and  John  William,  July  15, 

Thomas  Buford  died  April  19,  1894.  Kittie  L.  Buford  died 
November  5,  1894. 

10.  MAGGIE  M.,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Kittie  Living¬ 
ston  Buford,  married,  June  11,  1885,  William  D.  Hibben.  Child — 
Aileen,  born  August  13,  1886. 

10.  JOHN  WILLIAM,  son  of  Thomas  and  Kittie  L.  Buford, 
married,  January  15,  1896,  Allie  Willis. 

9.  HENRY  CLAY,  son  of  Thomas  and  Betsy  S.  Buford, 
married,  first  Nannie  Williams,  Hustonville,  Kentucky,  January 
9,  1866,  who  died  May  11,  1869.  Henry  Clay  married,  second, 
Mary  J.  Kennedy,  daughter  of  Peter  and  Clara  Kennedy,  of 
Crab  Orchard,  Kentucky,  May  31,  1870.  Children — Bessie,  born 
in  Kentucky,  August  6,  1871 ;  Thomas  K.,  born  in  Kentucky, 
January  12,  1873 ;  Peter  Kennedy,  born  in  Kentucky,  November 
11,  1874;  Clara  L.,  October  27,  1874,  lives  at  Woodland,  Califor¬ 
nia;  Fannie  M.,  July  26,  1878;  and  Mary  J.,  at  Peabody,  Kansas, 
October  25,  1881. 

Mary  Kennedy  Buford  died  November  26,  1881.  Henry  Clay 
Buford  married,  third,  November  8, 1883,  Martha  Berry,  at  Win¬ 
field,  Kansas,  was  born  October  28,  1844,  Washington  County, 
Virginia.  Children — Chelsea  (died)  ;  Clay,  born  August  23, 
1886.  He  now  resides  at  Phoenix,  Arizona. 

10.  THOMAS  K.,  son  of  Henry  Clay  and  Mary  J.  Kennedy 
Buford,  married  October  18,  1893,  Mary  E.  Jubb.  at  Sacramento, 
California,  where  he  resides,  an  employee  of  Southern  Pacific 
Railroad.  Child — Olive,  born  February  14,  1895. 

10.  FANNIE  M.,  daughter  of  Henry  Clay  and  Mary  J.  K. 
Buford,  married,  December  31,  1895,  at  Phoenix,  Arizona,  Wil¬ 
liam  E.  Rhodes.  They  reside  at  Phoenix,  Arizona. 

8.  ALEXANDER,  Son  of  Abraham  and  Mary  Moody  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Miss  Slaughter.  Children — William  M.,  born  May 
24,  1834;  Lysander  Hord,  and  Catherine. 



9.  WILLIAM  M.,  son  of  Alexander  and  -  Slaughter 

Buford,  married,  March  30,  1859,  to  Mary  Walker  Twyman, 
daughter  of  Joel  and  Margaret  K.  Buford  Twyman.  Children — 
John,  born  May  3,  1860;  Emma,  born  September  28,  1862;  Lys- 
ander  Hord  (Hooker),  born  June  14,  1864;  William  H.,  born  Oc¬ 
tober  3,  1866;  Margaret  (Maggie),  born  March  14,  1869;  Lula, 
born  July  4,  1871;  Fannie,  born  May  21,  1875. 

William  M.  Buford  died  October  26,  1885.  Mary  Walker 
Twyman  Buford,  his  wife,  died  January  26,  1899. 

10.  EMMA,  daughter  of  William  M.  and  Mary  Walker 
Twyman  Buford,  married  Thomas  Wood,  November  20,  1882. 
Children — William  R.,  born  October  3,  1883;  Frank,  born  October 
8,  188J,  died  November  8,  1900. 

11.  WILLIAM  R.,  son  of  Thomas  J.  and  Emma  Buford 
Wood,  married  Lottie  Paris,  June  15,  1906.  Child — Nadine,  born 
March  14,  1908. 

10.  WILLIAM  H.,  son  of  William  M.  and  Mary  Walker 
Twyman  Buford,  married,  first,  Lola  V.  Sharp,  October  3,  1902 ; 
married  for  second  wife,  Evolyn  T.  Swan.  Child — Mary  Grace, 
born  July  16,  1911. 

William  H.  Buford  died  January  19,  1916. 

10.  MAGGIE,  daughter  of  William  M.  and  Mary  Walker 
Twyman  Buford,  married  Edwin  Threlkeld,  January  2,  1894. 
One  child,  Elmer  Pollard,  born  August  3,  1896,  residence,  Shelby- 
ville,  Mo. 

11.  ELMER  POLLARD,  son  of  Edwin  and  Maggie  Buford 
Threlkeld,  married  Jennie  M.  Wood,  February  18,  1914.  Child — 
Elizabeth  Lynn,  born  July,  1916. 

10.  LULA,  daughter  of  William  M.  and  Mary  W.  T.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Thomas  S.  Ballard,  February  19,  1891. 

10.  FANNIE,  daughter  of  William  and  Mary  W.  T.  Buford, 
married  Jesse  Ziegler,  December  21,  1904. 


9.  CATHERINE,  daughter  of  Alexander  and  - 

Slaughter  Buford,  married  James  Caldwell  Children — Alex, 
Maria,  Lysander,  Flury  Lee,  Mary,  Mattie  and  Henry. 

10.  MARY,  daughter  of  James  and  Catherine  Buford  Cald¬ 
well,  married  William  Ellis;  Home,  Emdon,  Missouri.  Sons — 
Burton  and  Harry. 

10.  MATTIE,  daughter  of  James  and  Catherine  Buford 
Caldwell,  born  June  8,  1871,  married  Rev.  George  W.  Humphrey, 
Baptist  Minister,  June  26,  1884;  home,  Maywood,  Missouri. 
Children — Alma  Lee,  Clifford  H.,  George  Caldwell,  Henry  Wil¬ 
liam  Grady  and  Benjamin  Carson. 

11.  ALMA  LEE,  daughter  of  George  W.  and  Mattie  C. 
Humphrey,  born  March  23,  1885,  married  Ray  P.  Gardner,  June 
28,  1921 ;  home,  Kirksville,  Mo.  One  child. 

11.  CLIFFORD  H.,  born  August  15,  1886,  married  Julia 
Higgins,  September  28,  1921 ;  son,  George  III,  born  August,  1922. 
Clifford  is  an  ordained  Baptist  Preacher,  and  has  a  good  pastorate 
of  a  church  in  Ft.  Worth,  Texas.  He  is  a  graduate  of  William 
Jewell  College,  Liberty,  Missouri. 

11.  GEORGE  CALDWELL,  born  January  10,  1902,  grad¬ 
uated  from  LaGrange  Baptist  College,  LaGrange,  Missouri,  May, 
1923.  He  has  care  of  Baptist  Churches  that  give  him  all-time 
work;  was  ordained  to  the  Baptist  Ministry  July  8,  1923,  at  the 
South  Union  Baptist  Church,  Maywood,  Missouri.  He  is  in  Bay¬ 
lor  University,  Waco,  Texas. 

11.  HENRY  WILLIAM  GRADY,  born  May  16,  1904,  is 
teaching,  also,  in  school  at  LaGrange  College. 

11.  BENJAMIN  CARSON,  born  September  7, 1909,  young¬ 
est  son  of  Rev.  G.  W.  and  Mattie  C.  Humphrey. 

8.  FRANCES,  daughter  of  Abraham  and  Mary  Moody  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Thomas  Prudum. 

8.  ABRAHAM,  JR.,  son  of  Abraham  and  Mary  Moody  Bu¬ 
ford,  was  born  in  Bourbon  County,  Kentucky,  and  went  with  his 
brother  James  to  Hannibal,  Missouri,  in  1847,  married,  August 




6,  1847,  Eliza,  daughter  of  Jacob  Johnson,  of  Independence,  Mis¬ 
souri.  Children — James  William,  born  February  19,  1849;  Mary 
Dorothy,  born  May  9,  1851,  and  died  February  13,  1855;  John, 
born  June  20,  1853;  Rowena,  born  June  5,  1855;  Elizabeth,  born 
March  11,  1858,  died  October  19,  1394.  Eliza  J.  Buford  died  No¬ 
vember  11,  1860.  and  Abraham  Jr.  married,  second, - . 

Children — Robert  Henry,  born  October  17,  1862;  Edward,  born 
September  20,  1864,  and  Abraham  3rd. 

9.  JAMES  W.,  son  of  Abraham,  Jr.,  and  Eliza  J.  Buford, 
married,  June  2,  1872,  Sarah  Josephine,  daughter  of  Lou  and 
Eliza  Moore,  who  was  born  November  4,  1857.  Children — Tod  A., 
born  April  29,  1873,  John  R.,  born  Dec.  3,  1874;  William  L.,  born 
October  5,  1876;  Ina,  born  February  19,  1878;  Minnie,  born  Sep¬ 
tember  3,  1880;  Cleveland,  born  February  10,  1882;  Eddie  Lou, 
born  February  29,  1885.  Sarah  Josephine  Buford  died  August 
13,  1892,  in  Camden,  Missouri,  and  James  W.  married,  December 
9,  1895,  his  second  wife,  Theodosia  Ernest,  daughter  of  John  and 
Ezilpha  Starkes,  who  was  born  October  12,  1873,  residence,  Cli¬ 
max  Springs,  Missouri. 

10.  TOD  A.,  son  of  James  W.  and  Sarah  Josephine  Buford, 
is  married,  has  children  and  lives  in  Kansas  City,  Missouri. 

10.  INA,  daughter  of  James  W.  and  Sarah  Josephine  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  William  J.  Starkes,  January  1,  1896,  son  of  John 
and  Ezilpha  Starkes. 

9.  JOHN,  son  of  Abraham,  Jr.,  and  Eliza  J.  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried,  May  30,  1881,  to  Mary  E.  Twyman,  daughter  of  Simeon  S. 
Twyman.  Children — Clarence  W.,  born  February  3,  1882,  died 
August  24,  1885;  Romena  May,  born  November  26,  1883,  mar¬ 
ried  Mr.  Furguson.  Residence,  Kansas  City,  Missouri. 

9.  ROWENA,  daughter  of  Abraham,  Jr.,  and  Eliza  J.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married,  October  14,  1874,  to  James  F.  Brown.  Children — 
O.  F.,  born  August  6,  1875;  Onie  M.,  born  February  5,  1883,  died 
February  22,  1883;  James  J.,  born  July  25,  1893. 



10.  0.  F.,  son  of  James  F.  and  Rowena  Buford  Brown,  mar¬ 

ried  Ella  Williams,  born  November  20,  1877. 

9.  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Abraham,  Jr.,  and  Eliza  J.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  John  Colon  Blakeley.  Children — Edna  Gertrude, 
born  February  24,  1878,  died  July  22,  1878;  Eliza  Frances,  born 
September  23,  1880;  Suo  0.,  born  March  19, 1882;  John  C.  Blake¬ 
ley  died  November  4,  1896,  residence,  Newmarket,  Platte  County, 

8.  AMELIA,  daughter  of  Abraham  and  Mary  Moody  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Thomas  Reid ;  their  daughter,  Kate,  married - - 

Quinn,  home,  Allegan,  Michigan. 

7.  AMBROSE,  sen  of  James  and  Elizabeth  Bramblett  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Nancy  Kirtley,  daughter  of  Francis  and  Elizabeth 
Kirtley,  of  Orange  County,  Virginia,  and  sister  of  Frances 
Walker,  who  married  William,  son  of  Simeon  Buford;  moved 
from  Kentucky  to  Missouri  in  1827.  He  was  killed  by  lightning 
in  1834 ;  son,  Sinclair  Kirtley  lived  at  Napa,  California,  and  had 
a  daughter,  Maude,  who  married - Baxter,  and  died  in  1901. 

7.  HENRY,  son  of  James  and  Elizabeth  Bramblett  Buford, 
moved  from  Buford  Station,  Virginia,  in  1800,  to  Mount  Vernon, 
Kentucky.  He  married  Elizabeth  Terrill,  of  Crab  Orchard,  Ken¬ 
tucky.  Children — Mary,  Martha  and  Alfred  Welsh.  He  was  born 
July  1,  1809.  Henry  Buford  died  young  and  his  children  were 
brought  to  Kentucky  and  educated  by  his  mother’s  family,  Oliver 
Terrill  and  Tolls  Terrill,  uncles  of  Alfred.  They  were  men  of 
prominence  in  that  section  of  Kentucky. 

8.  MARY,  daughter  of  Henry  and  Mary  Buford,  married 
John  A.  Moore  of  Lancaster,  Kentucky.  He  was  a  successful 
lawyer,  was  Solicitor  General  of  the  state,  and  later  United  States 
Senator.  There  were  several  children — John,  Alfred  and  Lucy, 
lived  to  be  grown,  but  whereabouts  of  their  descendants  unknown 

8.  MARTHA,  daughter  of  Henry  and  Mary  Terrill  Buford, 
married  William  Moore,  brother  of  John  A.  Children — Unknown. 



8.  ALFRED  WELSH,  son  of  Henry  and  Mary  Terrill  Bu¬ 
ford,  was  born  in  1809.  He  was  educated  at  Center  College,  Dan¬ 
ville,  Kentucky,  in  the  graduating  class  with  John  C.  Brecken- 
ridge.  The  relatives  of  Alfred  W.  Buford  expected  him  to  enter 
the  ministry  of  the  Presbyterian  Church.  This  he  did  not  feel 
impressed  to  do.  Acting  upon  the  advice  of  his  brother-in-law, 
John  A.  Moore,  he  took  up  the  study  of  law.  Not  feeling  inspired 
by  the  practice  of  law,  he  decided  to  move  to  Georgia  about  1832, 
carrying  a  letter  of  recommendation  from  Governor  Letcher  of 
Kentucky,  to  Governor  Lumpkin  of  Georgia.  Upon  this  recom¬ 
mendation  he  was  placed  in  charge  of  one  of  the  State  Schools. 
He  continued  in  this  work  for  many  years,  and  in  connection  with 
preaching,  his  life  work,  was  active  in  educational  affairs 
throughout  a  long  life. 

Alfred  W.  Buford  was  married  to  Sarah  Emolin  Jackson, 
daughter  of  Andrew  Woody  and  Sally  Haynes  Jackson  of  Ogle¬ 
thorpe  County,  Georgia,  in  1838.  Her  grandfather  and  Stone- 
wall’s  grandfather  were  the  same  man. 

Soon  after  marriage  he  moved  to  East  Tennessee,  where  the 
family  owned  large  property.  During  his  stay  of  eight  years  in 
Tennessee  he  spent  his  time  in  teaching  and  preaching  the  gospel, 
having  united  with  the  Baptist  Church.  Being  urged  by  outside 
influences  and  leadings,  and  impressed  by  the  need  of  the  com¬ 
munity,  he  took  on,  in  connection  with  his  other  work,  that  of  the 
ministry.  Anxious,  as  he  said,  “Like  Paul,  to  give  a  free  gospel 
to  a  needy  people,”  he  spent  the  remainder  of  his  life  preaching 
the  gospel  without  charges,  and  organizing  churches  in  destitute 
fields.  He  was  one  of  the  pioneers  of  Christian  work,  and  almost 
the  first  man  in  this  section  to  preach  the  doctrine  of  Missions. 
Receiving  nothing  for  his  own  service,  he  always  asked  a  contri¬ 
bution  for  Missions. 

Alfred  W.  Buford,  with  his  family,  moved  to  Bartow  County, 
Georgia,  in  1847,  to  gain  school  advantages  for  his  children.  Here 
he  continued  his  work  of  the  ministry  in  connection  with  large 



farming  interests.  His  life,  from  this  time  to  the  end,  was  given 
to  the  upbuilding  of  churches,  and  to  educational  advancements, 
doing  much  traveling  in  the  interest  of  endowing  colleges,  serving 
on  educational  boards,  etc.,  and  nearly  always  keeping  some  boy 
other  than  his  own  in  school,  for  he  never  failed  to  remember  the 
help  received  during  his  own  orphanhood,  and  which  he  returned 
many  fold. 

The  children  of  this  union  were — Cyrena,  Sarah  Elizabeth, 
Alfred  Jackson,  Martha  Eliza,  Andrew  Marshall,  Marion,  Edward 
Franklin  and  Oliver  Henry. 

Alfred  Welsh  Buford  died  July  17,  1879,  at  Cartersville, 
Georgia,  full  of  years  of  good  works.  Sarah  Emolin,  wife  of  Al¬ 
fred  W.  Buford,  died  January,  1908,  having  spent  a  long  life  of 
serving  God,  her  family  and  her  fellowmen. 

9.  CYRENA,  daughter  of  Alfred  Welsh  and  Sarah  Emolin 
Jackson  Buford,  born,  1840,  was  married  to  Albert  Eakin,  in  1865, 
of  Shelbyville,  Tennessee.  One  child  living — Liela  Buford,  was 
born  in  Shelbyville,  Tennessee. 

Cyrena  Buford  Eakin  died  in  1880. 

10.  LIELA  BUFORD  EAKIN  was  married  to  John  Marcy 
Overall  in  1892,  of  Murfreesboro,  Tennessee.  Children — Marion 
Buford,  John  Marcy,  Jr.,  and  Albert  Eakin.  These  all  live  in 
Chattanooga,  Tennessee. 

9.  SARAH  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  Alfred  Welsh  and 
Sarah  Emolin  Jackson  Buford,  born  in  1842,  married  in  1866,  to 
Joel  Garnette  Greene,  son  of  Dr.  Willis  Greene  and  Anne  Andrews 
Greene,  of  LaGrange,  Georgia.  Children — Lillian  Andrews,  Al¬ 
ford  Buford,  Mary  Haynes  and  Joel  Garnette,  Jr. 

10.  LILLIAN  ANDREWS,  daughter  of  Sarah  Elizabeth 
and  Joel  Garnette  Greene,  Sr.,  is  a  teacher  and  lives  in  Carters¬ 
ville,  Georgia. 

10.  ALFRED  BUFORD,  son  of  Sarah  Elizabeth  and  Joel 
Garnette  Green,  Sr.,  was  married  to  Ida  Vernon  in  1914.  No 



children.  He  was  a  physician  and  lived  in  Cartersville,  Georgia. 
He  died  suddenly,  March  15,  1924. 

10.  MARY  HAYNES,  daughter  of  Sarah  Elizabeth  and 
Joel  Garnette  Greene,  Sr.,  was  married  in  1898  to  C.  N.  Waits  of 
Rockmart,  Georgia.  Children — Sarah,  Hattie  and  Margaret. 
Mary  Greene  Waits  died  in  1912. 

10.  JOEL  GARNETTE,  JR.,  son  of  Sarah  Elizabeth  and 
Joel  Garnette  Greene,  Sr.,  married  Geneva  Attaway  in  1904.  One 
child — Marion  Garnette,  in  school  now  (1924)  at  Sullens  College, 
Bristol,  Virginia. 

Joel  Garnette  Greene,  Sr.,  died  in  1912.  Sarah  Elizabeth 
Buford  Greene  died  in  Cartersville,  Georgia,  in  1890. 

ALFRED  JACKSON,  son  of  Alfred  Welsh  and  Sarah  Emolin 
Jackson  Buford,  born  October  15,  1844,  was  married  December 
13,  1871,  to  Ella  M  Kimeabrew,  daughter  of  Dr.  William  Kimea- 
brew  and  Janie  Louise  Kimeabrew.  Children — Alfred  Henry, 
Edward  Langdon,  Alberta  Liela,  Andrew  William,  Louis  Jackson, 
Cyrena  Emolin  and  Joel  Garnette.  Alfred  Jackson  Buford  was 
fifteen  years  old  when  he  enlisted  in  the  Confederate  States  Army 
and  fought  through  the  entire  four  years,  serving  both  the  Vir¬ 
ginia  and  Tennessee  Armies. 

A  number  of  years  after  the  Civil  War,  he  enlisted  as  a  min¬ 
ister  of  God  and  did  much  service  both  in  Georgia  and  Alabama 
as  a  preacher  of  the  gospel.  He  died  in  1912. 

10.  ALFRED  HENRY,  son  of  Alfred  Jackson  and  Ella  K. 
Buford,  was  married  to  Myra  Middleton  in  1912.  One  child  liv¬ 
ing — Sarah  Violet  Buford.  Alfred  Henry  Buford  and  family 
are  living  in  Yazoo  City,  Mississippi. 

11.  SARAH  VIOLET,  daughter  of  Alfred  Henry  and  Myra 
Middleton  Buford,  was  married  to  J.  W.  Everette  in  1920.  One 
child — John  Everette,  lives  in  Yazoo  City,  Mississippi. 

10.  EDWARD  LANGDON,  son  of  Alfred  Jackson  and  Ella 
K.  Buford,  died  in  boyhood. 



10.  ALBERTIA  LIELA,  daughter  of  Alfred  Jackson  and 
Ella  K.  Buford,  was  married  in  1912  to  William  Rowland. 
Children — Buford,  Ella  and  Eliza,  live  in  Yazoo  City,  Mississippi. 

10  ANDREW  WILLIAM,  son  of  Alfred  Jackson  and  Ella 
K.  Buford,  married  Grace  Gilreath  in  1915.  One  child — James 
Alfred  Buford,  lives  in  Cartersville,  Georgia. 

10.  LONIS  JACKSON,  son  of  Alfred  Jackson  and  Ella  K. 
Buford,  is  unmarried,  lives  near  Cartersville,  Georgia. 

10.  CYRENA  EMOLIN,  daughter  of  Alfred  Jackson  and 
Ella  K.  Buford,  was  married  to  Thomas  W.  Simpson  of  Carters¬ 
ville,  Georgia,  in  1909.  Children — Eleanor  and  Thomas  W.  Jr., 
live  in  Cartersville,  Georgia. 

10.  JOEL  GARNETTE,  son  of  Alfred  Jackson  and  Ella  K. 
Buford,  married  Maude  Stewart,  have  no  children,  live  in  Greer, 
South  Carolina. 

9.  MARTHA  ELIZA,  daughter  of  Alfred  Welsh  and  Sarah 
Emolin  Jackson  Buford,  born  in  December,  1846,  married  James 
C.  Milam  in  1886,  of  Cartersville,  Georgia.  No  children.  “Mattie’* 
B.  Milam  died  in  1893. 

9.  ANDREW  MARSHALL,  son  of  Alfred  Welsh  and  Sarah 
Emolin  Jackson  Buford,  born  February  27,  1850,  a  young  man 
of  great  promise,  died  in  Texas  in  June,  1880.  Unmarried. 

9.  MARION,  daughter  of  Alfred  Welsh  and  Sarah  Emolin 
Jackson  Buford,  born  in  October,  1851,  married  Dr.  Joel  G. 
Greene,  of  Cartersville,  Georgia.  No  children.  Dr.  Greene  died 
in  1906. 

9.  EDWARD  FRANKLIN,  son  of  Alfred  Welsh  and  Sarah 
Emolin  Jackson  Buford,  born  October,  1853,  died  October,  1868. 

9.  OLIVER  HENRY,  son  of  Alfred  Welsh  and  Sarah  Emo¬ 
lin  Jackson  Buford,  born  in  September,  1858,  was  a  physician  of 
several  years  active  practice.  Graduated  in  medicine  in  Augusta, 
Georgia,  afterward  taking  post  graduate  courses  in  New  York 
and  Philadelphia.  He  served  as  Surgeon  in  the  United  States 
Army  during  the  Spanish-American  War.  He  served  under 







Goethals  and  Goegas,  with  whom  he  was  intimately  associated. 
Dr.  Buford’s  health  was  impaired  by  malaria  contracted  during 
the  war,  from  which  he  never  recovered,  and  died  in  the  prime  of 
life,  in  1909,  unmarried.  His  was  an  unselfish  Christian  life,  full 
of  promise. 

7.  JUDITH,  daughter  of  James  and  Elizabeth  Bramblett 
Buford,  married  March  1,  1787,  to  Thomas  Scruggs. 

7.  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  James  and  Elizabeth  Bram¬ 
blett  Buford,  married  in  1774,  to  William  Scruggs. 

7.  FRANCES,  daughter  of  James  and  Elizabeth  Bramblett 
Buford,  married  her  cousin,  Thomas  Buford,  son  of  William  and 
Mary  Welsh  Buford  (see  William  Buford  below) . 







The  Chapter  Home  was  named  for  William  Early  Buford;  is  a  log  cabin 
with  lovely  furniture  of  antique  and  mahogany. 



6.  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  John  and  Judith  Early  Bu¬ 
ford,  probably  married  a  Calloway.  Frequent  mention  is  found 
of  “Sister  Elizabeth  Calloway”  in  her  brother’s  letters. 

6.  CAPTAIN  WILLIAM  EARLY,  son  of  John  and  Judith 
Early  Buford,  born  in  Culpeper  County,  Virginia,  in  1745,  mar¬ 
ried  Mary  Welsh  (believed  to  be  daughter  of  Nicholas  Welsh  of 
Bedford  County).  Children — Judith;  Thomas,  born  1776;  Polly; 
Elizabeth,  born  1781;  Frances;  Amelia,  and  William.  His  name 
appears  in  Bedford  County,  Virginia,  records,  1771-1788.  He 
probably  went  to  Kentucky  about  the  latter  date,  settled  in  Lin¬ 
coln  County  (now  Garrard),  and  was  living  there,  1802-1805. 
He  moved  to  Rockcastle  County  in  1805,  and  was  living  there  in 
1814.  We  have  no  accurate  date  of  his  death,  but  his  last  words 
were,  “I  have  fought  a  good  fight.”  The  records  of  the  Pension 
office  show  that  William  Buford  (also  borne  as  Bluford  and  Blew- 
ford),  served  as  a  private  in  Captain  Samuel  Booker’s  company, 
5th  and  11th  regiments,  commanded  by  Colonel  William  Russell, 
formerly  known  as  Captain  Edwin  Hull’s  company,  15th  Virginia 
Battalion,  commanded  by  Colonel  James  Innes,  Revolutionary 
War.  He  enlisted  December  17,  1776,  to  serve  three  years,  and 
his  name  last  appears  on  the  roll  for  December,  1779,  which  bears 
the  remark,  “Honorably  discharged  December  2.”  Afterward 
was  made  captain  of  the  15th  Regiment.  (Life  Book  of  Captain 
Abner  Baker,  speaks  of  William  Buford  as  “Captain  Buford,” 
as  being  his  father-in-law;  also  a  little  book  of  the  “Officers  of 
Revolution  of  Virginia  mentions  all  six  sons  of  John  and  Judith 
Early  Buford  as  officers  in  Revolution) . 

Captain  William  E.  Buford’s  home  grew  into  a  magnificent 
estate  in  the  heart  of  Kentucky’s  most  beautiful  country. 

7.  JUDITH,  daughter  of  William  and  Mary  Welsh  Buford, 

married,  first,  Thomas  Scruggs,  and  second,  - Noel.  Wil- 




liam  Buford  speaks  of  her  as  “My  daughter  Judith  Noel,”  in 
writing  from  Kentucky  in  1809. 

7.  THOMAS,  son  of  William  and  Mary  Welsh  Buford,  born 
in  Bedford  County,  Virginia,  1776,  married,  December  21,  1797, 
to  Frances  Buford,  daughter  of  James  and  Elizabeth  Bramblett 
Buford,  wTho  was  born  in  1779  (see  James  above).  Children — 
William,  born  September  27,  1798,  never  married,  died  at  Lan¬ 
caster,  Kentucky,  May  24,  1864;  Eliza,  born  May  12,  1800; 
Thomas  Jefferson,  born  January  22,  1802;  Mary  (Polly),  born 
June  12,  1804,  never  married,  died  May  4,  1882;  Chapman,  born 
September  27,  1806,  died  June,  1807 ;  Emily  Thomas,  born  Janu¬ 
ary  10,  1809;  Luther,  born  1812;  James,  born  November  26, 
1815;  John  Tilford,  born  1818,  died  1825;  Alexander  Bryan, 
born  October  31,  1820. 

Thomas  Buford  went  with  his  father  to  Kentucky  about  1788, 
and  settled  in  Lincoln  County  near  the  present  town  of  Lancaster. 
He  was  Sheriff  of  Garrard  County  for  several  years,  and  held 
other  local  trusts.  He  was  a  member  of  Kentucky  Legislature 
1806-1809,  State  Senate,  1809.  During  the  War  of  1812  he  was 
a  deputy  quartermaster  of  the  Northern  Army.  He  died  in  1863. 

8.  ELIZA,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Frances  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried  Mr  Hammond,  of  Madison  County,  Kentucky.  They  had 
several  children. 

8.  THOMAS  JEFFERSON,  son  of  Thomas  and  Frances 
Buford,  married  Mrs.  Kanifax.  Children,  seven — William  L., 
Alex,  Tom,  and  Charles,  live  in  Iowa.  Thomas  Jefferson  was  in 
the  Kentucky  Legislature  from  Harlem  County  in  1835,  from 
Laurel  County  in  1838-43.  He  died  in  1862. 

9.  WILLIAM  L.,  son  of  Thomas  Jefferson  Buford,  married 
Sarah  Miles.  Children — William  Brown,  Mary  E.,  Frank  and 
Susan.  They  live  in  Jessamine  County. 

8.  EMILY  THOMAS,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Frances 
Buford,  married  Granville  Love.  Children — Alexander  (died), 
Thomas  and  Mary.  Emily  Buford  Love  died  1840. 



9.  THOMAS,  son  of  Granville  and  Emily  Buford  Love, 
lives  in  Mt.  Sterling,  Kentucky. 

9.  MARY,  daughter  of  Granville  and  Emily  Love,  married 
John  Davis.  No  children.  Mt.  Sterling,  Kentucky. 

8.  LUTHER,  son  of  Thomas  and  Frances  Buford,  married 
Mrs.  Morrison.  No  children.  Dr.  Luther  Buford  graduated  from 
the  Philadelphia  Medical  College,  with  high  honors,  practiced 
medicine  in  Mt.  Sterling  for  a  number  of  years,  where  he  died 
in  1881. 

8.  JAMES,  son  of  Thomas  and  Frances  Buford,  married,  in 
1844,  Elizabeth  Gates,  of  Lincoln  County,  Kentucky.  Children — 
Mary  Frances,  1846;  Emily  Thomas,  1849;  Elizabeth  Shouse, 
1853;  James  L.,  1856,  and  Jockil  M.,  1860. 

9.  MARY  FRANCES,  daughter  of  James  and  Elizabeth  G. 
Buford,  married,  in  1864,  W.  J.  Wilmore,  of  Jessamine  County, 
Kentucky.  Daughter — Marianil. 

9.  EMILY  T.,  daughter  of  James  and  Elizabeth  G.  Buford, 
married  J.  W.  Cook,  of  Jessamine  County,  Kentucky.  Children — 
J.  Gates,  Elizabeth,  Buford  and  Robert. 

9.  ELIZABETH  S.,  daughter  of  James  and  Elizabeth  G. 
Buford,  married  T.  T.  Sparks,  of  Jessamine  County.  Children — 
Isaac,  Tillman,  Ellen  and  Elizabeth.  They  live  in  Kansas  City, 


9.  JAMES  L.,  son  of  James  and  Elizabeth  G.  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried  - Butner,  of  Madison  County.  Daughter,  Elizabeth  Bu¬ 

ford.  Home,  Kansas  City,  Missouri. 

9.  JOCKIL  M.,  daughter  of  James  and  Elizabeth  G.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Joel  E.  Gates.  Home,  St.  Joseph,  Missouri. 

7.  POLLY,  daughter  of  William  E.  and  Mary  Welsh  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Elijah  Kirtley.  Son,  William,  lives  at  Mt.  Sterling, 
Kentucky.  (See  Kirtley,  under  Frances,  daughter  of  John  and 
Judith  Buford) . 

7.  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  William  Early  and  Mary 
Welsh  Buford,  was  born  November  15,  1781,  married  to  Captain 



Abner  Baker,  October,  1796,  in  Lincoln  County,  Kentucky.  He 
was  born  February  18,  1775.  Children,  fifteen — Caleb  H.,  born 
February  18,  1799;  William  J.,  December  26,  1800;  Leonidas  W., 
September  15,  1802;  Mary  (Polly),  March  22,  1805;  Almira,  June 
3,  1807;  Lucretius,  Oct.  15,  1809;  Harvey,  April  3,  1811;  Abner, 
Jr.,  November  26,  1813;  Elizabeth  Buford,  January  26,  1815; 
Catherine,  February  22,  1817;  America,  November  29,  1819; 
Patsy,  August,  1821 ;  Frances  Ann,  April  21,  1823;  Harriet,  Sep¬ 
tember  4,  1825.  One  died  in  infancy. 

Elizabeth  Buford  Baker  departed  this  life  January  11,  1826. 
She  gave  the  strongest  assurance  of  her  preparation  for  the  en¬ 
joyment  of  eternal  happiness.  Her  last  words  were: 

“My  life,  if  Thou  preserve  my  life,  my  sacrifice  shall  be, 

And  death,  if  death  must  be  my  doom,  shall  join  my  soul  to  Thee/’ 

Rev.  Elisha  W.  Bowman  preached  the  funeral  sermon,  taking 
his  text  from  Isaiah,  25th  chapter,  7th  and  8th  verses. 

Dr.  Abner  Baker’s  second  marriage  was  to  Sarah,  daughter 
of  Stephen  Giles  and  Betsy  P.  Letcher,  who  was  a  sister  of  Gov¬ 
ernor  Robert  P.  Letcher,  of  Kentucky,  Tuesday,  Septem¬ 
ber  2,  1828.  She  was  born  September  4,  1783.  He  died  January 
6,  1861.  Abner  Baker  was  the  youngest  son  of  Caleb  Baker,  and 
was  born  in  Prince  Edward  County,  Virginia,  in  1775.  Caleb 
and  two  brothers,  Samuel  and  Andrew,  emigrated  from  England 
early  in  the  Eighteenth  century,  to  Pennsylvania.  They  were 
Artisans,  commissioned  by  the  king  to  manufacture  and  supply 
arms  to  the  colonies,  which  they  did  until  the  Revolution,  when 
they  turned  their  establishment  over  to  the  Whigs.  Caleb  after¬ 
ward  settled  in  Prince  Edward  County. 

The  following  was  taken  from  Dr.  Abner  Baker’s  Life  His¬ 
tory:  “He  was  raised  in  the  Presbyterian  faith,  under  the  aus¬ 
pices  of  religious,  moral  and  exemplary  parents;  emigrated  to 
Kentucky  in  1795;  settled  in  Lancaster,  now  Garrard  County, 
when  twenty  years  of  age.  At  the  age  of  fifteen  I  determined  to 
reach  out  and  beyond  the  common  school,  appreciating  the  great 



advantage  derived  from  higher  education.  With  the  study  of 
best  books  and  helpful  teachers,  and  coming  under  the  influence, 
and  with  the  association  and  assistance  of  one  brother,  William 
Baker,  who  had  received  a  liberal  education  at  Hamden  and  Sid¬ 
ney  College,  Virginia,  and  on  whom  the  degree  of  A.  B.  was  con¬ 
ferred  in  1786,  with  his  full  library,  I  obtained  a  fine  education, 
which  was  the  commencement  of  my  public  career.  Possessing 
practical  qualifications  now,  as  a  passport  upon  the  ‘theatre  of 
life'  on  which  I  had  volunteered,  I  framed  an  Article  in  my  private 
Constitution  that  should  ever  be  my  aid  and  aim  and  motto  for 
life :  ‘Honor,  Truth  and  Justice.’ 

“In  1796  I  began  a  life  of  public  service  to  my  country,  was 
made  chief  clerk  of  Garrard  County,  Kentucky,  and  held  that 
office  until  1802.  In  the  latter  part  of  1803  I  was  elected  to  the 
Legislature  without  my  consent  or  knowledge.  In  1805  was  re- 
elected  to  the  Legislature  without  a  dissenting  voice.  During 
this  continued  term  of  office,  also  in  the  year  1803, 
the  Governor  of  Kentucky  issued  his  proclamation  requiring  two 
companies  from  Garrard  County  (volunteers  preferred)  to  stand 
in  readiness  as  a  needed  army  for  the  New  Orleans  expedition. 
Abner  Baker  was  appointed  Captain  of  the  Command  of  Light 
Infantry,  consisting  of  the  best  militia  of  the  county.  He  was 
held  in  reserve  until  all  war  questions  and  disputes  of  the  War 
of  1812  were  amicably  adjusted  and  settled.  In  1807  I  was 
appointed  to  the  County  and  Circuit  Court  of  Clay  County,  Ken¬ 
tucky,  and  remained  Judge  many  years,  until  1826.”  In  1826  he 
made  the  statement  at  Clay  County  Court  House  that  he  had 
served  his  country  publicly  and  patriotically  for  twenty-nine 
years.  The  War  Department  states  he  sent  his  substitute  to  the 
Mexican  War. 

Having  acquired  a  knowledge  of  the  course  of  “Doctor  of 
Medicine”  he  idministered  to  suffering  humanity  all  about  him, 
therefore  he  enjoyed  the  distinction  of  both  Doctor  and  Captain. 
This  was  taken  from  his  “Life’s  History,”  written  by  himself 



many  years  before  he  died.  Also  the  facts  may  be  gained  from 
the  records  of  Court  at  Lancaster  Court  House,  Kentucky. 

8.  CALEB  H.,  son  of  Captain  Abner  and  Elizabeth  Buford 
Baker,  married,  first,  Eliza  Hendricks  of  Virginia,  one  daughter, 
Cash.  Second  wife,  Mary  Park.  Children — Belle,  Minerva, 
Malinda,  Mary  and  White.  Married,  for  third  wife,  Mrs.  Betsy 

8.  DR.  WILLIAM  J.,  son  of  Captain  Abner  and  Elizabeth 
Buford  Baker,  married  Mary  Cox.  Home,  Knoxville,  Tenn.  No 

8.  DR.  LEONADUS,  son  of  Captain  Abner  and  Elizabeth 
Buford  Baker,  married  Susan  Park.  Children — Park,  Leonadus 
and  Elizabeth.  Home,  Knoxville,  Tenn. 

8.  MARY  (Polly),  daughter  of  Captain  Abner  and  Eliza¬ 
beth  Buford  Baker,  born  March  22,  1805,  died  September  6,  1879, 
married  Daniel  Bates,  who  was  born  December  10,  1787,  and  died 
September  14,  1844.  Children — Joel,  born  in  1827 ;  Elizabeth, 
November  2,  1830,  died  March  2,  1839;  John,  February  4,  1834, 
died  January  19,  1848,  and  Mary  Catherine,  1840,  died  March 
17,  1865. 

The  first  member  of  the  Bates  family  of  which  we  know 
came  from  Northumberland  County,  England,  as  early  as  the 
fourteenth  century.  Some  went  to  Lydel,  Kent  County,  England, 
thence  to  Massachusetts  and  the  New  England  States,  in  1635. 

Robert  Bates,  our  ancestor,  was  Vice  Master  of  Oxford,  Eng¬ 
land.  He  had  a  daughter  named  Catherine,  who  married  Rev. 
Philip  Mallory.  Rev.  Philip  Mallory,  with  his  wife’s  relatives, 
the  Bateses,  all  settled  in  Virginia.  Later  their  descendants’  chil¬ 
dren,  Daniel  and  John  Bates,  who  were  engaged  in  the  manufac¬ 
ture  of  salt,  came  to  Kentucky  and  settled  in  Garrard  County. 
There  they  manufactured  salt  to  such  an  extent  that  it  was 
deemed  necessary  by  General  Grant  during  the  Civil  War  to  de¬ 
stroy  the  wells  in  order  to  cut  off  the  rebels’  supply.  Before  this 
act,  wagons  were  sent  from  Texas  for  this  salt. 


Both  Daniel  and  John  Bates  were  splendid  business  men  and 
left  large  tracts  of  land  to  Mary  Catherine,  their  daughter  and 
niece.  Mary  Catherine  Bates  was  a  noted  belle  of  Kentucky,  and 
it  was  said  when  she  made  a  visit  to  Richmond  the  whole  town 
turned  out  to  see  her  coach  and  four  horses  driven  through  the 
streets.  Her  generosity  to  her  less  fortunate  friends,  her  cour¬ 
age  and  loyalty,  were  her  chief  characteristics. 

9.  MARY  CATHERINE,  daughter  of  Daniel  and  Mary 
Baker  Bates,  married  James  T.  Shackelford,  of  Richmond,  Ken¬ 
tucky,.  in  1860.  They  had  two  children,  only  one  living — Daniel 
Bates,  born  April  4,  1862. 

10.  DANIEL  BATES,  son  of  James  T.  and  Mary  Catherine 
Bates  Shackelford,  married,  in  1888,  Callie  Chenault,  who  was 
born  in  1869,  daughter  of  William. 0.  and  Callie  Miller  Chenault. 
Both  are  old  and  well-known  families  of  Kentucky.  Daniel  Bates 
Shackelford  is  now  engaged  in  developing  the  land  his  grand¬ 
father  settled  on.  They  have  three  daughters — Mary  Bates,  born 
September  9,  1890;  Callie  Miller,  July  23,  1893,  and  Elizabeth, 
?????,  1894. 

11.  MARY  BATES,  daughter  of  Daniel  Bates  and  Callie 
Chenault  Shackelford,  married  Warren  Jackson,  in  1910.  One 
child — Caledonia,  born  August  23,  1916.  Home,  Greenville, 

11.  CALLIE  MILLER,  daughter  of  Daniel  Bates  and  Callie 
Chenault  Shackelford,  married  Thomas  A.  Baldwin  in  1922.  No 
children.  Home,  Richmond,  Kentucky. 

11.  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  Daniel  Bates  and  Callie 
Chenault  Shackelford,  married  Bhilip  Frear,  in  1917.  One  child 
— Betsy  Bates,  born  May  6,  1918. 

8.  ALMIRA  JANE,  daughter  of  Captain  Abner  and  Eliza¬ 
beth  Buford  Baker,  died  at  the  age  of  86  years  at  Carlinville, 
Illinois,  unmarried  and  was  taken  to  Lancaster,  Kentucky,  for 









8.  LUCRETIUS,  son  of  Captain  Abner  and  Elizabeth 
Buford  Baker,  born  October  15,  1809,  and  died  November  26, 
1891,  married,  first,  Nancy  Route,  of  Garrard  County,  Kentucky. 
Children — Mary  Elizabeth,  born  May  1,  1838,  died  June  18,- 1923 ; 
Frances,  born  January  9,  1840,  died  March  4,  1841,  and  Nancy 
Route,  born  October  17,  1845,  died  July  21,  1846.  Married,  for 
second  wife,  Lydia  Montgomery,  January  19,  1847,  who  was  born 
November  15,  1816,  died  November  21,  1874.  Children — Minna, 
born  February  7,  1848;  William  J.,  July  7,  1849;  Alice,  June  20, 
1851,  died  May  26,  1923 ;  Lydia  Montgomery,  May  18,  1854,  died 
February  17,  1923;  Katheryn,  June  7,  1858. 

9.  MARY  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  Lucretius  and  Nancy 
Route  Baker,  was  born  in  Harrodsburg,  Kentucky,  May  1,  1838; 
moved  with  her  father  to  Missouri  in  1854 ;  was  married  to  Henry 
Young  Field,  of  Sedalia,  Missouri,  December  1,  1858.  Eight 
children — Nancy,  born  June  20,  1860  (died  in  infancy)  ;  Lucretia, 
January  1,  1862;  William  Hill,  September  2,  1864,  died  October 
17,  1879;  John  Roberts,  November  11,  1866;  Nell,  September  21, 
1868,  died  October  17,  1884;  Allie,  October  1,  1870;  Edmonia, 
June  21,  1872;  Janie,  October  11,  1874. 

10.  LUCRETIA,  daughter  of  Henry  Young  and  Mary  E. 
Baker  Field,  married  James  S.  Davis  in  1884,  died  in  1891.  Four 
children— Wentworth,  Nell  Field,  Marmaduke  and  Early. 

11.  WENTWORTH,  son  of  James  S.  and  Lucretia  Field 
Davis,  married  and  had  three  children — Glen,  Thomas  and  Dean. 

11.  NELL  FIELD,  daughter  of  James  S.  and  Lucretia 
Field  Davis,  married  James  A.  Brown  in  1916.  No  children. 

11.  MARMADUKE,  son  of  James  S.  and  Lucretia  Field 
Davis,  married  Minnie  Foree  in  1919.  No  children. 

11.  EARLY,  son  of  James  S.  and  Lucretia  Field  Davis, 
married  Cleste  Stevens  in  1912.  Have  two  children — Fleeta  S. 
and  Early  Woodroe. 

10.  JOHN  ROBERTS,  son  of  Henry  Young  and  Mary  E. 
Baker  Field,  married  Sallie  Major  in  1913. 



10.  ALLIE,  daughter  of  Henry  Young  and  Mary  E.  Baker 
Field,  married  David  W.  Bouldin  in  1898.  One  child — Mary 
Elizabeth,  died  in  infancy. 

10.  EDMONIA,  daughter  of  Henry  Young  and  Mary  E. 
Baker  Field,  married  Samuel  D.  May  in  1898.  Four  children — 
Elizabeth,  born  March  19,  1899;  Ruth,  May  31,  1904;  Samuel 
and  Mary  Agnes  (twins)  May  17,  1913. 

11.  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  Samuel  D.  and  Edmonia 
Field  May,  married  Lawrence  Harris  in  1923.  One  child — Wil¬ 
liam  Lawrence,  Jr. 

10.  JAMIE,  daughter  of  Henry  Young  and  Mary  E.  Baker 
Field,  married  Albert  Frich  in  1900.  No  children. 

9.  MINNA,  daughter  of  Lucretius  and  Lydia  Montgomery 
Baker,  married  Charles  W.  Hedger,  September  5,  1876.  Two 
children — Hugh  Allen,  born  December  26,  1881,  died  September 
26,  1882,  and  William  Field,  not  married,  born  October  9,  1883. 

9.  WILLIAM  J.,  son  of  Lucretius  and  Lydia  Montgomery 
Baker,  married  Lutie  Marr,  October  15,  1883.  No  children. 

9.  ALICE,  daughter  of  Lucretius  and  Lydia  Montgomery 
Baker,  married  James  E.  Scott,  March  15,  1876.  Children — Wal¬ 
ter,  born  and  died  in  1887;  Frank  Lucretius,  born  May  1,  1883, 
died  August  17,  1905. 

9.  LYDIA  MONTGOMERY,  daughter  of  Lucretius  and 
Lydia  Montgomery  Baker,  married  Frank  C.  Hayman,  Septem¬ 
ber  25,  1879.  Children — Rosina  Clark,  born  September  23,  1880, 
and  Nell,  born  December  16,  1889. 

10.  ROSINA  CLARK,  daughter  of  Frank  C.,  and  Lydia  M. 
Baker  Hayman,  married  Kenton  Harman,  October  22,  1906. 
Children — Lucy  Bell,  born  November  7,  1910,  and  Eleanor,  born 
November  3,  1912.  Kenton  Harman  died  and  Rosina  Hayman 
Harman,  married,  for  second  husband,  Beverly  N.  Brown,  August 
8,  1921. 

10.  NELL,  daughter  of  Frank  C.  and  Lydia  M.  Baker  Hay¬ 
man,  married  George  E.  Janisch,  May  23,  1912.  Children — Mary 


Ellen,  born  August  29,  1913;  Mima  Josephine,  May  22,  1915,  and 
Frank  Hayman,  July  27,  1921. 

9.  KATHERYN,  youngest  daughter  of  Lucretious  and 
Lydia  Montgomery  Baker,  was  born  June  7,  1858;  unmarried. 

8.  DR.  HARVEY,  son  of  Captain  Abner  and  Elizabeth 
Buford  Baker,  married,  first,  Sarah  Hendricks,  of  Virginia. 
Daughter — Katherine  Elizabeth,  born  in  Knoxville,  December 
29,  1841.  Second  wife,  Ann  Hieskel.  One  child — Eliza;  third 
wife,  Agnes  Brooks;  children — Lillie,  Agnes  and  Harvey,  Jr. 

Dr.  Harvey  Baker  was  kliled  while  in  active  service  in  the 
Civil  War,  while  on  scout  duty. 

9.  KATHERINE  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  Dr.  Harvey 
and  Sarah  Hendricks  Baker,  married  Joseph  Walker  in  1867. 
They  had  five  children.  Two  died  in  infancy — Harvey  Baker 
and  Anne  of  Knoxville  and  Mrs.  Beaumont  North  of  Franklin, 
Tennessee.  Also  they  have  five  grandchildren. 

Katherine  Elizabeth  died  at  the  home  of  her  daughter,  Mrs. 
North,  September  6,  1923,  while  on  a  visit. 

She  was  of  a  lovely  disposition,  and  a  zealous  worker  in  the 
Presbyterian  Church.  She  gave  the  ground  for  the  church  at 
Cedar  Springs.  After  the  death  of  her  father  (her  mother  also 
being  dead),  she  made  her  home  with  Dr.  William  Baker,  her 
uncle,  who  at  his  death  left  her,  with  other  of  his  nieces,  a  nice 
share  of  his  vast  estate.  These  facts  were  taken  from  her 

8.  ABNER,  JR.,  son  of  Captain  Abner  and  Elizabeth  Bu¬ 
ford  Baker,  married  Susan  White,  of  Manchester,  Kentucky. 

8.  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  Captain  Abner  and  Elizabeth 
Buford  Baker,  married  Dr.  Crozier,  of  Knoxville,  Tennessee. 
Children — Robert,  Carrick,  Baker,  Elizabeth,  Sallie  and  Katie. 

8.  KITTY,  daughter  of  Captain  Abner  and  Elizabeth 
Buford  Baker,  married  Dudley  Denton,  of  Somerset,  Kentucky. 
One  child — Kate. 

8.  AMERICA,  daughter  of  Captain  Abner  and  Elizabeth 



Buford  Baker,  born  in  1819,  married  David  Vere  Walker,  of  Mad¬ 
ison  County,  Kentucky.  Children — Mary  Ann,  born  April  20, 
1839,  never  married  and  died  August  3,  1852 ;  Lucy  Bates,  born 
April  20,  1841,  died  December  22,  1880;  Daniel  Bates,  born  Sep¬ 
tember  15,  1843,  died  May  9,  1920;  Emma  and  Harriett  (twins), 
born  August  19,  1845  (Emma  never  married,  died  in  Garrard 
County,  Kentucky,  April  29,  1865)  ;  Joel  Jones,  born  June  30, 
1848;  David  Vere,  Jr.,  born  November  2,  1849,  and  Alice  Amer¬ 
ica,  born  September  29,  1851. 

David  Vere  Walker,  was  born  February  15,  1807,  at 
“Walkerie”  in  Madison  County,  Kentucky,  and  died  at  his  resi¬ 
dence  in  Clay  County,  Kentucky.  He  owned  over  10,000  acres 


of  valuable  coal,  timber  and  farming  lands,  salt  works  (Goose 
Creek),  two  large  stores  and  sixty  slaves — was  a  very  lich  man 
for  his  age  and  day.  His  wife  was  a  daughter  of  Captain  Abner 
and  Elizabeth  Buford  Baker,  born  November  29,  1819,  married 
March  30,  1837,  died  October,  1899.  David  Vere  Walker  was  the 
eldest  son  of  Stephen  Watkins  Walker  of  “Walkerie”  and  his 
second  wife,  Lucy  Bates,  was  a  daughter  of  John  Bates,  of  Buck¬ 
ingham  County  (State  Creek),  Virginia,  at  Valley  Forge,  Revo¬ 
lutionary  War.  Stephen  Watkins  Walker  was  the  eldest  son  of 
Asaph  Walker,  born  in  1735;  served  under  Colonel  Byrd  in  last 
French  and  Indian  War.  His  wife  was  Judith  Watkins  of  Mani- 
kantown,  Virginia. 

9.  LUCY  BATES,  daughter  of  David  Vere  and  America 
Baker  Walker,  was  born  April  20,  1841,  and  died  at  her  home  in 
Winnsboro,  South  Carolina,  December  22,  1880.  She  was  mar¬ 
ried  to  William  R.  Doty,  June  20,  1861.  Children — Marcus 
Walker  and  Ella.  William  R.  Doty  died  January,  1923. 

10.  MARCUS  WALKER,  son  of  William  R.  and  Lucy 
Walker  Doty,  was  born  July  14,  1865,  married  Lillian  Caldwell 
January  23,  1895,  born  March  21,  1870.  Children — Lucy  Walker, 
Kate  Caldwell,  Mark  H.  and  Ruth  Caldwell.  Marcus  Walker 
Doty  is  a  very  wealthy  planter,  a  graduate  of  V.  M.  I.,  Richmond, 



Virginia,  has  a  large  store  of  General  Merchandise  and  Farm  Im¬ 
plements,  also  Fertilizers  and  Cotton,  Winnsboro,  South  Carolina. 

11.  LUCY  WALKER,  daughter  of  Marcus  Walker  and  Lil¬ 
lian  C.  Doty,  was  born  April  30,  1896;  has  a  good  education — 
graduated  at  Converse  College ;  book-keeper  in  her  father's  store 
for  four  years  before  she  married  to  J.  W.  Houseal,  September 
12,  1922,  an  engineer  for  Lockwood,  Greene  and  Company,  of 
Boston,  Massachusetts.  They  now  live  (1924)  at  Greer,  South 
Carolina,  where  he  is  employed  in  building  $4,000,000  cotton  mill 
for  Lockwood,  Green  and  Company. 

11.  KATE  CALDWELL,  daughter  of  Marcus  Walker  and 
Lillian  C.  Doty,  was  born  February  9,  1898,  a  graduate  of  Con¬ 
verse  College,  and  a  fine  musician,  was  married  to  R.  Y.  Turner, 
Jr.,  an  army  officer,  November  12,  1919,  in  San  Francisco,  Cali¬ 
fornia,  and  sailed  at  once  for  the  Philippines,  where  he  was  sta¬ 
tioned  until  1920,  when  he  resigned;  now  live  in  Marshalltown, 

11.  MARK  H.,  son  of  Marcus  Walker  and  Lillian  C.  Doty, 
was  born  October  20,  1902,  and  is  a  very  promising  young  man. 
Graduated  June,  1924,  in  Electrical  Engineering,  at  Virginia 
Military  Institute ;  will  go  to  Converse  College  in  fall  of  1924. 

11.  RUTH  CALDWELL,  daughter  of  Marcus  Walker  and 
Lillian  C.  Doty,  was  born  January  23,  1904,  graduated  at  Con¬ 
verse  College,  June,  1924,  and  will  go  to  Columbia  University 
in  September,  1924,  and  take  a  post  graduate  course. 

10.  ELLA,  daughter  of  William  R.  and  Lucy  Walker  Doty, 
born  July  20,  1867,  married  Samuel  Cathcort,  April  21,  1896, 
from  Antrim,  Ireland,  a  fine  Christian  man  and  good  provider. 
Children — Elizabeth,  born  in  1898,  is  a  fine  musician,  and  is 
teaching  school  in  North  Carolina  (1924)  ;  Susie  was  born,  1900, 
married  in  December,  1923,  to  a  Mr.  Moffatt;  Sabrit  D.,  born 
in  1902,  is  in  College;  William  Doty,  born  September,  1904.  His 
mother  died  September  30,  1904,  when  he  was  born.  Home, 
Winnsboro,  South  Carolina. 



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9.  DANIEL  BATES,  son  of  David  Vere  and  America  Baker 
Walker,  born  September  15,  1843,  in  Clay  County,  Kentucky,  died 
at  Long  Beach,  California,  May  9,  1920,  and  was  buried  at 
“Sunny  Side.” 

Daniel  Bates  was  a  real  Southern  gentleman,  greatly  inter¬ 
ested  in  politics,  a  staunch  Democrat,  the  truest  of  friends,  kind¬ 
est  of  neighbors  and  never  so  happy  as  when  aiding  those  more 
needy  than  himself.  His  home  was  always  dispensing  bounteous 
hospitalities  to  all  who  came  his  way.  He  was  greatly  beloved  by 
kinspeople  and  friends  in  many  states.  He  moved  with  his 
family  when  a  young  man  to  Garrard  County,  Kentucky,  where 
he  lived  until  1888,  moving  thence  to  his  farm,  “Sherwood,”  near 
Kirksville,  Madison  County,  Kentucky,  where  he  lived  until  De¬ 
cember,  1897,  when  he  left  for  Wichita  Falls,  Texas.  In  1919, 
he,  with  his  wife  and  daughter,  moved  to  Long  Beach,  where  he 
died.  He  was  married  to  Tabitha  Burnside,  January  15,  1873, 
an  attractive  young  daughter  of  Josiah  Burnside  and  his  wife, 
Almira  Hiatt,  of  Lancaster,  Kentucky.  Josiah  Burnside  was  son 
of  James,  who  was  in  General  Wayne’s  Company  under  General 
Hopkins,  1812  campaign ;  also  was  at  Dudley’s  defeat,  May  5, 
1813,  and  given  land  grant  in  Illinois.  James  was  the  son  of 
Walter  Burnside,  born  in  1713,  Ireland,  who  rendered  service  to 
America  in  the  Revolution. 

Daniel  Bates  and  Tabitha  Burnside  had  seven  children,  all 
of  whom  are  living  (1924).  Children — Allie  Burnside,  Wade 
Hampton,  David  Vere,  Daniel  Bates,  Jr.,  Sue,  Mark  Doty  and 
James  Burnside. 

10.  ALLIE  BURNSIDE,  daughter  of  Daniel  Bates  and 
Tabitha  Burnside  Walker,  was  born  October  25,  1873,  married 
Richard  Pickering  Fox,  Jr.,  November  10,  1897.  He  was  born 
November  29,  1866,  Richmond,  Kentucky  (Foxtown),  died  Janu¬ 
ary  29,  1914,  at  Fort  Worth,  Texas,  and  buried  at  Wichita  Falls, 
Texas.  He  was  the  youngest  son  of  R.  P.  Fox,  Sr.,  and  wife, 
Ophelia  Biggerstaff,  of  Richmond,  Kentucky ;  was  a  noted  owner 



and  breeder  of  trotting  horses.  Allie  Walker  and  R.  P.  Fox,  Jr., 
were  married  at  the  Presbyterian  Church  at  Kirksville,  Ken¬ 
tucky,  by  Rev.  Henry  Faulkener.  They  have  only  one  child, 
Louise,  born  August  27,  1898,  at  Richmond,  Kentucky.  When 
she  was  almost  three  years  old,  the  Foxes  moved  to  Fort  Worth, 
Texas,  where  R.  P.  Fox,  Jr.,  was  wholesale  dealer  in  horses  and 
mules,  associated  with  Fort  Worth  Horse  and  Mules  Company. 
Louise  grew  to  be  a  very  beautiful  young  lady,  married  when  18 
years  of  age  to  John  Cadwadel  Humphrey,  a  fine  young  English¬ 
man,  nephew  of  Jack  Jones,  kinsman  of  the  Elder  Morgan  Jones. 

They  were  married  at  her  grandparents’  home,  704  Scott 
avenue,  Wichita  Falls,  Texas,  August  31,  1916,  by  Rev.  Lapsley 
McKee,  an  old  friend  of  the  family,  formerly  of  Kentucky.  They 
located  at  2603  Ninth  Street.  He  was  associated  with  his  uncle 
Jack  Jones,  in  the  Jones  Grain  Company,  until  Mr.  Jones  sold 
out.  Then  the  Humphreys  sailed  for  England  on  “Adriadie” 
May,  1920,  for  his  old  home  in  Wales,  where  they  have  lived  for 
the  past  three  years,  at  “Glynhiarieth,”  their  beautiful  old  home 
two  miles  out  from  Llaufair,  Montgomeryshire,  near  Welshponl. 

They  have  two  boys,  Jack,  named  for  his  Uncle  Jack  Jones, 
born  November  29,  1917,  and  Richard  Percy,  born  May  26,  1919, 
both  in  Texas  before  the  parents  left;  Joan  Louise,  born  June  29, 
1922,  at  “Glynhiarieth.” 

Allie  Walker  Fox  is  a  member  of  D.  A.  R.,  national 
number,  67173,  having  five  or  six  lines  on  her  father’s 
side  and  four  on  her  mother’s  side;  was  state  officer  of  United 
Daughters  of  1812,  of  Texas,  in  1917-18,  state  number  148. 

10.  DR.  WADE  HAMPTON,  son  of  Daniel  Bates  and 
Tabitha  Burnside  Walker,  was  born  December  1,  1875,  in  Gar¬ 
rard  County,  Kentucky.  He  attended  school  in  Nashville,  Ten¬ 
nessee;  was  for  a  while  in  his  cousin’s  store  but  decided  to  study 
medicine  and  surgery.  In  the  spring  of  1897  he  attended  Medical 
College,  Fort  Worth,  Texas.  He  was  class  president  when  he 
graduated,  and  then  surgeon  at  the  St.  Joseph  Hospital,  later  re¬ 
turning  to  Wichita  Falls,  Texas,  to  be  associated  with  his  uncle, 



Dr.  Samuel  Hiatt  Burnside,  where  for  over  twenty  years  he  had 
a  very  large  and  remunerative  practice. 

He  married,  June  1,  1908,  Esther  Howard,  of  Tulsa,  Okla¬ 
homa,  who  was  the  only  child  of  John  Howard  and  wife,  Ellen 
Jeanett  Elems.  Mr.  Howard  was  emigrant  agent  for  several 
railroads,  prominent  in  building  Wichita  Falls,  Houston  and 
Tulsa,  Oklahoma;  for  years  wrote  for  the  Farm  and  Ranch;  did 
more  to  settle  up  Texas  than  any  other  man.  He  died  in  Tulsa, 
Oklahoma,  in  1905  or  1906.  Mrs.  Howard  then  went  to  live 
with  Dr.  and  Mrs.  Walker.  She  was  almost  65  when  she  died  in 
October,  1911.  Esther  Howard  Walker  was  born  November  8, 
1882,  is  a  fine  musician,  founded  the  Music  Club  and  Day  Nurs¬ 
ery  at  Wichita  Falls,  was  a  zealous  worker  and  trained  chorister 
of  the  Catholic  Church  and  a  member  of  several  clubs.  Children 
— Mary  Jenette  and  Daniel  Howard,  Mary  Jenette,  born  Decem¬ 
ber  28,  1911,  has  a  beautiful  voice,  has  been  singing  in  public 
since  five  years  of  age,  twice  for  Los  Angeles  Times  radio ;  Daniel 
Howard,  born  July  11,  1916.  Dr.  Walker  has  made  260  Mira  Mar, 
Long  Beach,  California,  his  home  for  about  four  years  and  has 
a  fine  growing  practice. 

10.  DAVID  VERE,  son  of  Daniel  Bates  and  Tabitha  Burn¬ 
side  Walker,  born  May  1,  1878,  is  a  bachelor,  a  successful  real 
estate  man  in  Wichita  Falls,  Texas,  and  owns  a  large  tract  of 
land  near  Clovis,  New  Mexico. 

10.  DANIEL  BATES,  JR.,  called  Bates,  born  September 
19,  1880,  married  Selma  Rogers  of  Claude,  Texas,  where  they  live, 
has  been  since  a  mere  lad  with  the  Fort  Worth  &  Denver  Rail¬ 
road,  first  as  dispatcher,  later  agent,  for  about  twenty  years.  He 
is  a  man  of  sterling  qualities,  bright  mind,  loves  books  and  is 
devoted  to  his  family.  They  have  two  boys,  Bates,  called  DeVere, 
born  October,  1917,  and  Doyle,  born  in  August,  1919. 

10.  SUE,  called  Dot,  daughter  of  Daniel  Bates  and  Tabitha 
Burnside  Walker,  born  October  19,  1883,  in  Garrard  County, 
Kentucky,  married  William  Bolton  Shepperd,  November  10,  1909, 



who  was  chief  clerk  for  Fort  Worth  &  Denver  Railroad,  and  later 
was  made  Traveling  Freight  Agent  for  the  same  road,  with 
Wichita  his  residence  at  time  of  his  death,  March  15,  1914.  No 

10.  MARK  DOTY,  son  of  Daniel  Bates  and  Tabitha  Burn¬ 
side  Walker,  born  February  18,  1886,  married  Mary  Anderson, 
June  1,  1910,  who  was  the  daughter  of  Archibald  and  Bertha 
Thompson  Anderson.  They  were  married  at  the  Presbyterian 
Church  at  Wichita  Falls,  Texas.  He  was  at  the  time  teller  of  the 
First  National  Bank  and  later  became  a  member  of  the  firm  of 
Craven  Walker  Maer  Insurance  Company.  He  became  interested 
in  oil  and  building  houses,  and  was  owner  of  a  number  of  large 
brick  business  houses  in  Wichita  Falls  and  a  vast  tract  of  land 
near  Clovis,  New  Mexico.  Children — Mark  Anderson,  born  No¬ 
vember  28,  1911 ;  is  very  studious  and  belongs  to  the  Boy  Scouts; 
Leanora,  born  February  16,  1914,  and  Mary  Anne,  born  June 
24,  1917.  Mary  Anderson  Walker  died  October  20,  1918,  age  30 
years,  in  the  terrible  “flu”  epidemic.  Mark  married,  for  his  sec¬ 
ond  wife,  Mrs.  Pearl  Gerry,  a  cultured  Southern  French  lady,  who 
is  giving  his  little  ones  a  loving  mother’s  care. 

10.  JAMES  BURNSIDE,  son  and  youngest  child  of  Daniel 
Bates  and  Tabitha  Burnside  Walker,  born  May  23,  1892,  at 
“Sherwood,”  Madison  County,  Kentucky,  never  married,  was 
a  fine  insurance  man  until  his  health  completely  failed  him  from 

9.  EMMA  AND  HARRIETT  (twins),  daughters  of  David 
Vere  and  America  Baker  Walker,  were  born  August  19,  1845. 
The  beautiful  twins  were  the  pride  of  their  parents.  Emma 
never  married,  died  in  Garrard  County,  Kentucky,  April  29,  1865. 
Harriett  married  James  White,  of  a  prominent  Knoxville,  Ten¬ 
nessee,  family,  and  a  Confederate  soldier.  They  had  four 
children — Walker  and  George,  are  owners  of  the  White  Brothers 
Trunk  and  Bag  Company  of  Nashville,  Tennessee.  George  mar¬ 
ried  a  Texas  girl,  Annie,  and  has  two  children.  Walker  married 



Delia  Sparks.  No  children.  James  married  Miss  French.  No 
children.  Lucy  Doty  married  Howard  Trapp.  They  now  live  at 
Columbia,  South  Carolina.  They  have  twelve  children,  one  son 
served  overseas  during  World  War.  Several  are  married-  and 
have  children. 

9.  JOEL  JONES,  son  of  David  Vere  and  America  Baker 
Walker,  born  June  30, 1848,  married  Julia  P.  Doty,  June  26,  1872, 
died  the  fall  of  1923  at  Lancaster,  Kentucky.  They  had  four 
children— David  C.,  never  married,  died  August,  1914.  He  was 
a  model  boy,  from  a  lad  and  was  with  the  Citizens  National  Bank, 
Lancaster,  Kentucky.  His  father  was  for  years  president  and 
large  stockholder  of  said  Bank.  William  married  Florence  Har¬ 
ris.  No  children.  Joe,  Jr.,  is  with  Citizens  National  Bank.  He 
married  Miss  Morrow.  Daughters — Ed  Morrow  and  Lee  Ander¬ 
son.  Alice  married  Robert  Brewer,  a  banker  of  Chelsea,  Okla- 
•  _ 

homa.  They  have  four  children. 

9.  DAVID  VERE,  JR.,  son  of  David  Vere  and  America 
Baker  Walker,  born  November  2,  1849,  in  Clay  County,  Ken¬ 
tucky,  a  wealthy  merchant  and  planter  of  Winnsboro,  South  Caro- 
olina,  married  Alice  Buchannan,  of  a  fine  old  Southern  family 
and  a  wonderful  musician.  They  have  two  girls  and  two  boys. 

Alice,  who  inherited  her  mother’s  wonderful  talent,  has  com¬ 
posed  some;  never  married  and  lives  at  home  with  her  parents; 
Rebecca,  married  Dr.  Vergil  Kinnard,  who  was  in  medical  corps 
overseas  in  World  War.  They  have  three  children. 

Dave  and  John  are  both  married  and  live  in  Winnsboro, 
South  Carolina. 

9.  ALICE  AMERICA,  youngest  child  of  David  Vere  and 
America  Baker  Walker,  born  September  29,  1851,  married  Jesse 
Doty,  June  26,  1872,  a  son  of  Sabe  Doty.  They  had  seven 
children,  only  one  a  son.  They  had  a  large  and  beautiful  home 
at  Hyattsville,  Kentucky,  where  they  loved  to  entertain  their 
friends  and  relatives.  Later  they  moved  to  Lancaster,  Kentucky, 
where  Alice  America  died  in  1906,  after  an  illness  of  about  a 







year.  Mr.  Doty  lives  in  Lancaster  and  his  daughter  Emma  keeps 
house  for  him.  The  eldest,  Sue  Gatewood,  died  Christmas,  1893, 
age  16,  a  lovely  girl. 

10.  HATTIE,  born  July  1,  1871,  married  Ed  Smith,  who  is 
editor  and  owner  of  the  Pantagrayh,  of  Richmond,  Kentucky.  No 

10.  JULIA  WALKER,  born  December  29,  1877,  died  in  in¬ 

10.  EMMA,  born  April  8,  1880,  lives  with  her  father.  Not 

10.  WILLIAM  ALEXANDER,  only  son  of  Jesse  and  Alice 
America  Doty,  born  March  6,  1882,  never  married,  lives  at  Rich¬ 
mond,  Kentucky. 

10.  JESSIE,  daughter  of  Jesse  and  Alice  America  Walker 
Doty,  born  February  2,  1886,  married  George  Taylor  Bogard, 
August  6,  1910.  He  was  born  April  28,  1886.  They  have  one  son, 
George  Taylor,  Jr.,  born  December  29,  1921,  at  Richmond,  Ken¬ 
tucky.  Home,  1202  South  Fourth  St.,  Louisville,  Kentucky. 

10.  LUCY  WALKER,  youngest  daughter  of  Jesse  and  Alice 
America  Walker  Doty,  born  September  5,  1889,  a  most  capable 
business  woman,  is  private  secretary  to  a  prominent  lawyer, 
Lexington,  Kentucky. 

8.  PATSY,  daughter  of  Captain  Abner  and  Elizabeth  Bu¬ 
ford  Baker,  died  December  23,  1891,  at  the  age  of  75,  in  Orange 
County,  Florida,  and  was  buried  in  Lancaster,  Kentucky.  She 
never  married. 

8.  FRANCES  ANN,  daughter  of  Captain  Abner  and  Eliza¬ 
beth  Buford  Baker,  married  Wade  Hampton  Walker,  September 
11,  1840.  Children — Ellen,  Eliza,  Thomas  Bates,  Elizabeth, 
Lucy,  Wade  Hampton,  Jr.,  America,  Frances  Ann,  Almira  Jane, 
James  Baker,  Robert  Lee  and  Minnie  Heath. 

Wade  Hampton  Walker,  born  June  29,  1813,  died  November 
5,  1891.  His  wife,  Frances  Ann  Baker  Walker,  born  April  21, 
1823,  died  April  3,  1915.  She  was  ninety-two  years  of  age,  and 



died  at  the  home  of  her  youngest  daughter,  Mrs.  Minnie  Walker 
Geiger,  Huntington,  West  Virginia.  The  following  quotation, 
which  she  was  often  heard  saying,  will  show  of  her  good  life  and 
sweet  disposition.  She  was  next  to  the  youngest  of  fifteen 
children,  but  the  last  living: 

“I  am  of  the  last  golden  link  of  a  long  chain  of  ancestors 
brought  over  from  England,  transplanted  in  Virginia,  and  re¬ 
transplanted  in  Kentucky’s  sunny  clime.  Each  link  has  dropped 
out  of  sight,  but  is  not  lost — will  rise  again  in  the  Celestial  City.” 

She  lived  to  reach  the  age  of  ninety-two,  but  her  intellect 
was  perfectly  clear  and  her  faith  firm.  She  loved  the  Lord  be¬ 
cause  He  heard  her  voice  and  supplication.  She  often  sang,  ‘T 
will  lift  up  mine  eyes  unto  the  hills  from  whence  cometh  my  help.” 
We  bless  her  name  and  are  proud  to  call  her  Mother. 

9.  ELLEN,  daughter  of  Wade  Hampton  and  Frances  Ann 
Baker  Walker,  born  July  10,  1842,  married  B.  F.  Travis,  Feb¬ 
ruary  14,  1860,  in  Garrard  County,  Kentucky.  She  died  July  16, 
1920.  They  have  six  children — Lizzie,  Willie,  Walker,  Frank, 
Robert  and  Percy. 

10.  LIZZIE,  daughter  of  B.  F.  and  Ellen  Walker  Travis, 
married  Frank  Muth,  of  Paris,  Kentucky,  April  28,  1885. 
Children — Frank,  Jr.,  born  January  27,  1887,  married  Allie 
Frank,  July  16,  1916,  live  in  New  Orleans;  Nellie,  born  February 
3,  1889,  married  Fred  Benage,  June  8,  1911. 

9.  ELIZA,  daughter  of  Wade  Hampton  and  Frances  Ann 
Baker  Walker,  born  September  15,  1843,  died  November  2,  1888, 
married  Cleland  Terrill,  December  19,  1872.  Children — Ann 
Walker,  Pattie,  John  Howard,  Wade  Hampton,  Oliver  U. 

10.  ANNE  WALKER,  daughter  of  Cleland  and  Eliza 
Walker  Terrill,  born  October  7,  1873,  died  September  18,  1879. 

10.  PATTIE,  daughter  of  Cleland  and  Eliza  Walker  Ter¬ 
rill,  born  December  27,  1874,  died  - ,  married  James  B. 

Woods,  November  6,  1894.  Children — Annie  Eliza  and  James 


10.  JOHN  HOWARD,  son  of  Cleland  and  Eliza  Walker  Ter¬ 
rill,  born  February  28,  1876,  living  at  Idaho  Falls,  Idaho. 

10.  WADE  HAMPTON,  son  of  Cleland  and  Eliza  Walker 
Terrill,  born  February  12,  1878,  married  Martha  Zelma  Kirk¬ 
patrick,  of  Charlotte,  North  Carolina,  February  22,  1905. 
Children — Leroy  and  Louisa,  Idaho  Falls,  Idaho. 

10.  OLIVER  U.,  son  of  Cleland  and  Eliza  Walker  Terrill, 
born  March  13,  1882,  married,  June  26,  1912,  to  Callie  P.  Adams, 
of  Lancaster,  Kentucky.  No  children.  Home,  Richlands,  Vir¬ 

9.  THOMAS  BATES,  son  of  Wade  Hampton  and  Frances 
Ann  Baker  Walker,  born  March  15,  1845,  married,  January  26, 
1876,  to  Jennie  Francis,  of  Richmond,  Kentucky.  Children — 
John  F.,  born  June  4,  1877,  lives  in  Mississippi;  Wade  Bates, 
died  in  November,  1879;  Thomas  B.  Walker,  died  July  29,  1911. 
Second  marriage,  to  Alice  Barkley,  June  15,  1893,  of  Nickolas- 
ville,  Kentucky.  They  have  three  children — Barkley  (died)  ; 
George  B.,  born  June  19,  1895,  married  Margaret  Cooper,  of 
Nashville,  Tennessee,  and  live  in  Nashville;  Thomas,  Jr.,  born 
July,  1901,  lives  in  Nashville,  unmarried.  Thomas  Bates  Walker 
died  July  29,  1911. 

9.  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  Wade  Hampton  and  Fiances 
Ann  Baker  Walker,  born  July  29,  1847,  in  Manchester,  Clay 
County,  Kentucky,  died  in  1852. 

9.  LUCY,  daughter  of  Wade  Hampton  and  Frances  Ann 
Baker  Walker,  born  March  4,  1849,  married  B.  F.  Hudson,  De¬ 
cember  24,  1874.  Children — Alice  Walker;  Frank,  born  June 
16,  1877,  died  August  7,  1877;  Lizzie  Morgan;  Waller  C.,  born 
April  22,  1884,  now  living  in  Guayaquil,  Ecuador,  South  Amer¬ 
ica,  and  Shirly,  living  with  her  mother  at  Lancaster,  Kentucky. 

10.  ALICE  WALKER,  daughter  of  Ben  F.  and  Lucy 
Walker  Hudson,  born  February  19,  1876,  married  Fred  Frisbie. 
They  had  one  son,  Hudson,  a  brilliant  and  handsome  young  man 
nineteen  years  of  age,  who  met  death  by  being  drowned,  May 




22,  1920.  It  was  his  first  year  at  Centre  College,  Danville,  Ken¬ 
tucky.  The  boys  and  girls  had  gone  to  Dix  River,  at  the  Water 
Works,  where  the  river  was  dammed,  the  boys  jumping  off,  diving 
and  swimming,  while  the  girls  stood  on  the  bank  and  watched. 
When  he  jumped  he  went  down  and  never  came  up.  A  heroic 
effort  was  made  to  save  him,  one  of  his  comrades  diving  thir¬ 
teen  times  and  almost  losing  his  own  life,  but  to  no  avail.  A  sad 
day  it  was  when  one  so  promising  should  answer  the  last  call. 
God  in  His  infinite  wisdom  deemed  it  best,  and  we  can  only  say, 
“Thy  will  be  done,”  and  “Lead  Kindly  Light.” 

10.  LIZZIE  MORGAN,  daughter  of  Ben  F.  and  Lucy 
Walker  Hudson,  born  June  12,  1882,  married  Marshall  Denny. 
Children — Shirley  Hudson,  born  May  2,  1908;  James  Beatty, 
born  January  23,  1910;  Lucy  Bates,  born  May  2,  1914,  and  Alice 
Franklin,  born  November  1,  1918.  Home,  Lancaster,  Kentucky. 

9.  WADE  HAMPTON,  Jr.,  son  of  Wade  Hampton  and 
Frances  Ann  Baker  Walker,  born  September  30,  1851,  at  Man¬ 
chester,  Clay  County,  Kentucky,  died  December  12,  1881,  un¬ 
married  and  was  buried  at  Richmond,  Kentucky. 

9.  AMERICA,  daughter  of  Wade  Hampton  and  Frances 
Ann  Baker  Walker,  born  January  7,  1855,  in  Manchester,  Ken¬ 
tucky,  married  James  Burnside,  December  7,  1881,  lives  in  Rich¬ 
mond,  Kentucky.  Children — Wade  Walker  and  Jennie  C. 

10.  WADE  WALKER,  son  of  America  and  James  Burn¬ 
side,  was  born  December  24,  1882,  married  Hester  Patten,  April, 
1909.  Children — Augusta  Jane,  born  February  14,  1911;  Frank 
Robinson  and  Ben  Patten  (twins),  born  February  19,  1915. 

10.  JENNIE  C.,  daughter  of  James  and  America  Walker 
Burnside,  born  June  13,  1887,  married  Charles  S.  Collier  in  1908. 
Children — James  Burnside,  born  August  28,  1909;  Elizabeth, 
born  May  10,  1911;  Clare  DuPont,  born  March  6,  1919,  and  Jen¬ 
nie,  born  November  28,  1921.  Home,  Richmond,  Kentucky. 

9.  FRANCES  ANN,  daughter  of  Wade  Hampton  and 
Frances  Ann  Baker  Walker,  born  February  4,  1857,  in  Man- 



Chester,  Kentucky,  married  W.  0.  Rigney,  January  12,  1881.  They 
have  four  children — Robert  C.,  born  February  13,  1882,  died  Feb¬ 
ruary  15,  1886;  Pauline  Wilkerson  (Lena),  born  December  4, 
1883,  married  Thomas  Woodson  Burnside,  March  10,  1909 ;  home, 
Lancaster,  Kentucky;  Wade  Walker,  born  October  17,  1885,  died 
October  10,  1894;  Alice  Hudson,  born  December  30,  1898,  mar¬ 
ried  Wesley  Brown  Dickerson  of  Danville,  Kentucky,  July  9, 
1917.  Home,  Lancaster,  Kentucky. 

9.  ALMIRA  JANE,  daughter  of  Wade  Hampton  and 
Frances  Ann  Baker  Walker,  born  March  26,  1859,  in  Garrard 
County,  Kentucky,  married  J.  F.  Cotton  of  Danville,  Kentucky, 
November  22,  1884,  living  at  Memphis,  Tennessee,  have  two 
children — Minnie  Lee,  born  September  22,  1885,  at  Danville, 
Kentucky,  married  Ed  W.  Collier,  November  15,  1911,  have  one 
son,  Charles  Walker,  born  December  15,  1922;  home,  Memphis, 
Tennessee;  Annie  Cotton,  born  June  4,  1888,  at  Danville,  Ken¬ 
tucky,  unmarried,  home  Memphis,  Tennessee. 

9.  JAMES  BATES,  son  of  Wade  Hampton  and  Frances 
Ann  Baker  Walker,  born  November  2,  1860,  married  Mary 
Deatherage,  October  24,  1889,  live  in  Richmond,  Kentucky,  and 
have  five  children — Robert  Wade,  born  August  11,  1890,  married 
Lawler  Haff,  of  Frankfort,  Kentucky,  March  5,  1923,  home,  Lex¬ 
ington,  Kentucky;  Annie  May,  born  March  1,  1892,  married  Fred 

S.  Marlott  December  22,  1923,  home  Williamson,  W.  Va.;  Ellen 

T. ,  born  April  3,  1894,  married  Edwin  D.  Smathas  August  19, 
1922,  live  at  Terre  Haute,  Indiana ;  Daniel  Bates,  born  March  12, 
1896,  married  Sarah  Adams  February  14,  1917,  live  at  Newal- 
ton,  Louisiana;  Lucy  B.,  born  in  1899,  Richmond,  Kentucky,  un¬ 

9.  ROBERT  LEE,  son  of  Wade  Hampton  and  Frances  Ann 
Baker  Walker,  born  October  6,  1862,  married,  October  18, 
1894,  to  Lizzie  Steele  of  Nicholasville,  Kentucky.  His  wife  and 
child  died  on  the  same  day,  March  16,  1905.  He  died  August  24, 
1920,  Lancaster,  Kentucky. 



9.  MINNIE  HEATH,  youngest  child  of  Wade  Hampton 
and  Frances  Baker  Walker,  married  at  Lancaster,  Kentucky, 
David  Donold  Geiger,  of  Ashland,  Kentucky,  October  8,  1890, 
and  live  at  Huntington,  West  Virginia.  Children — John  Walker, 
born  June  6,  1892,  at  his  father’s  home,  unmarried,  and  Frances 
Ann,  born  April  21,  1895,  married  Mason  S.  McKee,  November 
3,  1923,  home  Huntington,  West  Virginia.  She  is  an  active  mem¬ 
ber  of  D.  A.  R.,  national  number  175457.  There  are  six  direct 
lines  of  ancestors  which  entitle  her  and  her  mother  to  member¬ 
ship  in  the  chapter.  She  is  also  a  good  worker  in  the  Presby¬ 
terian  Church.  Mrs.  Minnie  Walker  Geiger’s  national  number, 
71408,  organized  and  had  the  pleasure  of  naming  the  Buford 
Chapter  at  Huntington,  West  Virginia,  after  her  great  grand¬ 
father,  William  Early  Buford.  She  is  now  Chaplain,  was  first 
Regent  and  is  Honorary  Life  Regent.  In  1922  their  lovely  Log 
Cabin  Chapter  Home  was  completed  and  furnished  with  antique 
and  mahogany  furniture.  When  it  was  dedicated  she  made  the 
principal  address,  placed  the  treasures  in  the  treasure  box,  placed 
seal  in  stone  work  at  big  fireplace,  and  made  the  dedicatory 
prayer  (See  picture  at  beginning  of  this  chapter).  In  1817  she 
was  assistant  organizer  of  state  chapter  N.  S.,  U.  S.  D.’s  of  1912, 
and  has  been  president  of  state  of  West  Virginia,  since  1920.  In 
April  of  each  year  she  goes  to  Washington,  D.  C.,  to  attend  the 
Associate  Council  and  represent  the  state.  Their  family,  from 
a  way  back,  have  been  members  of  the  Presbyterian  Church,  of 
which  she  also  is  a  faithful  and  zealous  member  and  worker. 

8.  HARRIET,  daughter  of  Captain  Abner  and  Elizabeth 
Buford  Baker,  born  September  4,  1825,  married  Dr.  William 
Hopper  of  Lebanon,  Kentucky,  one  daughter,  Hallie,  who  mar¬ 
ried  Dr.  William  McKee,  Eustis,  Florida. 

7.  FRANCES,  daughter  of  William  Early  and  Mary  Welsh 
Buford,  married - Young. 



7.  AMELIA,  daughter  of  William  Early  and  Mary  Welsh 

Buford,  married - Tilford,  Shepardsville,  Kentucky,  or  one 

of  them  married  - - Bowman. 

7.  WILLIAM,  son  of  William  Early  and  Mary  Welsh  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Rebecca  Day.  Children — Mary,  Jefferson,  Frank¬ 
lin,  Japlin  and  Leonidas. 

8.  MARY,  daughter  of  William  and  Rebecca  Day  Buford, 
married  James  Chestnut,  Rockcastle  County,  Kentucky. 

8.  JEFFERSON,  son  of  William  and  Rebecca  D.  Buford, 
married  Nancy  Parsons.  Several  children,  one  named  William. 

8.  FRANKLIN,  son  of  William  and  Rebecca  D.  Buford, 
married,  lives  in  Jeffersonville,  Indiana. 

8.  JAPLIN,  daughter  of  William  and  Rebecca  D.  Buford, 
married  William  Ramsey,  went  to  Indiana.  Has  children. 

8.  LEONIDAS,  son  of  William  and  Rebecca  D.  Buford, 
married  Ann  Cook,  died,  leaving  three  children.  She  married 
again  and  lives  at  Beria,  Kentucky. 




6.  ABRAHAM,  son  of  John  and  Judith  Early  Beauford, 
born  in  Culpeper  County,  Virginia,  July  31,  1749,  married  Oc¬ 
tober  4,  1788,  Martha  McDowell,  who  was  born  June  26,  1766, 
daughter  of  Samuel  and  Mary  (McClung)  McDowell.  Children 
— Samuel,  never  married,  born  July  19,  1789;  John,  never  mar¬ 
ried,  February  24,  1792;  Charles,  June  30,  1797;  Abraham,  Jr., 
never  married,  September  25,  1800;  William  McDowell,  March 
12,  1803 ;  Mary,  December  2,  1805. 

In  June  and  July,  1775,  relations  between  Lord  Dunmore, 
the  royal  governor  of  the  colony,  and  the  House  of  Burgesses 
were  strained  to  the  point  of  rupture.  In  October  he  took  up 
his  residence  on  board  a  ship  of  war,  at  Williamsburg,  and  the 
House  of  Burgesses,  after  appointing  a  committee  with  unlimited 
powers  of  government,  adjourned. 

The  committee  at  once  took  measures  to  raise  a  sufficient 
armed  force  to  defend  the  colony  and  the  royal  government 
ended  forever  in  Virginia.  A  corps  of  volunteers  was  called  for, 
and,  in  response  to  the  call,  three  hundred  men  assembled  at 
Culpeper  Court  House;  one-third  of  them  were  Culpeper  men, 
who  adopted  a  flag  bearing  the  device  of  a  coiled  rattlesnake  and 
the  motto,  “Don’t  tread  on  me.”  They  were  dressed  in  green 
hunting  shirts  with  “Liberty  or  Death”  on  their  breasts,  bucks’ 
tails  in  their  hats,  and  tomahawks  and  scalping  knives  in  their 

Howe,  in  history  of  Virginia,  says  Culpeper  County  fur¬ 
nished  five  companies,  of  eighty-four  men  each,  and  Captain 
Buford’s  company  was  among  them. 

These  volunteers,  under  command  of  Colonel  Stevens, 
marched  to  Williamsburg,  where  they  joined  Colonel  Woodford’s 
forces.  Dunmore  and  his  ships  were  compelled  to  flee  from  that 
place,  and  with  an  increased  force  he  threatened  Hampton. 




The  Culpeper  men,  under  Colonel  Woodford,  were  ordered 
to  protect  the  town,  and  on  the  25th  of  October  repulsed  Dun- 
more’s  attack  and  drove  him  off,  with  heavy  loss,  gaining  a 
signal  victory.  Dunmore  proceeded  to  Norfolk  with  his  fleet, 
raised  the  royal  standard,  declared  martial  law  and  freedom  to 
slaves;  he  sent  landing  parties  into  the  adjoining  counties,  and 
employed  every  means  of  inciting  the  Indians  against  the  colon¬ 
ists.  Woodford  went  to  the  protection  of  Norfolk,  and  the  militia 
of  that  place  was  called  out. 

Dunmore  took  possession  of  and  fortified  Great  Bridge,  on 
the  Elizabeth  River,  by  which  route  the  patriots  approached 
the  town,  and  on  the  9th  of  December  attacked  the  patriots,  who 
had  thrown  up  a  redoubt  on  the  other  side  of  the  bridge.  His 
force,  consisting  of  British  regulars,  Tories,  negroes,  and  In¬ 
dians,  was  repulsed  and  driven  back  over  the  bridge.  The  Cul¬ 
peper  battalion,  acting  with  the  greatest  daring  and  bravery,  at¬ 
tacked  the  Royalists  on  the  left  flank,  causing  a  complete  rout. 
Dunmore  again  fled  to  his  ships,  and  Woodford  entered  the 
town  (Norfolk)  on  the  14th  of  December. 

The  Royal  fleet  was  reinforced,  and  on  the  31st,  under  a 
heavy  fire  from  the  ships,  men  landed  and  set  fire  to  the  town, 
and  in  two  days  the  destruction  was  complete.  The  patriots  met 
with  slight  losses.  They  succeeded  in  driving  back  each  invad¬ 
ing  force  and  in  holding  the  town.  Colonel  Stevens  and  his  little 
band  remained  on  the  ground  until  February,  when  they  de¬ 
stroyed  what  remained,  removed  the  families  of  the  patriots  to 
places  of  safety,  and  abandoned  it.  The  colonial  forces  were 
scattered,  to  protect  the  coast.  Dunmore  abandoned  Norfolk  in 
May,  proceeded  to  the  Chesapeake,  and  afterwards  joined  the 
fleet  in  New  York,  from  there  towards  the  close  of  the  year  he 
set  sail  for  England. 

In  the  Virginia  records,  1776-1777,  Revolutionary  Archives 
of  Virginia  Militia,  in  the  state  library  of  Richmond,  under  date 
of  September  7,  1776,  “ordered  that  a  warrant  be  issued  to  Cap- 



tain  Abraham  Buford,  of  Culpeper  Minute  Men,  for  one  hundred 
and  fifty  pounds,  five  shillings  and  nine  pence,  for  the  use  of 
himself,  Lieutenant  Gallison  and  Ensign  Roberts,  for  rations, 
forage,  arms,  wagons,  hire,  etc.” 

After  Dunmore’s  fight  the  coast  of  Virginia  enjoyed  com¬ 
parative  quiet.  A  call  for  troops  for  the  Continental  Army  from 
Virginia  was  made,  and  fifteen  regiments  were  allotted  to  her. 
Probably  not  more  than  three  of  these  were  ever  filled.  On  the 
13th  of  November,  1776,  Abraham  Buford  was  appointed  major 
of  the  14th  Virginia  Regiment.  The  officers,  who  were  ap¬ 
pointed  to  recruit  their  own  men,  were  hurried  to  the  front, 
and  joined  the  army  with  just  such  men  as  they  could  muster, 
in  most  cases  representing  only  the  nucleus  of  a  regiment. 

When  Washington  was  assembling  the  Continental  Army 
at  and  about  New  York,  during  the  discouraging  campaign 
which  resulted  in  the  retreat  into  New  Jersey,  in  December, 
prior  to  the  beginning  of  the  campaign  of  ’77,  the  army  was  re¬ 
organized  and  many  promotions  made.  The  14th  Virginia  was 
probably  merged  into  the  5th  Virginia,  with  Josiah  Parks  as 
colonel  and  Abraham  Buford  as  lieutenant-colonel,  from  April 
1,  1777,  which,  with  the  15th  Virginia,  formed  a  battalion  of  the 
11th  Virginia,  Colonel  Daniel  Morgan,  during  the  Campaign 
of  ’77,  ending  with  the  retreat  to  Valley  Forge. 

In  the  reorganization  of  the  spring  of  1778,  Abraham  Bu¬ 
ford  was  made  colonel  of  the  15th  Virginia,  from  May  15,  1778, 
which  was  still  a  battalion  of  the  11th  Virginia,  he  acting  as 
lieutenant-colonel  of  both  regiments.  Colonel  Morgan  was 
transferred  to  the  7th  Virginia,  and  Buford  was  promoted  to 
colonel  of  the  11th  and  15th  regiments,  September,  1778,  and 
transferred  to  the  3d  Virginia,  February  12,  1781. 

Dr.  William  Read,  of  Georgia,  surgeon  of  the  Continental 
Army,  in  his  reminiscences,  mentions  that  “his  old  friend, 
Colonel  Abraham  Buford,  together  with  himself,  Colonel  Carvel 
Hall  and  Major  Graham,  met  and  devised  means  of  aiding,  with 



clothing,  and  suppoiting  the  women  and  children  who  were  camp 
followers  during  the  severe  winters  while  the  army  was  in  New 
Jersey.  They  resolved  to  erect  a  theater  and  give  a  play  to 
raise  funds  for  these  wretched  creatures.  A  hall  was  gratuit¬ 
ously  furnished  at  Brunswick.  The  party  contributed  money  and 
material,  fitted  up  a  pit  and  scenery,  and  commenced  acting. 
The  ladies  of  Brunswick  took  a  great  interest  in  the  plan  and 
did  much  to  encourage  and  assist  the  organization.  Young  col¬ 
lege  boys  took  the  parts  of  women,  and  their  sisters  furnished 
dresses,  which  were  made  of  camblet.  The  intention  was  under¬ 
stood  and  applauded,  and  the  scheme  was  most  successful. 

“Clothing  and  supplies  were  gotten  out  of  New  York  by  in¬ 
dustry  and  private  correspondence.” 

Dr.  Read  says  that  he  never  saw  Colonel  Buford  after  this, 
and  adds  that  he  was  killed  at  the  St.  Clair  massacre.  Of  course 
he  was  mistaken  in  this.  Saffel’s  records  of  the  Revolution 
make  frequent  mention  of  Colonel  Buford  during  his  connection 
with  the  army  in  the  neighborhood  of  New  York,  Valley  Forge, 
Brunswick  and  Trenton. 

The  foregoing  is  taken  from :  De  Haas’  “History  Western 
Virginia,”  Howe’s  “History  of  Virginia,”  “American  Archives, 
1776”;  “Heitman’s  Register,”  Draper’s  “Heroes  of  King’s  Moun¬ 
tain,”  Records  of  War  Department,  Records  of  Pension  Depart¬ 
ment,  Records  of  Pension  Office,  Records  of  Virginia  State 
Militia,  Martin’s  “History  South  Carolina,”  Collins’  “History 
Kentucky,”  Foote’s  “Sketches  of  Virginia,”  Saffel’s  “Records  of 
the  Revolution,”  Gibbs’  “Documentary  History  of  South  Caro¬ 

During  the  campaign  of  1778-1779  the  Continental  Army 
held  its  own  in  the  North,  and  finally  wore  out  the  British  forces 
and  compelled  them  to  begin  operations  in  the  South.  The  actual 
seat  of  war  was  transferred  to  North  and  South  Carolina.  The 
Virginia  troops  had  gradually  decreased  in  number  in  four  years, 
by  losses,  expiration  of  enlistment,  etc.,  from  six  thousand  to  two 



thousand  five  hundred,  and  probably  few  of  the  original  organi¬ 
zations  remained.  Colonel  Buford  was  in  Virginia  early  in  1780 
enlisting  new  men  for  the  relief  of  Charleston.  In  May  he  left 
Petersburg  with  about  three  hundred  men  and  one  field  piece, 
gathered  promiscuously  from  near  that  place,  and  had  proceeded 
as  far  as  Lanman’s  Ferry,  on  the  Santee,  where  he  received  in¬ 
telligence  of  the  surrender  of  Charleston. 

General  Huger,  senior  officer  in  Carolina,  was  asked  for  in¬ 
struction.  He  directed  Colonel  Buford  to  retire  to  Hillsborough, 
by  the  way  of  Camden,  taking  with  him  or  destroying  the  stores 
that  had  been  collected  there,  and  also  to  move  from  that  place 
thirty  or  forty  prisoners.  In  accordance  with  these  instructions, 
such  stores  as  could  not  be  taken  away  were  destroyed,  and  Bu¬ 
ford  on  the  way  to  Hillsborough  halted  to  rest  his  horses  at  Wax- 
haws  Creek,  about  nine  miles  north  of  Lancaster  Court  House. 
Cornwallis,  with  about  two  thousand  five  hundred  men,  had 
reached  Lanman’s  Ferry  a  few  days  after  Buford  left,  and  had 
moved  forward  in  pursuit,  but,  finding  it  would  be  impossible  to 
move  so  many  men  rapidly  enough  to  overtake  him,  he  detached 
Lieutenant-Colonel  Tarleton  with  two  hundred  and  forty  dra¬ 
goons  and  mounted  infantry  to  continue  the  pursuit. 

By  forced  marches  he  overtook  Buford  on  the  28th  at  Wax- 
haws  Creek,  and  sent  Captain  Kinlock  to  summons  him  to  sur¬ 
render.  Captain  Bowyer,  who  was  acting  aide  to  Buford,  was 
sent  to  meet  Kinlock,  who  refused  to  communicate  with  anyone 
but  Buford.  On  meeting  Buford  and  making  the  demands,  he 
assured  him  on  his  word  as  an  officer  and  gentleman  that  Tarle- 
ton’s  force  numbered  upwards  of  six  hundred  men,  half  of  them 
cavalry.  The  terms  proposed  were  the  same  that  had  been  given 
at  Charleston.  Buford  replied,  “I  reject  your  proposal,  and  shall 
defend  myself  to  the  last  extremity.” 

Both  parties  prepared  for  action,  and  fighting  soon  began. 
Buford  had  drawn  up  his  forces  and  covered  them  with  his 
wagons,  but  already  alarmed  by  the  report  that  they  were  out- 



numbered  and  that  they  were  no  match  for  the  British  regulars, 
they  were  thrown  into  hopeless  disorder  by  the  first  cavalry 
charge.  Buford,  seeing  that  further  resistance  was  useless,  sent 
Bowyer  with  a  flag  of  truce,  accepting  the  terms  before  offered. 
There  are  so  many  conflicting  reports  of  what  occurred-  after¬ 
ward,  that  it  is  difficult  to  determine  which  is  correct.  Tarleton, 
in  his  report,  says  that  while  he  was  conversing  with  Bowyer 
under  the  flag,  his  horse  was  shot  and  fell  on  him.  His  men,  see¬ 
ing  this  violation  of  the  flag  and  supposing  he  had  been  killed, 
attacked  the  rebels  without  order  and  could  not  be  restrained. 
Colonel  Bowyer,  in  his  account,  makes  no  mention  of  Tarleton’s 
horse  having  been  killed,  but  says  that  while  approaching  under 
sl  flag  of  truce,  Tarleton  gave  the  order  to  his  men  to  “cut  down 
the  damn  rebel,”  and  that  he  only  escaped  under  a  well-directed 
fire  from  Buford.  Most  authorities  insist  that  Tarleton  either 
paid  no  attention  to  the  flag  or  violated  it  without  excuse.  The 
patriots  had  the  most  intense  hatred  for  the  Briish  and  the 
Tories,  and  lost  no  opportunity  to  annoy  and  harass  them.  This 
was  returned  tenfold,  and  Tarleton  was  only  too  happy  to  get  an 
excuse  to  repay  some  of  Sumter’s  and  Marion’s  old  scores. 
Whether  an  opportunity  was  given  by  the  American’s  fancied 
security,  or  by  a  violation  of  the  flag  by  a  stray  shot,  the  British 
seized  it,  and  slaughtered  without  quarter  one  hundred  and 
wounded  one  hundred  and  forty  men.  The  wounded  were  so 
badly  cut  to  pieces  that  they  coud  not  be  moved.  Colonel  Buforu, 
with  about  one  hundred  men,  succeeded  in  retreating  into  Vir¬ 
ginia.  Much  importance  has  been  attached  to  this  little  action, 
because  it  seemed  the  death-blow  to  the  Americans  in  Carolina, 
and  also  on  account  of  the  brutal  cruelty  of  the  British,  which 
was  avenged  at  the  battle  of  King’s  Mountain,  where  the  watch¬ 
word,  “Buford’s  quarter,”  fired  the  hearts  of  the  patriots  to  such 
glorious  deeds. 

Virginia  records  are  meager,  both  in  Washington  and  in 
Virginia,  almost  everything  having  been  destroyed  by  fire  or 



during  the  Civil  War.  The  records  in  Washington  are  those  on 
file  in  the  War  Department  and  at  the  Pension  Bureau. 

Those  in  Virginia  consist  entirely  of  one  small  manuscript 
book  of  records  of  the  Virginia  Militia,  1777-1778,  still  kept  in 
the  state  library,  and  a  short  printed  list  of  soldiers  and  sailors. 

At  Yorktown  there  was  but  one  battalion  of  Virginia  Conti¬ 
nental  troops ;  the  others  had  been  mustered  out  or  merged  into 
the  militia,  and  had  done  glorious  service  throughout  Cornwallis’ 
campaign,  following  him  to  Yorktown  and  participating  in  that 
siege  under  Nelson,  mustering  fifteen  hundred  men. 

Colonel  Buford,  February  12,  1781,  was  made  colonel  of  the 
Third  Virginia,  and  served  in  that  capacity  until  the  close  of  the 
war.  When  mustered  out'  he  received  warrants  for  county  lands 
for  nearly  six  years’  service.  He  purchased  the  claims  of  his 
brother,  Captain  John  Thomas  Buford,  whose  blood  was  spilt 
to  help  gain  the  victory  at  the  battle  of  Point  Pleasant.  To¬ 
gether  these  warrants  were  for  nearly  fifteen  thousand  acres  of 

With  little  but  these  he  went  to  Kentucky  in  1783,  accom¬ 
panied  by  his  nephew,  John,  son  of  James  Buford.  He  secured 
the  position  of  deputy  surveyor,  and  at  once  began  to  locate  his 
land  grants,  some  of  these  on  the  Ohio  River,  in  Kentucky,  and 
some  in  Ohio,  but  the  most  valuable  were  in  the  very  heart  of 
what  is  now  the  blue  grass  country,  in  Fayette  and  Woodford 
counties.  He  settled  first  on  Dick’s  River,  in  the  “Bent.” 

The  McDowells  settled  in  Danville.  He  had  been  with  Cap¬ 
tain  Samuel  McDowell  at  Point  Pleasant,  and  in  Kentucky  they 
were  neighbors.  Here  he  met  and  married  Martha,  the  daughter 
of  his  old  friend  and  companion  in  arms,  and  in  July,  1792,  they 
moved  to  Woodford  County,  and  settled  near  Georgetown,  no<v 
Scott  County.  Here  they  spent  the  rest  of  their  lives. 

He  was  a  man  of  most  sterling  qualities,  every  impulse  up¬ 
right,  honest,  and  straightforward,  firm,  yet  loving  and  most  lov¬ 
able.  His  character  was  moulded  and  his  mind  cultivated  by 



associations,  during  the  stirring  times  of  the  Revolution,  with 
the  first  men  of  the  country.  His  attainments  were  rare,  and 
fitted  him  as  well  for  civil  pursuits  as  he  had  been  for  military. 

He  became  the  head  of  the  house  in  Kentucky,  and  his  home 
was  the  headquarters  and  rendezvous,  not  only  for  his  own 
people,  but  for  all  Kentuckians.  He  devoted  himself  to  building 
up  the  state  from  a  wilderness.  His  home  grew  into  a  magnifi¬ 
cent  estate,  in  the  very  heart  of  Kentucky’s  most  beautiful 
country.  Amidst  these  pleasing  surroundings  there  were  many 
troubles — money  was  scarce,  land  matters  so  muddled  that  no 
titles  were  safe,  lawsuits,  and  other  people’s  worries.  His  let¬ 
ters  during  this  time  contained  no  bitterness,  no  bickering,  and 
no  expressions  of  hard  feeling,  but  were  business-like  and  con¬ 
siderate.  His  last  days  were  happy  and  quietly  spent  amidst  sur¬ 
roundings  he  loved  to  feel  he  had  made. 

With  a  beautiful  and  charming  wife,  noble  sons,  and  an  idol¬ 
ized  daughter,  he  could  say,  with  pride,  “I  have  fought  a  good 

He  gave  his  sons  splendid  estates  in  his  own  neighborhood, 
and  to  his  only  daughter  the  homestead.  -1;  ^  . 

Abraham  Buford  died  June  30,  1833. 


1.  Ephraim,  first  emigrant,  was  born  in  the  north  of  Ireland, 
of  Scotch  parents;  was  conspicuous  when  a.  youth  of  sixteen  in  the 
defense  of  Londonderry,  in  1688.  He  married  Margaret  Irwin,  his 
first  cousin.  They  came  to  America  in  1729,  landing  at  Phila¬ 
delphia,  Pennsylvania,  after  the  birth  of  their  children.  They  first 
settled  in  Lancaster  County,  Pennsylvania,  but  after  a  few  years,  in 
the  Autumn  of  1737,  moved  to  Augusta  County,  Virginia,  and  were 
among  the  first  settlers  of  the  Burden  Grant.  Children — Mary  E., 
born  in  1712;  John,  1714;  Margaretta,  who  married  James  Mitchell, 
and  James. 

2.  Mary  E.,  daughter  of  Ephraim  and  Margaret  I.  McDowell, 
married  in  Pennsylvania,  1736,  James  Greenlee.  She  died  in  Rock¬ 
bridge  County,  Virginia,  1811.  Mary  Greenlee,  sister  of  James,  above, 
lived  to  be  one  hundred  years  of  age,  and  was  by  many  of  the  super¬ 
stitious  Scotch-Irish  believed  to  be  a  witch.  At  a  very  advanced  age 
she  still  rode  much  of  the  time  on  horseback. 








2.  John  (Captain),  son  of  Ephraim  and  Margaret  I.  McDowell, 
married,  in  Pennsylvania,  in  1734,  Magdalen  Woods,  whose  mother 
was  of  the  James  Campbell  Clan,  in  the  service  of  the  Duke  of 
Argyle;  her  father,  Michael,  Sr.,  was  a  son  of  John  Woods,  of 
County  Meath,  Ireland,  whose  wife  was  Elizabeth,  daughter  of 
Thomas  Worsop,  and  a  descendant  of  Adam  Loftus,  Lord  High 
Chancellor  of  Ireland  during  Queen  Elizabeth’s  reign.  Michael 
Woods,  Sr.,  was  one  of  the  first  emigrants  to  acquire  land  in  Alber- 
marle  County.  He  crossed  the  mountains  at  Woods’  (now  Jar¬ 
man’s)  Gap,  June  10,  1737.  He  patented  and  purchased  large  tracts 
of  land  at  the  headwaters  of  Mechanics  River,  including  the  Gap, 
and  on  Ivy  Creek,  in  what  is  now  Albermarle  County.  He  died  in 
1762.  Children  of  John  and  Magdalen  W.  McDowell — Samuel,  born 
in  Pennsylvania,  October  29,  1735;  James,  1739;  married  Elizabeth 
Clod;  he  died  in  1771,  she  died  in  1810,  and  Sarah  married  George 
Moffitt.  John  was  killed  December  25,  1742,  at  Balcony  Falls,  Vir¬ 
ginia,  while  in  pursuit  of  a  band  of  marauding  Indians.  Magdalen 
married,  second,  Benjamin  Burden,  son  of  the  Grantee.  After  his 
death  she  married,  third,  Colonel  Bayle  (or  Boyle?).  She  lived  to 
be  one  hundred  and  four  years  of  age. 

3.  Samuel,  son  of  Captain  John  and  Magdalen  W.  McDowell, 
married,  January  17,  1754,  in  Rockbridge  County,  Mary  McClung 
(see  below).  He  served  as  private  soldier  in  Captain  Samuel 
Lewis’  Company  at  Braddock’s  defeat;  was  a  member  of  the  House 
of  Burgesses  from  Augusta  County,  1765;  was  captain  of  a  company 
from  that  county  in  Dunmore’s  War,  1774,  and  was  under  Captain 
Andrew  Lewis  at  Point  Pleasant,  and,  with  Colonel  Field,  of  the  Cul¬ 
peper  men,  turned  defeat  into  victory.  He  was  colonel  of  a  regi¬ 
ment  of  the  militia  from  Augusta  County  during  the  Revolutionary 
War,  and  participated  in  General  Jones’  North  Carolina  campaign; 
did  most  gallant  service  at  Guilford  Court  House.  During  the 
same  time  he  was  a  member  of  the  House  of  Burgesses  from 
Augusta  and  Rockbridge  Counties;  chosen  a  member  for  Augusta 
to  the  first  Congress,  to  meet  at  Richmond,  March  20,  1775;  was  a 
member  of  the  convention  which  met  at  Williamsburg  to  declare  the 
United  Colonies  free  and  independent  states,  and  afterwards  a  mem¬ 
ber  of  the  state  council.  In  1783  he  was  appointed  surveyor  of  pub¬ 
lic  lands  in  Fayette  County,  Kentucky;  was  assistant  judge  of  the 
first  district  court  held  in  Kentucky,  at  Harrodsburg,  March  17, 
1783;  moved  to  what  is  now  Mercer  County,  1784;  wasi  one  of  the 
presiding  judges  at  the  first  county  court  held  in  Kentucky  district; 
henceforth  he  was  known  as  Judge  Samuel.  Children — 

4.  Magdalene  and  Sarah,  twins,  born  October  9,  1755.  Mag¬ 
dalene  married  Andrew  Reid;  Sarah  married  Caleb  Wallace. 

4.  John  (Major),  born  December  7,  1757,  married  his  first 
cousin,  Sarah,  daughter  of  James  McDowell,  who  died,  and  he  mar¬ 
ried,  second,  Lucy  Legrand.  Their  son,  Dr.  Nashe,  married  a  daugh¬ 
ter  of  Dr.  Daniel  Drake,  of  Cincinnati,  Ohio. 






4.  James  (Colonel),  born  April  29,  1760,  married  Mary  (Poliy) 
Paxton  Lyle,  and  settled  near  Lexington,  Kentucky.  Their  daugh¬ 
ter,  Isabella,  married  John  P.  Campbell,  whose  daughter,  Margaret 
Madison,  married  Dr.  Thomas,  Jr.,  son  of  Colonel  John  Pickett. 

4.  William  (Judge),  born  March  9,  1762,  married  Margaret 
Madison,  niece  of  President  Madison,  and  settled  in  Bowling  Green, 

4.  Samuel,  Jr.,  born  March  8,  1764,  married  Ann  Irvin.  Chil¬ 
dren —  (1)  Mary,  born  June  12,  1787,  married  June  13,  1805,  to  Wil¬ 
liam  Sterling,  born  January  25,  1783.  He  died  November,  1840, 
and  she  died  January  28,  1869.  They  had  four  childien.  (2)  John 
Adair,  born  May  12,  1789,  married,  November  9,  1809,  to  Lucy  Todd 
Starling,  born  October  11,  1790.  He  died  September  30,  1823,  and 
she  died  September  28,  1870.  (3)  Abraham  Irvin,  born  April  24, 

1793,  married,  1817,  to  Eliza  Lord,  son  of  Major  General  Irvin  Mc¬ 
Dowell,  born  in  Columbus,  Ohio,  October  15,  1818.  He  married 
Helen  Burden,  of  Albany,  New  York.  Children — Helen,  Henry  and 
Janette.  General  McDowell  died  in  San  Francisco,  May  4,  1885. 
(4)  Eliza,  married  Nathaniel  Rochester,  of  Bowling  Green,  Ken¬ 

4.  Martha,  born  January  20,  1766,  married  Colonel  Abraham 
Buford  (see  Abraham,  of  John  and  Judith). 

4.  Joseph,  born  September  13,  1768,  married  Sarah  Irvin,  born 
March  12,  1773  (sister  of  Ann,  wife  of  Samuel).  Children — Anne, 
married  Abraham  Caldwell;  Charles;  Sarah,  married  Michael  Sulli- 
vant;  Margaret,  married  Joseph  Sullivant;  Caleb,  Magdalen,  mar¬ 
ried  Caleb  Wallace. 

4.  Ephraim  2d  (Dr.),  the  distinguished  surgeon,  born  Novem¬ 
ber  11,  1771,  married  Sarah,  daughter  of  Governor  Isaac  Shelby. 

4.  Mary,  born  January  11,  1772,  married,  October  10,  1794,  to 
Alexander  Keith  Marshall,  born  1770.  Children — Maria,  Lucy. 
Charles  T.,  James  Keith,  Samuel  and  Jane.  James  Keith  was  born 
March  2,  1802,  married,  1827,  to  Catherine  Calloway  Hickman  (see 
Hickman  under  John  Buford,  Sr.,  of  Simeon).  Children — Bettie, 
John  L.,  Alexander  K.,  Mary  McDowell  and  Kate  C.  James  K. 
Marshall  died  July  4,  1866.  His  daughter,  Bettie,  married  Henry 
Buford  (see  Charles  of  Abraham). 

4.  Caleb,  born  April  17,  1774,  married  his  cousin,  Betsy,  daugh¬ 
ter  of  Joseph  McDowell. 

MARTHA  McDOWELL  BUFORD  was  a  fitting  wife  for  her 
husband.  Reared  amidst  the  thrilling  scenes  of  border  life,  she 
grew  up  self-reliant,  helpful  and  strong,  mentally  and  physically, 
with  that  innate  refinement  that  comes  only  from  a  long  life  of 
noble  ancesters.  Her  letters,  many  of  which  the  writer  has  been 








fortunate  enough  to  get  possession  of,  are  indicative  of  great 
character.  They  are  full  of  tenderness,  and  discuss  politics,  re¬ 
ligion  and  family  matters,  expressed  with  the  quaint,  old-fash¬ 
ioned  elegance  of  a  noble  woman.  She  mentions  with  much  pride 
that  her  son  Charles  had  just  returned  from  the  East,  where  he 
had  met  and  dined  with  President  Adams,  and  of  William  having 
just  returned  from  Yale  College,  and  of  his  marriage,  and  says, 
“We  think  his  wife  most  amiable.”  Her  last  days  were  full  of 
happiness  and  comfort.  She  was  always  thrifty  and  energetic 
and  devotedly  religious,  being  a  Presbyterian  by  inheritance  from 
her  Scotch-Irish  ancestors.  When  no  longer  able  to  get  about, 
she  sat  knitting,  with  her  B;«ble  in  her  lap,  which  she  read  through 
three  times  a  year.  She  died  July  6,  1835. 

The  early  settlers  of  Kentucky  brought  with  them  their 
family  customs  and  traditions,  and  their  homes  had  no  counter¬ 
part  elsewhere,  except  in  Virginia,  and  in  England.  They  were 
clannish,  loved  their  people,  and  were  nothing  if  not  hospitable. 
Their  farms  grew  into  great  estates,  with  beautiful  pastures 
filled  with  the  finest  stock  in  America,  and  well-cultivated  fields 
of  grain  and  hemp. 

7.  CHARLES,  son  of  Colonel  Abraham  and  Martha  (Mc¬ 
Dowell)  Buford,  married  Henrietta  Adair,  daughter  of  Governor 
John  Adair,  of  Kentucky,  born  in  South  Carolina,  1757,  died 
May  19,  1830.  Children — Henry,  born  October,  1822;  Martha, 
born  1824.  Henrietta  A.  Buford  died,  and  Charles  married,  Jan¬ 
uary  20,  1835,  Lucy  Ann  Duke,  born  January  11,  1814.  Children 
— Basil  Duke,  born  December  11,  1835,  died  May  23,  1891; 
Charles,  Jr.,  November  18,  1837 ;  Louis  Marshall,  November  6, 
1839;  Charlotte,  November  6,  1841;  Susan  McClung,  July  20, 
1844;  Henrietta,  June  27,  1847;  Lucy,  June  22,  1849;  Blanche, 
December  15,  1851 ;  Agatha,  1852-1853,  died,  1861 ;  George,  Oc¬ 
tober  1,  1856. 

Charles  Buford  was  a  graduate  of  Yale  College,  a  man  of 
genius,  literary  and  mechanical,  sweet-tempered  like  his  father. 

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with  a  charming  and  refined  manner.  After  marrying  he  settled 
near  Georgetown,  Scott  County,  Kentucky,  in  the  neighborhood 
of  his  father’s  homestead.  He  married  a  second  time  while  living 
here,  and  here  were  born  his  children.  In  1854  or  1856  he  tired 
of  farming  and  of  country  life  and  moved  to  Rock  Island,  Illi¬ 
nois,  where  he  engaged  in  coal  mining  and  manufacturing,  ac¬ 
cumulating  a  large  fortune.  Charles  Buford  died  January  4, 

Lucy  Ann  Duke  Buford  died  July  8,  1895. 

8.  HENRY,  son  of  Charles  and  Henrietta  A.  Buford,  mar- 


ried,  November  14,  1844,  Elizabeth  (Bettie)  Marshall,  who  was 
born  July  18,  1825.  Child — Henry  Marshall,  born  November  30, 

Henry  Buford  died  1848. 

Bettie  M.  Buford  died  1896.  (See  Mary,  of  Samuel  Mc¬ 

9.  HENRY  MARSHALL  BUFORD  when  twelve  years  of 
age  entered  Centre  College,  where  he  graduated  in  1864,  receiv¬ 
ing  the  highest  honors  of  his  class.  He  studied  law  with  Garrett 
Davis,  of  Paris,  and  attended  Harvard  law  school,  from  whicii 
he  graduated  in  1866.  In  1867  he  began  the  practice  of  law  in 
Lexington,  and  soon  took  rank  as  one  of  the  brightest  young  law¬ 
yers  of  the  Blue  Grass  Capital.  For  nearly  thirty  years  he  con¬ 
tinued  to  practice  here,  and  once  or  twice  during  this  time  he 
held  office.  He  was  master  commissioner  of  the  Circuit  Court 
from  1877  to  1880,  and  was  judge  of  Common  Pleas  Court  from 
August,  1886,  to  August,  1890.  Judge  Buford  was  elected  city 
solicitor  of  Lexington  in  1895.  His  father,  Henry  Buford,  was 
a  native  of  Scott  County,  removing  to  Fayette  County  after  ma¬ 
turity,  where  he  made  his  home  until  his  death  in  1849.  His 
mother,  Bettie  Marshall  Buford,  was  a  native  of  Mason  County. 

Henry  Marshall  Buford  died  May  25,  1897. 



8.  MARTHA  (Pattie),  daughter  of  Charles  and  Henrietta 
A.  Buford,  married  James  S.  Jackson.  Child — James  Buford, 
captain  United  States  Army. 

James  S.  Jackson,  born  September  27,  1823,  graduating 
from  Jefferson  College,  Pennsylvania,  studied  law  at  Transyl¬ 
vania  University  and  began  practice  in  1845.  In  his  twenty- 
fourth  year  he  was  chosen  captain  of  the  Lexington  company, 
of  Marshall’s  regiment,  for  the  Mexican  War.  Finding  that  his 
friend,  Cassius  M.  Clay,  was  about  to  be  left  out  of  service,  by 
General  Owsley’s  refusal  to  appoint  him  a  colonel,  Jackson  re¬ 
signed  his  captaincy  that  Clay  might  be  chosen  in  his  place,  and 
served  under  him  as  a  private.  While  in  Mexico,  serving  as  a 
lieutenant,  he  became  involved  in  a  quarrel  with  Colonel  Thomas 
Marshall,  which  resulted  in  a  duel.  Jackson  resigned  from  the 
service  to  escape  trial  by  court-martial.  He  resumed  the  practice 
of  law  in  Hopkinsville,  Kentucky.  He  was  an  emancipationist, 
but  was,  in  1857,  elected  to  the  Legislature  from  Christian 
County,  one  of  the  largest  slave-holding  counties  in  the  state. 
He  was  defeated  for  Congress  in  1859,  but  was  elected  in  1861 ; 
served  with  distinction  the  first  session,  and  left  his  seat  to  go 
to  the  front  as  colonel  of  the  Third  Kentucky  Cavalry,  and  was 
with  Buell  in  his  campaign  in  Kentucky,  Tennessee,  Mississippi 
and  Alabama.  For  his  arduous  and  efficient  service  he  was  pro¬ 
moted  to  brigadier-general  and  left  at  the  head  of  his  command, 
at  Perryville,  October  8,  1862. 

8.  CHARLES,  JR.,  son  of  Charles  and  Lucy  Ann  Duke 
Buford,  married  Mary  Postelwaite.  Children — Harriet,  born 
October,  1867 ;  Charles  3d,  August,  1869. 

Charles  Buford,  Jr.,  died  June  7,  1870. 

8.  LOUIS  MARSHALL,  son  of  Charles  and  Lucy  Ann 
Duke  Buford,  married  at  Cincinnati,  Ohio,  January  22,  1873, 
Mary  L.  Slevin,  who  was  born  October  22,  1842.  Children,  all 
born  at  Rock  Island,  Illinois — Anne,  November  27,  1873;  Char¬ 
lotte,  August  29,  1875,  died  February  22,  1882 ;  Teresa,  August 



29,  1875,  died  March  27,  1877;  Charles  S.,  September  30,  1876; 
Louis  Marshall,  May  20,  1878;  May  L.,  February  6,  1880,  died 
April  5,  1880;  Basil  Duke  2d,  May  6,  1881;  John  T.,  March  27, 
1883,  died  December  5,  1887. 

Louis  M.  Buford  served  during  the  Civil  War  as  major  on 
the  staff  of  General  James  S.  Jackson,  until  his  death,  and  after 
that  on  the  staff  of  General  Thomas  L.  Crittenden.  He  was 
United  States  Consul  at  El  Paso,  Mexico,  during  President  Cleve¬ 
land’s  administration.  He  resides  in  El  Paso,  Mexico. 

9.  ANNE,  daughter  of  Louis  M.  and  Mary  S.  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried,  March  1,  1897,  James  Wiley  Magoffin. 

8.  SUSAN  McCLUNG,  daughter  of  Charles  and  Lucy  Ann 
Duke  Buford,  married,  June  17,  1869,  Major  Theodore  Edson, 
United  States  Army.  Child — Agatha  Buford,  born  June  4,  1870. 
Major  Edson  died  November  17,  1870. 

9.  AGATHA  BUFORD,  daughter  of  Theodore  and  Susan 
Buford  Edson,  married,  December  14,  1893,  Lloyd  Horwitz 
Chanler,  United  States  Navy.  Child — Theodore  Edson,  born 
December  26,  1894. 

8.  HENRIETTA,  daughter  of  Charles  and  Lucy  Ann  D. 
Buford,  married,  August  17,  1876,  Thomas  Fry  Barbee.  No 
children.  Henrietta  Buford  Barbee  died  September  25,  1895. 

8.  GEORGE,  son  of  Charles  and  Lucy  Ann  D.  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried,  November  10,  1885,  Fannie  L.  Christopher,  who  was  born 
August  12,  1860.  Children — Kenneth  McDowell,  born  November 
13,  1886;  Hiram  Christopher,  November  6,  1891. 

7.  WILLIAM  McDOWELL,  son  of  Colonel  Abraham  and 
Martha  M.  Buford,  married,  at  Lancaster,  Kentucky,  April  17, 
1828,  Margaret  Eliza,  born  January  25,  1811,  daughter  of  George 
and  Eleander  Bainbridge  Robertson.  Children — Martha  Mc¬ 
Dowell,  born  July  4,  1829;  George  Robertson,  February  11,  1831, 
died  September  8,  1832;  Eleander  McIntosh,  September  2,  T835; 
Charles  Alexander,  September  9,  1837 ;  Mary  Katherine,  August 
31,  1839;  William  Robertson,  April  3,  1842;  Marcus  Bainbridge, 



July  10,  1844;  Margaret  Elizabeth,  born  November  19,  1846; 
Mary  Duke,  born  December  7,  1850. 

William  McDowell  Buford  died  at  Elkwood,  Woodford 
County,  Kentucky,  August  15,  1867.  Margaret  E.  R.  Buford 

died  also  at  Elkwood,  Kentucky,  January  27,  1879. 

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William  McDowell  (Scott)  Buford  had  a  charming  person¬ 
ality,  being  much  like  his  handsome  father  in  appearance  and  in¬ 
heriting  the  lovable  and  gentle  manner  of  his  mother.  As  a  young 
man,  the  costume  of  the  day,  knee-breeches,  dress  coat  and  dainty 
ruffles,  lent  grace  to  his  stately  bearing,  and  he  attracted  fav¬ 
orable  attention  wherever  he  appeared.  He  spent  three  years  at 
Yale,  and  on  his  return  studied  law  with  his  future  father-in-law, 
Judge  Robertson,  of  Lancaster,  Kentucky.  It  was  there  he  met 
and  married  Margaret  Eliza  Robertson.  He  never  practiced 
law,  as  every  instinct  led  him  to  follow  in  the  footsteps  of  his 
ancestors,  who  had  loved  lands  and  fine  stock. 

After  his  marriage  they  lived  on  a  farm  in  Franklin  County, 
Kentucky,  near  the  old  Harmony  Church.  Here  their  first  two 
children  were  born,  but  it  was  far  from  their  old  home,  and  they 
found  it  lonely  and  uninviting.  After  his  father’s  death,  in  1834 
or  1835,  he  bought  a  large  tract  of  land  in  Woodford  County, 
Kentucky,  near  Midway.  This  he  made  into  a  beautiful  home, 
building  a  residence  then  palatial,  which  he  named  “Elkwood,” 
from  the  Elkhorn  Creek,  which  almost  surrounded  the  property. 
Here  all  their  other  children  were  born  and  reared  amidst  sur¬ 
roundings  almost  feudal. 

“Elkwood”  was  in  the  heart  of  the  blue  grass  country,  and 
after  his  home  was  finished  he  devoted  himself  to  farming,  stock- 
raising  and  the  importing  and  breeding  of  race  horses.  Here 
were  raised  some  of  Kentucky’s  most  celebrated  thorough-breds, 
among  them  Minstrel,  Melody,  Mollie  Jackson,  Laura  Farris,  and 
the  queen  of  all,  Idlewild.  Horse  racing  (at  that  time  confined 
to  Virginia  and  Kentucky)  was  never  profitable;  gentlemen  bred 






and  raised  fine  horses  for  the  improvement  of  stock  and  their  own 

During  the  trying  times  before  and  during  the  Civil  War 
he  was  a  staunch  Unionist,  and  his  three  sons  were  in  the  army 
and  navy,  while  his  two  sons-in-law  were  in  the  Southern  -Army. 

A  peculiar  state  of  affairs  existed,  for  a  new  set  of  people 
had  sprung  up  who  were  so  aggressively  loyal  that  the  safety  of 
many  of  his  old  friends  (Southern  Sympathizers)  was  menaced. 
Feeling  that  the  second  commandment,  “Thou  shalt  love  thy 
neighbor  as  thyself,”  was  indeed  as  binding  as  the  first,  he  drew 
around  these  a  circle  of  his  influence,  and  all  joined  forces  when 
it  became  necessary  to  protect  themselves  against  guerillas  and 
home  guards. 

He  quietly  accepted  the  emancipation  of  his  slaves,  feeling 
solicitude  for  them  only;  many  of  them  never  left  their  home, 
and  those  who  did  went  sorrowfully  to  worse  slavery  and  degra¬ 

He  was  a  man  of  true  grit,  tempered  with  the  greatest  dis¬ 
cretion,  a  leader  among  his  people,  commanding  love  and  respect. 
William  Buford,  son  of  Simeon,  was  his  neighbor;  in  contradis¬ 
tinction,  William  McDowell  was  called  “Scott  Billy,”  and  he 
adopted  Scott  as  his  middle  name.  The  other  William  was  known 
as  “Colonel  Billy.” 

Margaret  Eliza  Buford  was  a  woman  of  remarkably  strong 
characteristics.  Born  of  Scotch-Irish  ancestors,  she  inherited 
their  noble  qualities  of  thrift,  indomitable  energy  and  thought¬ 
fulness  for  others.  Self-reliant,  but  thoroughly  unselfish  and 
courageous,  she  dominated  her  home  by  love  and  tenderness. 
She  raised  a  large  family,  who,  none  of  them,  ever  became  quite 
accustomed  to  being  from  under  her  wing.  She  survived  her 
husband,  and,  although  everything  except  the  homestead  had 
gone  with  the  war,  she  successfully  managed  the  farm  until  her 




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George,  son  of  Alexander  and  Margaret  Robertson,  born  No¬ 
vember  18,  1790,  married  at  Lexington,  Kentucky,  November  28, 
1809,  to  Eleanor  McIntosh  Bainbridge,  who  was  born  at  Lake  Sen¬ 
eca,  New  York,  April  17,  1794.  She  was  the  daughter  of  Dr.  Peter 
Bainbridge,  of  Lancaster,  Kentucky  (cousin  of  Commodore  Bain¬ 
bridge,  U.  S.  Navy),  and  Eleanor  James  McIntosh,  the  only  daug- 
ter  of  General  Alexander  McIntosh,  of  South  Carolina.  Children — 
Margaret  Eliza,  born  January  25,  1811;  Eleanor  McIntosh,  January 
28,  1813;  Mary  Oden  Epps,  May  5,  1815,  died  June  20,  1833;  Charlotte 
Corday,  June  14,  1817;  Alexander  Hamilton,  March  17,  1819;  Bain¬ 
bridge,  December  13,  1822,  died  February  9,  1833;  Martha  Jane, 
July  24,  1824,  died  May  17,  1826;  George  S.  McKee,  November  2, 
1827,  died  December  12,  1832;  James  Bainbridge,  October  4,  1831; 
George,  Jr.  (Boston),  born  May  12,  1838,  died  December  12,  1856. 

Judge  George  Robertson  died  May  16,  1874. 

Eleanor  Bainbridge  Robertson  died  January  13,  1865. 

In  1805-1806  he  was  at  Transylvania  University;  1806-09.  study¬ 
ing  law  at  Lancaster,  Kentucky;  admitted  to  the  bar  1811;  declined 

appointment  as  registrar  of  the  Land  Office.  St.  Louis,  Missoni  i, 
1812;  prosecuting  attorney,  Garrard  County,  Kentucky,  and  assessor 
of  direct  tax  of  his  congressional  district,  1816;  elected  to  Congress, 
youngest  member  in  the  house,  1818;  re-elected  to  Congress;  offered 
appointment  as  governor  of  Arkansas  and  the  Mission  to  Colombia 
by  President  Monroe,  and  was  appointed  minister  to  Peru  by  Presi¬ 
dent  Adams;  1820  elected  to  Congress  for  the  third  term;  while  in 
Congress  he  was  of  the  committees  of  internal  improvements,  of 
judiciary  and  of  private  land  claims,  and  in  1820  he  initiated  by 
bill  the  present  system  of  selling  public  lands;  1821  resumed  his 
law  practice  in  Lancaster;  1822'  resigned  his  seat  in  Congress, 
declined  appointment  as  attorney-general  of  Kentucky,  tendered  by 
Governor  Adair,  and  also  judgeship  of  Fayette  District;  Kentucky 
Legislature  1823-27;  speaker  of  the  House  for  three  years;  1828 
declined  the  nomination  for  governor  of  Kentucky;  secretary  of 
state  and  appellate  judge  December  16,  1829;  commissioned  chief 
justice  of  Kentucky,  resigned  April  1,  1843;  professor  of  constitu¬ 
tional  law,  equity  and  international  law,  Transylvania  Univernity, 
1834-1848;  elected  to  the  Legislature  1848;  1851  speaker  of  the 
House;  appellate  judge  and  chief  justice  1864-71.  He  died  May  16, 

“Kentucky  has  produced  from  her  soil,  distinguished  as  many 
of  them  have  been  in  every  department  of  life,  no  son  whose  name 
she  will  inscribe  higher  in  her  list  of  worthies.” 

8.  MARTHA  McDOWELL,  daughter  of  William  McDowell 
and  Margaret  E.  R.  Buford,  married,  May  12,  1846,  Willis  F. 



Jones.  Children — William  Buford,  born  May  10,  1847 ;  Eliza¬ 
beth,  January  31,  1849;  Henry  Irwin,  May  15,  1851,  died  April 
17,  1858;  Bland,  February  22,  1854;  Ellen  Buford,  January  19, 
1857 ;  Florine,  January  18,  1860,  died  November  5,  1862.  Willis 
F.  Jones  was  killed  in  the  battle  of  Petersburg,  Virginia,  serving 
on  the  staff  of  General  Field,  Confederate  States  Army,  July, 
1862.  Marthy  McDowell  Buford  Jones  died  February  25,  1866. 

9.  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  Willis  F.  and  Martha  Mc¬ 
Dowell  Buford  Jones,  married,  October,  1874,  to  Samuel  T.  Leavy, 
of  Woodford  County,  Kentucky.  Children — George  T.,  born 
January  1,  1876;  Lawrence,  August  7,  1879;  Elizabeth  Elsie, 
July  1,  1883. 

9.  BLAND,  son  of  Willis  F.  and  Martha  McDowell  Buford 
Jones,  married,  at  Versailles,  Kentucky,  November  29,  1878,  to 
Sallie  Colvin.  Children — Willis  2d,  born  March  11,  1880;  Bland, 
Jr.,  November  6,  1882;  Annia  Colvin,  July  23,  1887.  Bland 
Jones  died  January  27,  1890. 

9.  ELLEN  BUFORD,  daughter  of  Willis  F.  and  Martha 
McDowell  Buford  Jones,  married,  at  Versailles,  Kentucky,  No¬ 
vember  29,  1877,  to  Handy  Berryman.  Children — Elizabeth 
(Bessie)  born  October  18,  1878;  Lela,  February  10,  1886;  Buford, 
March  12,  1896. 

8.  ELEANOR  McINTOSH,  daughter  of  William  McDowell 
and  Margaret  E.  Robertson  Buford,  married  October  25,  1853, 
to  George  Whitfield  Troutman,  of  Georgia.  Child — William  Bain- 
bridge,  born  January  29,  1858,  and  died.  Eleanor  McIntosh  Bu¬ 
ford  Troutman  died  February  5,  1858.  George  W.  Troutman 
died - .  He  served  in  Confederate  States  army. 

8.  CHARLES  ALEXANDER,  son  of  William  McDowell 
and  Margaret  E.  Robertson  Buford,  married  October  29,  1861, 
to  Ellen  Mathews,  who  was  born  November  21,  1841.  Children — 
John  M.,  born  November  8,  1862;  Martha  Jones,  May  25,  1864; 
Charles  H.,  August  15,  1866;  William  S.,  June  11,  1868,  died 
August  18,  1870;  Marcus  Bainbridge,  August  26,  1876;  Sallie 



M.,  July  5,  1880,  died  May  24,  1891;  Henry  M.,  April  22,  1882; 
Elizabeth  R.,  January  25,  1871. 

Charles  A.  Buford  was  commissioned  major  United  States 
Volunteers,  1861;  appointed  assistant  adjutant-general  on  Gen¬ 
eral  Nelson’s  staff,  which  position  he  held  at  Nelson’s  death, 
when  he  was  appointed  major  of  Colonel  Fry’s  Third  Kentucky 
Regiment  and  served  until  after  the  battle  of  Corinth,  when  he 
resigned  on  account  of  injuries  received,  from  which  he  event¬ 
ually  died,  July  22,  1898. 

9.  JOHN  M.,  son  of  Charles  A.  and  Ellen  Buford,  married, 
in  Lincoln,  Nebraska,  April  16,  1890,  to  Fern  K.  Peterson,  who 
was  born  August  11,  1870.  Child — John  M.  Jr.,  born  December 
18,  1893. 

9.  MARTHA  JONES,  daughter  of  Charles  A.  and  Ellen 
Buford,  married,  in  New  Orleans,  Louisiana,  April  11,  1895,  to 
W.  0.  Pomerade,  who  was  born  January  28,  1850.  Child — A 
girl,  born  January,  1897. 

9.  CHARLES  H.,  son  of  Charles  A.  and  Ellen  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried,  in  Lincoln,  Nebraska,  September  23,  1890,  to  Maggie  Baker, 
who  was  born  November  2,  1869. 

9.  ELIZABETH  R.,  daughter  of  Charles  A.,  and  Ellen 
Mathews  Buford,  married,  December  22,  1897,  to  Frank  M.  Cock- 
cill.  One  daughter,  born  December,  1898. 

8.  MARY  KATHERINE,  daughter  of  William  McDowell 
and  Margaret  E.  Robertson  Buford,  married,  February  24,  1869, 
to  Dr.  Marcus  E.  Poynter,  who  died  at  Midway,  Kentucky,  April 
24,  1889;  his  wife  died  January  26,  1923. 

8.  WILLIAM  ROBERTSON,  son  of  William  McDowell 
and  Margaret  E.  Robertson  Buford,  married  Sallie  Dobyns,  Octo¬ 
ber  27,  1868.  Child — Thomas  Dobyns,  born  September  1,  1869. 
William  R.  Buford  is  living  at  306  Union  Avenue,  Chattanooga, 
Tennessee,  age  81  years.  His  sister,  Margaret  Elizabeth  (Mrs. 
Milton  P.  Craig),  at  Corpus  Christi,  Texas,  age  76  years,  the 
only  survivors  of  William  McDowell  Buford’s  family. 


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9.  THOMAS  DOBYNS,  son  of  William  Robertson  and  Sal- 
lie  Dobyns  Buford,  was  successor  of  Captain  Marcus  Bainbridge 
Buford  in  the  Society  of  Cincinnati,  and  is  also  a  member  of  Sons 
of  The  Revolution. 

8.  CAPTAIN  MARCUS  BAINBRIDGE,  son  of  William 
McDowell  and  Margaret  E.  Robertson  Buford,  married,  at  St. 
Paul’s  Church,  Erie,  Pennsylvania,  January  20,  1870,  to  Mary 
Jordan  Reed  Hunter.  Captain  Marcus  Bainbridge  Buford  was 
the  author  and  compiler  of  the  first  BUFORD  BOOK  of  which 
due  credit  has  been  acknowledged ;  was  a  cadet  at  United  States 
Naval  Academy,  Newport,  Rhode  Island,  November  9, 1861 ;  grad¬ 
uated  at  Annapolis,  Maryland,  October  25,  1865;  midshipman, 
China  Station,  1865-1869;  promoted  to  ensign  December  20, 
1866 ;  master,  March  12, 1868 ;  lieutenant,  March  26, 1869 ;  United 
States  steamship  Michigan,  June  to  October,  1869;  Washington, 
District  of  Columbia,  October,  1869,  to  August,  1870;  European 
station,  1871-1874;  United  States  steamship  Michigan,  October, 
1874,  to  October,  1875;  North  Atlantic  squadron,  October,  1875, 
to  1877 ;  Washington,  District  of  Columbia,  Navy  Yards,  1877  to 
1880 ;  Pacific  station,  1880  to  1883 ;  promoted  to  lieutenant-com¬ 
mander  October  28,  1881 ;  Washington,  District  of  Columbia, 
Navy  Yard,  January,  1880,  to  December,  1884;  lighthouse  in¬ 
spector,  headquarters,  New  Orleans,  Louisiana,  January,  1885, 
to  April,  1886;  resigned  January  1,  1888;  commissioned  volun¬ 
teer  lieutenant-commander  May  12,  1898 ;  in  the  navy  for  the 
Spanish- American  War,  commander  United  States  Steamer  Abar- 
enda;  mustered  out  January  7,  1899,  at  the  close  of  the  war; 
entered  the  United  States  Army  Transport  Service,  as  captain, 
March  20,  1899,  commanding  transport  Grant  to  July,  1900; 
commanding  transport  Thomas,  since. 

Marcus  Bainbridge  Buford  died  in  Paris,  France,  during 
the  World  War,  December  8,  1914,  age  70  years.  His  wife,  Mary 
Jordan  Hunter  Buford,  died,  Paris,  France,  in  September,  1909. 








Both  remains  were  brought  back  to  Erie,  Pennsylvania,  for  in¬ 

Mr.  Buford  was  a  member  of  the  Society  of  the  Cincinnati 
and  Richmond,  Virginia.  After  his  death  his  nephew,  Thomas 
Dobyns  Buford,  son  of  William  Robertson  and  Sallie  Dobyns 
Buford,  succeeded  him  in  this  Fraternity. 

8.  MARTHA  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  William  McDowell 
and  Margaret  E.  Robertson  Buford,  married,  July  15,  1873,  to 
Milton  P.  Craig.  Children — Margaret  Robertson,  born  July  28, 
1874;  Mary,  November  2,  1877 ;  William  Buford,  March  6,  1881. 

9.  MARGARET  R.,  daughter  of  Milton  P.  and  Margaret 
E.  Buford  Craig,  married  Benton  J.  Hickman,  at  Versailles,  Ken¬ 
tucky,  in  1879. 

8.  MARY  DUKE,  daughter  of  William  McDowell  and 
Margaret  E.  Robertson  Buford,  married,  November  12,  1880,  to 
Lee  Miller,  of  Washington,  District  of  Columbia.  Children — 
Mary  Duke,  born  October  13,  1881,  married  Mr.  Shapleigh,  as¬ 
sists  in  the  office  of  United  States  Shipping  Boerd  Emergency 
Fleet  Corporation,  Washington,  District  of  Columbia ;  Katheryne 
Gear,  born  July  3,  1883,  died  in  October,  1921;  Rozina  Angelina, 
September  28,  1885,  lives  in  Chattanooga,  Tennessee;  Margaret 
B.,  August  9,  1887,  died  in  November,  1921 ;  Charles  Ligaedi, 
October  20,  1891,  died  in  1915;  Basil  Duke,  June,  1897,  lives  in 
Los  Angeles,  California. 

Lee  Miller  died  in  January,  1919,  and  his  wife  died  in  Octo¬ 
ber,  1919. 


Dr.  Frederick  Winston  Miller,  Sr.,  born  May  15,  r795,  in  the 
state  of  New  York,  married,  May  t5,  r8I5,  to  Mary  Johnson  of 
Washington,  D.  C.,  died  April  22,  1855,  in  Waterford,  Pennsylvania. 
He  was  the  third  physician  to  practice  in  Waterford,  Pennsylvania, 
where  he  lived  from  1827  till  his  death.  He  served  on  the  staff  of 
General  Jerrmiah  Miller  during  the  War  of  1812  (enlisted  at  17 
years);  he  was  collector  of  the  Port  of  Blakeley,  Alabama  (now 
Mobile,  Alabama),  in  1822;  was  commissioned  Captain  of  Baldwin 




Battalion,  9th  Brigade,  4th  Division  of  Militia  of  Alabama,  March 
15.  1822,  by  the  Governor,  Israel  Perkins,  the  State  being  Cahabe, 
Alabama;  he  was  appointed  Indian  Agent  in  1834;  was  commis¬ 
sioned  Assistant  Surgeon  (under  act  approved  June  15,  1846),  Jan¬ 
uary  20,  1847,  by  W.  L.  Marcy,  Secretary  of  War  (signed)  James 
K.  Polk,  and  commissioned  Surgeon,  under  law  to  rank  as  such 
(Major)  from  March  3,  1848,  with  the  advice  and  consent  of  the 
Senate,  March  3,  1848,  signed  as  before,  W.  L.  Marcy,  Secretary 
of  War — James  K.  Polk.  He  served  through  the  Mexican  War,  en¬ 
tered  the  City  of  Mexico  with  General  Winfield  Scott  and  was  a 
personal  friend  of  Andrew  Jackson. 

Dr.  John  Pierce  Miller,  second  son  of  Dr.  Frederick  Winston 
Miller,  was  born  in  Mobile,  Alabama,  where  his  parents  had  gone 
from  Washington,  D.  C.  The  family  later  returned  to  Washington 
and  then  went  to  Waterford,  Pennsylvania.  He  married  Rosina 
Johnson  of  Washington,  D.  C.,  the  daughter  of  Henry  Johnson,  who 
was  associated  with  the  Post  Office  Department  the  greater  part 
of  his  life. 

At  the  time  Dr.  Miller  and  Mrs.  Miller  were  married  they  went 
to  live,  began  housekeeping,  at  a  place  on  Pennsylvania  Avenue  and 
Twelfth  Street  and  lived  there  for  a  period  of  time.  After  they 
moved  the  Kirkwood  House  (Hotel)  was  built  and  that  Hotel  stood 
for  a  long  time  and  then  was  torn  down  and  the  Raleigh  Hotel 
erected  on  the  same  site,  which  is  there  at  the  present  time.  It  is 
just  across  the  street  from  the  Post  Office  Department  and  three 
blocks  above  is  the  New  Willard  Hotel,  all  right  in  the  heart  of 

When  the  Civil  War  opened  Dr.  Miller  threw  his  fortune  with 
the  South  and  went  with  the  7th  Virginia,  Company  A.  He  served 
with  General  John  Mosby,  Joe  WTheeler  and  General  John  Morgan, 
doing  gallant  service.  He  also  served  in  a  detached  capacity  both 
as  a  soldier  and  surgeon,  going  north  often  for  medical  supplies 
for  the  Confederates,  sick  Confederates.  He  was  captured  twice, 
and  the  last  time  he  was  taken  he  was  on  his  way  into  Washington 
to  see  his  little  family.  He  was  taken  to  the  Old  Capitol  Prison 
and  confined  there  for  some  months  and  later  condemned  to  die. 
but  through  the  efforts  of  his  splendid  wife  and  helpmeet,  and 
other  members  of  his  family,  he  was  paroled  and  sent  north,  where 
he  had  many  hardships,  and  his  family  suffered  greatly  during  this 
time.  Broken  in  health,  due  to  hardships  of  the  War,  after  the 
War  he  went  to  Kentucky  where  he  was  killed  by  accident  soon 
after  reaching  that  state. 

Dr.  J.  P.  Miller  and  Mrs.  Miller  had  four  sons,  Frank,  Lee, 
Charles  Lesardi  and  John  Pierce.  John  Pierce  resides  in  Washing¬ 
ton,  D.  C.,  at  the  present  time.  He  is  the  only  living  member  of 
this  family. 

Lee  Miller,  second  son  of  Dr.  John  Pierce  Miller,  was  born  in 
Erie,  Pennslyivania,  October  1,  1854.  He  never  lived  in  Erie  as  his 
family,  parents,  resided  in  Washington,  D.  C.  He  spent  a  portion 



of  his  youth  in  Woodford  County,  Kentucky,  later  going  to  Wash¬ 
ington,  D.  C.,  where  he  went  to  Georgetown  College  for  a  period  and 
then  was  sent  out  by  the  United  States  Geological  Survey,  under 
Clarence  King,  to  take  charge  of  his  employees  in  Old  Mexico,  and 
he  was  one  of  the  premiers  in  the  new  opening  of  that  Republic. 

General  Marcus  J.  Wright  was  interested  with  Mr.  Clarence 
M.  King  at  that  time.  These  men  went  to  Mexico  to  reopen  silver 
mines  for  the  U.  S.  Government.  And  Lee  Miller  brought  back 
specimen  ores  for  the  Smithsonian  Institute  at  Washington,  D.  C. 

His  work  on  the  East  Portal  of  the  Southern  Railway  Tunnel 
through  Lookout  Mountain  at  Chattanooga,  also  engineering  done, 
bringing  the  tunnel  together,  will  stand  as  a  monument  to  his  abil¬ 
ity  for  a  long  time  to  come.  Also  Stringers  Ridge  Tunnel  through 
Walden’s  Ridge  at  Chattanooga  shows  his  skill  as  well  as  work 
done  on  the  million  dollar  Power  plant  at  Jackson,  Georgia. 

Just  before  his  death  he  was  Highway  Commissioner  for  Ken¬ 
tucky  and  had  been  constructing  highways  through  Metcalf  County, 
Kentucky,  but  he  passed  before  this  work  was  completed. 

He  died  as  he  had  lived,  full  of  activity,  working  up  to  the 
time  of  his  death. 

He  was  a  good  father,  a  most  genial  and  companionable  man, 
and  honorable  in  all  things,  always  doing  things  constructive  and 
never  destructive — a  builder. 

He  died  at  St.  Joseph’s  Hospital,  Lexington,  Kentucky,  after  a 
brief  illness,  just  shortly  after  he  had  come  up  from  Metcalf  County, 
and  was  buried  in  the  Lexington  Cemetery,  where  his  wife,  Mary 
Duke  Buford,  was  laid  beside  him  eight  months  later. 

Lee  Miller  had  six  children,  Mary  Beaufort,  Katherine  McDowell, 
Rozina  Angelique,  Margaret  Bainbridge,  Charles  Lesardi  and  Basil 
Duke.  Charles  Lesardi,  Margaret  Bainbridge  and  Katherine  Mc¬ 
Dowell  are  all  dead.  Rozina  Angelique  lives  in  Chattanooga,  Marie 
Beaufort  Shapleigh  in  Washington,  D.  C,,  and  Basil  Duke  in  Los 
Angeles,  California. 

Lee  Miller  died  January  19,  1919,  and  his  beloved  wife,  Mary 
Duke  Buford  Miller,  died  October  3,  1919. 

Jamen  Miller,  great  uncle  of  Lee  Miller,  was  a  man  of  note. 
He  was  the  Hero  of  the  Battle  of  Lundy  Lane,  and  when  told  by 
his  superior  officer  to  take  the  Battery,  he  replied,  “I’ll  try,  Sir,’’ 
and  these  words  of  his — this  sentence — is  the  motto  of  the  New 
Hampshire  State  Flag.  He  was  afterwards  the  first  governor  of 
Arkansas,  and  Nathaniel  Hawthorne  writes  of  him  in  the  “Scarlet 

Joaquin  Miller,  the  Poet  of  the  Sierras,  was  a  cousin  of  Lee 
Miller,  and  quite  well  known  as  a  writer  both  in  the  West  and  East, 
especially  in  California,  as  the  State  of  California  made  a  memorial 
of  his  famous  cabin  that  once  stood  on  Meridian  Hill  in  Washington. 
California  put  the  cabin  in  Rock  Creek  Park.  He  lived  in  Wash- 
ton  for  a  long  time;  also  wrote  for  the  Washington  Post. 




Jean  Antoine  Lesardi  (called  De  Severin,  during  the  French 
Revolution,  as  he  had  to  take  another  name  for  protection  during 
that  time),  was  the  son  of  Jean  Baptiste  Lesardi  of  Turin,  Province 
of  Piedmont,  Italy.  He  married  at  Camagnole,  Italy,  to  Elizabeth 
Negri.  They  had  three  children,  Catherine  Angelique,  Victoria 
Pauline,  and  Charles  Boniventure.  He  took  a  leading  part  in  the 
Revolution,  always  defending  the  Royal  Family.  After  the  Fall 
of  the  Royalty  he  threw  his  fortune  with  Napoleon  the  First.  He 
had  charge  of  the  Quartermaster  Department  and  was  with  Napol¬ 
eon  in  many  campaigns.  He  served  well.  His  regiment  was  the 
21st  Regiment  of  Dragoons.  He  died  before  the  fall  of  Napoleon, 
his  death  due  to  many  hardships  of  the  Napoleonic  Wars. 

His  death  was  reported  to  the  Emperor  Napoleon  by  Captain 
Georges,  and  his  right  name  was  given,  Jean  Antoine  Lesardi.  He 
was  born  in  1772  and  died  at  Saintis,  1813. 

Following  his  death  his  widow,  Elizabeth  Lesardi,  came  to 
America,  leaving  France  March  27,  1817,  her  passport  being  dated 
that  date.  With  her  three  children  she  came  direct  to  Washington, 
D.  C.,  and  as  she  had  ample  means  she  at  once  bought  a  home. 
She  bought  the  place  called  “Widow’s  Mite.”  This  place,  estate, 
is  one  of  the  most  beautiful  in  Washington  today,  and  has  been 
recently  bought  by  the  Masonic  Order  on  which  to  build  a  temple, 
and  it  will  be  called  Temple  Heights. 

At  the  time  that  Mrs.  Lesardi  bought  this  place  it  had  more 
acreage  than  at  the  present  time  and  there  were  two  adjoining 
farms.  Ivalorama  was  one,  and  the  other  one  was  Holomede.  Both 
of  these  have  been  platted  and  apartments  built  on  them.  There 
is  a  wonderful  legend,  story,  about  this  place  of  Mrs.  Lesardi’s,  and 
Widow’s  Mite  is  the  name  of  it  to  this  day.  This  is  the  legend: 

This  from  the  Evening  Sta?\  May  5,  1877,  copied  from  the 
Advocate ,”  under  title,  “The  Story  of  an  Oak.”  “The  Council  Oak,” 
a  great  tree,  still  stands  to  guard  the  place.  The  story  is  that  of 
a  white  woman,  a  Mrs.  Noyes,  and  her  husband  and  two  children 
taken,  captured  by  the  Indians.  The  husband  was  killed  and  one 
of  the  children,  but  she  and  her  baby  girl  were  spared.  She 
was  taken  to  the  hilltop  where  dwelt  Monnacasset,  Chief  of  the  Ana- 
costas.  Monnacassett  offered  her  her  freedom  to  go  and  come  as  the 
other  women  of  his  tribe  if  she  would  become  his  squaw.  This  she 
indignantly  refused  to  do.  As  she  would  not  become  his  squaw  he 
told  her  she  was  his  prisoner,  and  said,  “You  shall  not  wander 
beyond  the  shade  of  this  Oak  (the  Council  Oak).”  Years  passed  and 
the  baby,  Gwawa,  grew  into  little  girlhood,  and  her  playmate,  Y 
Tschagarag,  a  captive  white  boy.  Then  came  a  clash  between  the 
Indians  and  the  white  men.  This  time  the  Indians  were  defeated 
and  Monnacasset  was  killed  and  a  treaty  between  the  remaining 
Indians  and  the  white  men  was  signed  under  this  Oak.  Mrs.  Noyes 



acting  as  interpreter.  The  Indians  took  Tschagarag  with  them — 
he  chose  to  go  with  them.  Several  of  the  white  men  offered  Mrs. 
Noyes  a  home  but  she  would  accept  none  but  the  one  that  a  Mr. 
Cochrane  made,  who  said  he  would  build  a  small  house  for  her 
under  the  shadow  of  the  Oak.  The  prison  Oak,  the  cabin,  was 
built,  and  she  lived  there  many  years  with  her  colored  servant. 
Her  daughter  grew  up  and  one  day  Tschagarag,  with  a  new  name', 
Davi,d  Noorse,  came  back  to  visit  them.  He  had  been  recaptured 
by  white  men,  who  had  taken  him  to  New  York  where  he  had  been 
educated  as  an  architect.  So  David  and  Gwawa  Hope  were  mar¬ 
ried.  Two  years  after  Gwawa’s  marriage  Mrs.  Noyes  died,  and  the 
will  she  left  is  given  in  detail:  “I,  Magdalena  Noyes,  bequeath  my 
daughter,  Gwawa,  and  her  husband,  Tschagarag,  all  my  property, 
consisting  of  land,  the  house  I  live  in  being  the  center  thereof, 
the  house  and  all  therein  contained,  furniture,  personal  effects, 
belonging  to  me.  And  if  contentment,  the  germ  of  happiness,  be 
transferable,  may  you  receive. 

“I  have  also  three  requests  which  I  beg  you  to  fulfill;  the  first 
is  to  retain  our  colored  servant,  that  is,  provide  amply  for  him  in 
old  age;  the  second,  to  bury  me  at  the  base  of  the  hill  on  which 
stands  our  dwelling;  third,  is  to  regard  the  Oak  which  overspreads 
our  cottage  as  a  sacred  relic;  cherish  it  through  life  as  a  talisman 
of  a  resigned  sufferer.  And  should  you  be  blessed  with  offspring 
instill  them  with  reverence  for  the  tree  as  will  transmit  from  gen¬ 
eration  to  generation.  These  fulfilled,  accept  my  thanks  and  con¬ 
sider  the  little  I  give  you,  dear  children,  as  the  Widow’s  Mite  to 
her  posterity. 

“Your  Affectionate  Mother,  Magdalena  Noyen.” 

Mrs.  Lesardi  lived  there  until  her  death  in  1852,  and  one  of 
her  granddaughters,  Meme  Johnson,  was  born  there.  Both  Mrs. 
Lesardi  and  her  daughter,  Mrs.  Kinchee,  and  her  son-in-law,  Mr. 
Kinchee,  were  buried  at  the  foot,  base,  of  the  hill,  in  the  family 
burying  ground,  and  long  after  a  street  had  to  be  made,  Florida 
Avenue  was  put  through  the  cemetery  and  the  bodies  had  to  be 
removed,  and  they  now  rest  in  Rock  Creek  Cemetery. 

Mrs.  Lesardi  had  three  daughters,  Mrs.  Henry  Johnson  (Cath¬ 
erine),  Mrs.  Ritter  and  Mrs.  Kinchee,  and  one  son,  Charles  Boni- 
venture,  who  died  first.  Mrs.  Johnson  was  the  mother  of  Rozina 
Johnson,  the  wife  of  Dr.  John  Pierce  Miller.  Lee  Miller  was 
their  son. 


The  Johnson  family  is  one  of  the  old  families  of  America. 
Mary  Johnson,  the  wife  of  Dr.  Frederick  Winston  Miller,  came  from 
Maryland  and  was  of  the  family  of  Maryland  Johnsons,  and  the 
first  Governor  of  Maryland  was  her  kinsman.  This  man  Thomas 
Johnson  was  the  first  Governor  of  Maryland,  and  the  home  of  this 
man  still  stands  at  Frederick,  Maryland.  Rose  Hill  Manor  is  the 








name  of  the  estate.  Thomas  Johnson  was  a  General  of  the  Revo¬ 
lutionary  War.  He  was  born  November  4,  1732,  in  Calvert  County, 
Maryland,  the  son  of  Thomas  Johnson  and  Dorcas  Sedgwick.  He 
was  married  February  16,  1776,  to  Ann  Jennings,  only  daughter  of 
Thomas  Jennings,  of  Annapolis,  Maryland.  Louise  Catherine  John¬ 
son,  the  wife  of  John  Quincy  Adams,  also  was  of  this  Johnson  fam-  { 
ily.  John  Quincy  Adams,  President  of  the  United  States. 

7.  MARY,  daughter  of  Colonel  Abraham  and  Martha  Mc¬ 
Dowell  Buford,  married,  February  5,  1822,  to  James  Keith  Duke, 
who  was  born  March  12,  1799.  Children — Abraham  Buford, 
born  November  25,  1822;  Basil,  February  28,  1824;  William, 
April  17,  1825;  Charlotte,  December  17,  1826;  Mary  Buford, 
September  27,  1828,  died  June  16,  1878;  Martha  McDowell,  June 
25,  1830;  Henrietta,  July  20,  1835;  Carolina,  January  10,  1838; 
James  Keith,  Jr.,  September  2,  1839,  and  Lucy,  July  13,  1842. 

James  Keith  Duke  died  August  2,  1863.  Mary  Buford  Duke 
died  April  1,  1891. 

8.  ABRAHAM  BUFORD,  son  of  James  K.  and  Mary  Bu¬ 
ford  Duke,  married,  first,  Charlotte  Payne,  October  20,  1853. 
Children — James  Keith  3d,  born  December  18,  1856;  Kate,  June 
9,  1860.  Abraham  B.,  married  for  second  wife,  Annie  Arm¬ 
strong,  February  9,  1864.  Child — Buford  Duke,  born  February, 
1869,  and  died  August  4,  1869. 

Abraham  Buford  Duke  died  June  28.  1875.  Annie  Arm¬ 
strong  Duke  died  September  29,  1886. 

9.  JAMES  KEITH,  3d,  son  of  Abraham  Buford  and  Char¬ 
lotte  Payne  Duke,  married,  June  9,  1880,  to  Mrs.  Mary  Fernan¬ 
des.  Children — Robert  Keith,  born  June  3,  1882,  died  January 
14,  1883 ;  Buford  Kerr,  March  29,  1884. 

9.  KATE,  daughter  of  Abraham  Buford  and  Charlotte 
Payne  Duke,  married  Henry  P.  Chenowith,  June  8,  1882.  Children 
— Buford  Duke,  born  January  17,  1885;  Julia  Shultz,  October  25, 
1886;  Annie  Armstrong,  May  15,  1891. 

8.  BASIL,  son  of  James  K.  and  Mary  Buford  Duke,  mar¬ 
ried  Adelaide  Anderson,  April  10,  1851.  Children — Henry  B., 
born  December  5,  1854,  and  James  Clay,  April  26,  1855. 

1 6  S 


Basil  Duke  died  June  20,  1885. 

9.  HENRY  B.,  son  of  Basil  and  Adelaide  Duke,  married 
Susan  Waddell,  November  9,  1881.  Child — William  W.,  born 
October  18,  1882.  Susan  Waddell  Duke  died  July  23,  1884,  and 
Henry  B.  Duke  married  for  second  wife,  Eva  Gentry. 

9.  JAMES  CLAY,  son  of  Basil  and  Adelaide  Duke,  married 
Nellie  Morgan  Farrar,  October  26,  1881.  Child — Sallie  F.,  born 
August  18,  1882. 

8.  WILLIAM,  son  of  James  K.  and  Mary  Buford  Duke, 
married,  January  27,  1848,  to  Carrie  P.  Hickman,  who  was  born 
November  21,  1829.  (See  Hickman  John  Buford,  of  Simeon). 
Children — Mary,  born  July  5,  1850;  Charlotte,  January  23,  1854; 
Carrie,  October  17,  1855;  James  K.,  4th,  August  4,  1857 ;  Mar¬ 
garet,  September  27,  1859;  William,  Jr.,  September  15,  1861; 
Martha  Rowland,  September  11,  1864;  Lucy  S.,  August  27,  1866. 
Carrie  P.  H.  Duke  died  September  23,  1866.  William  Duke  mar¬ 
ried  for  second  wife,  Ella  Duerson,  July  22,  1868,  who  was  born 
May  1,  1842,  and  died  November  13,  1892. 

William  Duke  died  January  22,  1896. 

9.  CHARLOTTE,  daughter  of  William  and  Carrie  P.  H. 
Duke,  married  C.  L.  Chrisman,  November  21,  1872. 

9.  CARRIE,  daughter  of  William  and  Carrie  P.  H.  Duke, 
married  William  M.  Kenny.  She  died  March  25,  1896. 

9.  MARGARET,  daughter  of  William  and  Carrie  P.  H. 
Duke,  married  Edwin  C.  Roberts,  May  19,  1880. 

9.  WILLIAM,  JR.,  son  of  William  and  Carrie  P.  H.  Duke, 
married  Henrietta  Stonestreet,  March  14,  1887. 

9.  MARTHA  ROWLAND,  daughter  of  William  and  Carrie 
P.  H.  Duke,  married  Lawson  Edward  Tarlton,  December  5,  1893. 

8.  CHARLOTTE,  daughter  of  James  and  Mary  Buford 
Duke,  married  Rev.  E.  G.  Strahan,  July  5,  1853.  Children — 
Mary,  David,  Caroline  and  James  D.  Charlottee  Duke  Strahan 
died  July  24,  1877.  Rev.  E.  G.  Strahan  died  September  12,  1874. 



9.  MARY,  Daughter  of  Rev.  E.  G.  and  Charlotte  Duke 
Strahan,  married  Samuel  Warren,  June  5,  1883. 

9.  CAROLINE,  daughter  of  Rev.  E.  G.  and  Charlotte  Duke 
Strahan,  married  Isaac  S.  Warren,  June  22,  1880. 

8.  MARTHA  McDOWELL,  daughter  of  James  K.  and 
Mary  Buford  Duke,  married,  May  9,  1854,  to  John  Buford,  3rd, 
son  of  John  and  Ann  Bannister  Buford.  Children — James  Duke, 
born  July  26,  1855,  died  April  5,  1874;  Pattie  McDowell,  October 
14,  1857,  died  July  28,  1863. 

General  John  Buford  died  December  16,  1863.  Martha  Duke 
Buford,  married  September  11,  1873,  to  B.  H.  McGown,  who  was 
born  October  29,  1806,  and  died  August  29,  1881. 

8.  HENRIETTA,  daughter  of  James  K.  and  Mary  Buford 
Duke,  married,  May  1,  1856,  to  Edgar  Keenon,  who  was  born 
August  3,  1833.  Children — Mary  Duke,  born  July  30,  1857 ; 
James  D.,  January  22,  1859;  Jennie,  April  13,  1861;  Adam  C., 
July  19,  1862;  Edgar,  Jr.,  June  24,  1864;  Bessie  C.,  June  2,  1871. 
Edgar  Keenon  died  December  4,  1882. 

9.  MARY  DUKE,  daughter  of  Edgar  and  Henrietta  Duke 
Keenon,  married,  March  25,  1880,  to  Robert  A.  Shoemaker,  who 
was  born  March  27,  1854.  Children — Sarita,  born  February  11, 
1885;  Joe  Henry,  October  13,  1890. 

9.  JAMES  D.,  son  of  Edgar  and  Henrietta  Duke  Keenon, 
married  Annie  Robinson,  May  27,  1891. 

9.  JENNIE,  daughter  of  Edgar  and  Henrietta  Duke 
Keenon,  married,  January  1,  1884,  to  John  W.  Penn,  who  was 
born  April  17,  1839.  Children — John  B.,  born  February  1,  1885 ; 
Joe  H.,  July  13,  1886;  Edgar  K.,  August  24,  1888. 

9.  ADAM  C.,  son  of  Edgar  and  Henrietta  Duke  Keenon, 
married  Ida  Wood,  October  24,  1884.  Children — Abbie,  born 
January  15,  1887 ;  Robert  L.,  April  3,  1889;  Edgar  3rd,  June  12, 



9.  EDGAR,  JR.,  son  of  Edgar  and  Henrietta  Duke  Keenon, 
married  Annie  Becker,  June  1,  1884.  Child — Jennie,  born  April 
3,  1887. 

8.  CAROLINE,  daughter  of  James  K.  and  Mary  Buford 
Duke,  married,  October  2,  1856,  to  Green  Clay  Smith,  who  was 
born  July  2,  1830.  Children — Eliza  C.,  Mary  B.,  James  D.,  Caro¬ 
line  and  Green  Clay. 

General  Green  Clay  Smith  died  June  29,  1895.  He  was  born 
July  2,  1832,  in  Richmond,  Kentucky.  He  was  the  son  of  John 
Speed  and  Eliza  Lewis  Clay  Smith,  who  was  the  daughter  of 
General  Green  Clay.  He  graduated  at  the  Transylvania  Law 
Department  in  1852,  and  practiced  law  a  number  of  years  in 
Covington,  Kentucky.  At  the  age  of  sixteen  he  went  to  the  War 
with  Mexico  as  second  lieutenant  in  Captain  James  Stone’s  com¬ 
pany.  He  was  offered  a  position  on  General  Marshall’s  staff 
for  gallant  and  meritorious  conduct  in  capturing  a  noted  Mexican 
guerilla  and  three  hundred  prisoners,  with  one  hundred  men. 
He  volunteered  in  the  Civil  War  as  private  soldier  in  Captain 
Foley’s  regiment;  was  appointed  major  Third  Kentucky  Cavalry; 
resigned  to  accept  colonelcy  of  the  Fourth  Kentucky  regiment; 
Brigadier-general,  1862;  wounded  at  Lebanon,  Tennessee;  de¬ 
feated  Forrest  at  Rutherford  Creek,  Tennessee;  promoted  to 
brevet  major-general  for  gallant  and  meritorious  service;  re¬ 
signed,  1863,  to  take  his  seat  in  Congress,  to  which  he  had  been 
elected  while  on  the  field;  elected  second  time;  resigned  to  ac¬ 
cept  position  of  governor  of  Montana,  appointed  by  President 
Johnson ;  resigned  In  1869  to  enter  the  Baptist  ministry,  in  which 
capacity  he  served  for  twenty  years.  In  1876  he  was  candidate 
of  the  Prohibition  party  for  president. 

9.  ELIZA  C.,  daughter  of  Green  Clay  and  Caroline  Duke 
Smith,  married  James  Hawlins,  June  8,  1881. 

8.  JAMES  K.  JR.,  son  of  James  K.  and  Mary  Buford  Duke, 
married  Pauline  Bruce.  Children — Mary,  James,  5th,  Henry 
Bruce  and  Richard.  James  K.  Duke,  Jr.,  died  October  7,  1894. 



9.  MARY,  daughter  of  James  K.  Jr.,  and  Pauline  Bruce 
Duke,  married  Fletcher  Cowherd  of  Kansas  City,  Missouri,  Jan¬ 

uary,  1886. 

8.  LUCY,  daughter  of  James  K.  and  Mary  Buford  Duke, 
married  John  A.  Steele,  August  15,  1866.  Children — Mary  Duke, 
born  March  7,  1869;  Theophilus,  March  2,  1871,  died  June  10, 
1871.  Lucy  Duke  Steele  died  March  10,  1871.  John  A.  Steele 
married  second  wife,  Frances,  daughter  of  John  C.  Breckinridge. 

9.  MARY  DUKE,  daughter  of  John  and  Lucy  Duke  Steele, 
married  Theodore  Hams,  of  Versailles,  Kentucky,  June  24,  1897. 




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The  picture  on  the  right  is  the  home  of  Captain  Henry  Bu¬ 
ford,  built  before  the  Revolution.  The  one  on  the  left  was  built 
by  Captain  Pascal,  his  youngest  son.  These  buildings  still  stand. 
There  is  a  two-story  frame  building  on  the  left  of  the  brick,  back 
and  down  the  slope  a  little  way  is  the  large  dining  room  with  a 
veranda  all  around.  In  earlier  days  there  was  a  large  kitchen  a 
little  further  down  the  slope.  Then  the  cabins  for  the  negroes. 
On  down  the  slope  one  would  go  to  the  lovely  old  spring  house 
with  its  cool,  crystal  water  flowing  in  a  continual  stream  from  the 
big  spring  above.  Up  the  slope  on  the  other  side  is  the  well  kept 
place,  the  City  of  the  Dead,  where,  for  several  centuries,  the 
family  have  been  laid  to  rest.  We  regret  that  we  cannot  give  a 
better  view  of  it,  but  this  is  the  best  we  can  do. 

6.  HENRY,  son  of  John  and  Judith  Early  Beauford,  born 
in  Culpeper  County,  Virginia,  September  19,  1751,  married, 
March  22,  1771,  to  Mildred  Blackburn,  of  Norfolk,  Virginia. 
Children — Elizabeth,  born  August  8,  1773;  Thomas,  March  11, 
1776;  Abraham,  December  13,  1778;  Henry,  Jr.,  February  17, 
1781 ;  Prudence,  July  23,  1783 ;  Paschal,  February  14,  1791 ;  Julia 
Ann,  April  17,  1793;  Mary  Malinda  (Polly),  July  14,  1795. 
Mildred  Blackburn  Buford  died  Easter  Monday,  April  19,  1802. 
Captain  Henry  Buford  married  for  his  second  wife,  Jane  Kent 
Quirk,  October  17,  1805,  widow  of  Major  Thomas  Quirk,  of  the 

Captain  Henry  Buford  died  at  “Locust  Level,”  Bedford 
County,  Virginia,  December  31,  1814.  He  was  allowed  as  captain, 
under  date  of  November  6,  1777,  for  pay,  rations,  etc.,  for  his 
company,  Bedford  County,  Virginia,  £388,  11s,  Id — “Archives  of 
the  Virginia  State  Militia,  December  23,  1776,  to  December  18, 
1788.”  He  was  one  of  the  presiding  Magistrates  of  Bedford 
County  in  1782,  and  high  sheriff  from  1790  to  1795. 



Captain  Henry  Buford  assisted  in  establishing  American  In¬ 
dependence  during  the  War  of  the  Revolution,  as  the  record  of  his 
services,  which  follows,  will  show.  The  records  in  the  Clerk’s 

Office  of  the  County  Court  of  Bedford  County,  Virginia,  show 


that  Henry  Buford  was  Captain  of  a  Military  Company  during 
the  Revolutionary  War;  those  on  file  in  the  City  of  Richmond, 
Virginia,  show  that  he  and  his  company  were  paid  for  their 
service.  The  Order  Book  (not  paged)  of  Bedford  County  Court 
of  January  28,  1777,  show  that  Henry  Buford  and  others  were 
recommended  as  suitable  persons  to  be  appointed  as  Justices  of 
the  Peace,  and  that  he  qualified  as  such,  August  25,  1777,  and 
thence  forward  acted  in  that  capacity.  The  following  is  a  memo¬ 
randum  of  the  authority  of  the  foregoing  statements:  See  the 
records  of  the  County  Court  of  Bedford  County  in  the  order 
book  of  the  court,  July  28,  1777 ;  see  the  Revolutionary  Archives 
of  State  of  Virginia  on  file  at  the  Virginia  State  Library,  Rich¬ 
mond,  Virginia;  see  Order  Book  (not  paged)  of  Bedford  County 
Court,  Bedford  City,  Virginia;  January  28,  1777,  and  August 
25,  1777 ;  also  Virginia  Magazine,  Vol.  VI.,  page  403.  These 
dates  are  all  that  is  necessary  for  one  if  he  wish  to  join  the  or¬ 
ganization  of  the  Sons  or  Daughters  of  the  American  Revolution. 
Trace  your  line  back. 

Something  very  remarkable — John  and  Judith  Early  Beau- 
ford  had  six  sons,  and  they  were  all  officers  in  the  Revolutionary 
War,  namely:  Captain  John  Thomas.  Captain  James,  Captain 
William,  Colonel  Abraham,  Captain  Henry  and  Ensign  Simeon 

All  these  lines  can  be  traced  back,  as  nearly  every  other 
branch  of  the  Buford  family  may  trace  their  ancestors  back  to 
the  men  who  did  service  in  the  Revolution. 


William  and  Elizabeth  Blackburn,  of  Christchurch  Parish.  Mid¬ 
dlesex  County.  Virginia.  Children — Elizabeth  and  Martha,  born 
September  26.  1714;  William.  June  12.  1717;  Hannah.  August  30. 
1719;  Thomas,  July  30,  1721,  died  September  25,  1727,  and  Edward, 
November  30.  1729. 



Edward,  son  of  William  and  Elizabeth  Blackburn,  married  Ann 
— .  Children — George,  born  January  16,  1746  or  1747;  William, 

October  18,  1749  ;  Julius,  who  married  Miss  Scruggs  and  Mildred  who 
married  Henry  Buford. 

George,  son  of  Edward  and  Ann  Blackburn,  married,  October  12, 
1771,  Prudence  Berry,  born  November  5,  1754.  They  went  from  Vir¬ 
ginia  to  Woodford  County,  Kentucky.  Children — George,  Luke, 
Jonathan,  who  married  Prudence  Buford,  who  was  the  father  of  Cap¬ 
tain  William,  and  progenitor  of  the  St.  Louis  family;  William, 
father  of  Henry  Churchhill,  of  Illinois;  Edward,  of  Woodford  County, 
Kentucky,  known  as  “Uncle  Ned,”  father  of  Dr.  Luke  P.,  late  gover¬ 
nor  of  Kentucky,  of  Joseph  C.  S.,  United  States  Senator  from  Ken¬ 
tucky,  and  James,  late  secretary  of  the  state  of  Kentucky,  Mrs. 
White,  Mrs.  Holloway,  and  Dr.  Churchhill  J.,  who  married  Lydia 
Paxtin,  and  was  the  father  of  Frank  A. 

Other  Blackburns  of  Middlesex  County,  Dorthy,  died  January  5, 
1726;  Ann,  married,  July  21,  1728;  Joshua  Allford,  married,  July  15, 
1769,  Jermiah  Spencer;  Rogers,  married,  first,  December  24,  1770, 
Elizabeth  Owen,  and  second,  December  30,  1779,  Jane  Hackney;  Eliza¬ 
beth,  married,  December  3,  1785,  to  John  Hodges;  Jean,  married, 
February,  1790,  to  Nelson  Daniel;  Pauline  Anderson,  married,  Jan¬ 
uary  10,  1797,  to  Sallie  Hodges;  Benjamin,  granted  pension  Decem¬ 
ber,  1793,  for  service  at  Point  Pleasant. 

7.  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  Henry  and  Mildred  Black¬ 
burn  Buford,  married,  April  1,  1790,  to  John  Hopkins  Otey. 
Children — Parmelia,  John  Buford,  Prudence  Buford,  Harriet  P., 
Nelson  Horatio,  Eliza  J.,  Julia  Ann,  Edwin  W. 


Dr.  William  Leftwick  Otey  married  Kittie  Logwood.  Their 
daughter,  Nannie  L.,  married  James  B.  McClellan,  and  died  October 
11,  1862.  Kittie  Logwood  was  first  cousin  of  Mary  Otey  Left¬ 
wick,  who  married  Pleasant  M.  Goggin  (son  of  Stephen  and 
Rachel  Mooreman  Goggin,  the  grandparents  of  Honorable  William 
L.  Goggin),  brother  of  Parmelia  Goggin,  who  married  Samuel  Clem¬ 
ens,  from  whom  Mark  Twain  descended.  Dr.  William  L.  was  the  son 
of  Frazier  and  Mildred  Leftwich  Otey.  Frazier  was  the  son  of  Cap¬ 
tain  John  Otey,  a  soldier  in  the  Revolution,  who  moved  from*  New 
Kent  to  Bedford  about  1775-1777.  His  wife  was  Mary  Hopkins,  born 
July  14,  1739,  daughter  of  John,  son  of  Dr.  Arthur  Hopkins,  ancestors 
of  Bishop  Otey  of  Missouri. 

8.  PARMELIA,  daughter  of  John  H.  and  Elizabeth  B.  Otey, 
married  James  Gwatkin.  Children — Charles  Anderson,  Cather¬ 
ine  and  James  (died  young). 



9.  CHARLES  ANDERSON,  son  of  James  and  Parmelia 
B.  Gwatkin,  married,  October  7,  1845,  to  Mary  Isabella  Black¬ 
ford.  Children — Thomas  Blackford,  Charles  Otey,  Mary  Stern- 
berger,  Caroline  Elizabeth,  Royall,  Nannie  McClellan  and  William 
Graham.  They  live  in  Richmond,  Virginia. 

10.  CHARLES  OTEY,  son  of  Charles  A.  and  Mary  B. 
Gwatkin,  married  Nettie  Kline. 

10.  JAMES,  son  of  Charles  A.  and  Mary  B.  Gwatkin,  mar¬ 
ried  Balling  Weisiger,  of  New  York. 

10.  MARY  STERNBERGER,  daughter  of  Charles  A.  and 
Mary  B.  Gwatkin,  married  Charles  P.  Stokes.  They  live  in  Rich¬ 

10.  CAROLINE,  daughter  of  Charles  A.  and  Mary  B. 
Gwatkin,  married  Fielding  Lewis  Marshall,  Washington,  D.  C. 

10.  NANNIE  McCLELLAN,  daughter  of  Charles  and  Mary 
B.  Gwatkin,  married  Frederick  Lewis  Curtler,  of  Worchester, 

10.  WILLIAM  GRAHAM,  son  of  Charles  A.  and  Mary  B. 
Gwatkin,  married  Carlotta  Smith,  Richmond,  Virginia. 

9.  CATHERINE,  daughter  of  James  and  Parmelia  0. 
Gwatkin,  married  Calvin  Thompson,  Independence,  Missouri. 

8.  JOHN  BUFORD,  son  of  John  W.  and  Elizabeth  B.  Otey, 
married  Angelina  M.  Brown.  Children — Morris  B.,  died  in 
1818;  John  William,  Harriet  Emeline,  James  Coleman,  Robert 
Munroe,  Julia  H.,  Lucy  W.,  Emory  Kane  and  Virginius  Black¬ 

9.  SARAH  ANN,  daughter  of  John  B.  and  Angelina  B. 
Otey,  married,  first,  January  25,  1838,  to  Samuel  L.  Kennedy-, 
married,  second,  Samuel  H.  Saunders,  Sr.  Children — Albion 
Roberson,  born  March  31,  1845;  Virginius  Otey,  May  18,  1847; 
Thomas  Evans  and  Samuel  H.  (twins),  October  19,  1851 ;  Evelyn 
Cameron,  October  13,  1858,  and  Ernest  Linwood,  September  22, 
1860.  They  live  at  Otterville,  Cooper  County,  Missouri. 


10.  ALBION  R.,  son  of  Samuel  H.,  Sr.,  and  Sarah  O. 
Saunders,  married,  November  4,  1880,  to  Eliza  N.  Alexander. 
Children — Edith  Carrington,  born  August  3,  1881 ;  Ernest  Lin- 
wood,  March,  1883;  John  Otey,  April  23,  1886;  Lewis  Ames, 
October  3,  1888. 

10.  VIRGINIUS  OTEY,  son  of  Samuel,  Sr.,  and  Sarah  O. 
Saunders,  married,  February  12,  1873,  to  Ada  C.  Alexander. 
Children — Shields  Alexander,  born  April  20,  1874,  died  July  31, 
1887;  Virginius  Otey,  March  19,  1878;  Lola  Ada,  February  1, 
1881 ;  Paul,  1883. 

10.  THOMAS  EVANS,  son  of  Samuel  H.  and  Sarah  O. 
Saunders,  married,  October  28,  1877,  Octavia  B.  Norman.  Child 
— Albion  Roberson,  born  April  10,  1879.  Octavia  Norman, 
died  May  16,  1881. 

10.  SAMUEL  H.,  JR.,  son  of  Samuel  H.,  Sr.,  and  Sarah  O. 
Saunders,  married,  May  10,  1881,  to  Martha  Howell.  Children— 
May  T.,  born  February  20,  1862;  Sarah  Ann,  January  7,  1885; 
Henry  James,  January  17,  1886. 

Samuel  H.  Saunders,  Jr.,  died  October  21,  1886. 

10.  EVELYN  CAMERON,  daughter  of  Samuel  H.,  Sr.,  and 
Sarah  O.  Saunders,  married,  March  16,  1888,  to  Richard  H. 

10.  ERNEST  LINWOOD,  son  of  Samuel  H.,  Sr.,  and  Sarah 
O.  Saunders,  married,  February  20,  1889,  to  Mary  C.  David.  Son 
— Ernest  Linwood,  Jr.,  born  November  10,  1890. 

9.  JOHN  WILLIAM,  son  of  John  B.  and  Angelina  B.  Otey, 
married  Frances  Gwatkin.  No  children. 

9.  HARRIET  C.,  daughter  of  John  B.  and  Angelina  M.  B. 
Otey,  married,  1842,  James  B.  Ward.  Children — James  Beverly, 
born  in  1843,  died  in  1856;  Ella  Risque,  Adeline  Virginia,  John 
Gordon,  Ferdinand  Kinnerly  (died  in  1852),  Annie  Morris,  Julia 
Herbert,  Charles  Bell,  William  Goggin,  Otey  Beverly  and  Mary 
Beverly  (died  young).  They  live  in  Lynchburg,  Virginia. 




10.  ELLA  RISQUE,  daughter  of  James  B.  and  Harriet  E. 
0.  Ward,  married  Alanson  N.  A.,  Caukins,  Florida. 

10.  ADELINA  V.,  daughter  of  James  B.  and  Harriet  E. 
O.  Ward,  married,  April  21,  1869,  Thomas  E.  McVeigh.  Children 
— James  Beverly,  born  April  11,  1870,  died  July  1,  1870;  Ella 
Gordon,  August  12,  1871;  John  Herbert,  February  27,  1874; 
Henry  Ward,  June  19,  1876;  Lelia  Lee,  June  1,  1882;  Frances 
Kennerly,  January  26,  1885.  All  unmarried  and  live  in  Lynch¬ 
burg,  Virginia. 

10.  JOHN  G.,  son  of  James  B.  and  Harriet  E.  O.  Ward, 
married,  November  13,  1873,  Ella  Potter.  Children — Caroline, 
Emma,  Beverly,  Wright,  Mary,  Alice  and  Ella  Van. 

10.  ANNIE  M.,  daughter  of  James  B.  and  Harriet  E.  O. 
Ward,  married  July  19,  1876,  Francis  Johnson.  Children — 
Harriet  Louise,  Elizabeth  Risque,  Florence  Beverly,  Ruby  Mor¬ 
ris  and  Francis  Otey.  They  live  in  Florida. 

10.  JULIA  H.,  daughter  of  James  B.  and  Harriet  E.  O. 
Ward,  married,  October  13,  1881,  William  D.  Jones.  Children — 
Thomas  Winston,  born  April  11,  1883;  Julia  Herbert,  November 
21,  1885;  Harriet  Elizabeth,  December  1,  1887;  William  Dudley, 
September  5,  1891.  They  live  in  Lynchburg,  Virginia. 

10.  CHARLES  BELL,  son  of  James  B.  and  Harriet  E.  O. 
Ward,  married,  April  27,  1887,  Helen  N.  Cartwell.  Child — 
Thomas  Otey,  lives  in  Lynchburg,  Virginia. 

10.  WILLIAM  GOGGIN,  son  of  James  B.  and  Harriet  E. 
O.  Ward,  married  Jane  Kimball.  No  children. 

10.  OTEY  BEVERLY,  son  of  James  B.  and  Harriet  E.  O. 
Ward,  married,  November  27,  1885,  Kate  Shivers.  Alabama. 

9.  JAMES  C.,  son  of  John  B.  and  Angelina  M.  Otey,  mar¬ 
ried,  first,  in  1852,  Elizabeth  Claibourne.  Child — Lucy  Lee. 
Married,  second,  December  23,  1855,  Annie  M.  Patterson.  Child¬ 
ren — Richard  Cleveland  and  Walter  Whitfield.  They  live  in 



9.  ROBERT  MONROE,  son  of  James  B.  and  Angelina  E. 

Otey,  married  Helen  - .  Children — Sarah  Aneglside,  Lu¬ 

cinda  Ellen,  Ollie  Olander  Osbourne  and  Robert  Morris.  They 
live  at  Union  post  office,  Union  County,  California. 

10.  SARAH  A.,  daughter  of  Robert  M.  and  Helen.  Otey, 
married  Isaac  Addington. 

9.  JULIA  H.,  daughter  of  John  B.  and  Angelina  M.  Otey, 
married  October  20,  1857,  Morris  Leftwich.  Children — Warwick 
Otey,  died  January  3,  1859;  Willie  Morris  and  Brenda  Julia. 
They  live  in  St.  Louis,  Missouri. 

10.  WILLIS  MORRIS,  son  of  Morris  and  Julia  H.  0.  Left¬ 
wich,  married,  December  1,  1886,  Julia  A.  Mulhall.  Children — 
Burril  Otey,  Willie  Morris  (died),  Julia  Amelia  and  Susan  Mil¬ 

10.  BRENDA  JULIA,  daughter  of  Morris  and  Julia  H.  O. 
Leftwich,  married,  July  16,  1890,  Henry  Clay  Alexander.  Child — 
Morris  Leftwich. 

9.  LUCY  W.,  daughter  of  John  B.  and  Angelina  M.  Otey, 
married  Charles  H.  Kent.  Children — Robert  and  Annie.  They 
live  in  Pennsylvania. 

9.  EMORY  KANE,  son  of  John  B.  and  Angelina  M.  B. 
Otey,  married  Sarah  Allen.  They  live  in  Missouri. 

9.  VIRGINIUS  BLACKBURN,  son  of  John  B.  and  Ange¬ 
lina  H.  Otey,  married,  January  4,  1869,  Emma  Herndon.  Child¬ 
ren — Annie  Mitchell,  Julia  Emory,  Laura  Virginia,  Virginius 
Blackburn,  Jr.,  Marshall  Otey.  They  live  in  Missouri. 

10.  JULIA  EMORY,  daughter  of  Virginius  and  Emma  H. 
Otey,  married  Artie  E.  Cleveland,  September  24,  1892. 

8.  PRUDENCE  BUFORD,  daughter  of  John  H.  and  Eliza¬ 
beth  B.  Otey,  married  Isaac  N.  Otey. 

8.  HARRIET  P.,  daughter  of  John  H.,  and  Elizabeth  B. 
Otey,  married  William  N.  Sherman,  December  22,  1817.  Child¬ 
ren — Henry  Hopkins,  America  Cornelia  and  Virginia  Adams. 
They  live  in  Lynchburg,  Virginia. 



9.  HENRY,  H.,  son  of  William  N.  and  Harriet  O.  Sherman, 
married  Frances  Merrill,  June  17,  1858.  Children — John  Wil¬ 
liam,  Henry  Hopkins,  Harriet  Otey  and  Edward  Buford.  Home, 
Lynchburg,  Virginia. 

10.  JOHN  WILLIAM,  son  of  Henry  H.  and  Frances  M. 
Sherman,  married  Anne  Helbig,  January  4,  1893. 

10.  HARRIET  O.,  daughter  of  Henry  H.  and  Frances  M. 
Sherman,  married  Henry  M.  Ford,  November  22,  1882.  Children 
— Louise  Duncastle  and  Joseph  Edwin. 

9.  AMERICA  C.,  daughter  of  William  N.  and  Harriet  0. 
Sherman,  married  James  F.  Williams,  October  8,  1851.  Children 
— Frances  Otey  (died  young),  and  Wilmer  Edward  Hopkins. 
Home,  Lynchburg,  Virginia. 

10.  WILMER  E.  H.,  son  of  James  F.  and  America  S. 
Williams,  married  Margaret  S.  Humphrey,  March  31,  1880. 
Children — Cornelia  H.  (died  young),  John  Leland  and  Otey 

9.  VIRGINIA  ADAMS,  daughter  of  William  M.  and  Har¬ 
riet  O.  Sherman,  married  John  Reynal.  Son — William  A. 

10.  WILLIAM  A.,  son  of  John  and  Virginia  W.  Reynal, 
married  Cora  M.  Sosear.  Children — Walter  and  May. 

8.  NELSON  HORATIO,  born  in  1800,  son  of  John  H.  and 
Elizabeth  B.  Otey,  married,  February  18,  1822,  to  Sarah  Good- 
gray,  born  February  2,  1804.  Children — Elizabeth  Rebecca, 
Mary  Hopkins  (died  unmarried),  John  Marquis,  James  Walter, 
Callohill  Mennis,  William  Doddridge  (died  in  Confederate  States 
Army),  Daniel  Price  and  Thomas  Benton  (twins),  Alexander 
Whitfield  and  Sarah  Nelson. 

Nelson  Horatio  Otey  died  December  26,  1838.  Sarah  G. 
Otey  died  July  24,  1871. 

9.  ELIZABETH  REBECCA,  daughter  of  Nelson  H.  and 
Sarah  G.  Otey,  married  William  W.  Ray,  July  2,  1855.  Children 
— James  H.,  Susan  G.,  Longworth  G.,  John  N.  (died),  William  A. 
and  Edwin  W. 



10.  JAMES  H.,  son  of  William  W.  and  Elizabeth  R.  Ray, 
married  Rachel. E.  Hinton,  December  24,  1890.  Children — Wil¬ 
bur,  Samuel  and  Hazel  Elizabeth.  Home,  Pueblo,  Colorado. 

10.  SUSAN  G.,  daughter  of  William  H.  and  Elizabeth  R. 
Ray,  married  William  M.  Watson.  Children — John  and  Sarah 

9.  JOHN  MARQUIS,  son  of  Nelson  Horatio  and  Sarah  G. 
Otey,  married  Mrs.  Emily  Hall,  July  26,  1855.  Children — 
Thomas  Benton,  Daniel  Price  and  Sarah  Angelina. 

9.  JAMES  W.,  son  of  Nelson  H.  and  Sarah  G.  Otey,  mar¬ 
ried  Catherine  M.  Worley,  March  29,  1859.  Son — James  Calvin, 
James  Walter  Otey  was  killed  on  Weldon  Railroad,  August  24, 
1864,  in  the  Confederate  States  Army. 

10.  JAMES  CALVIN,  son  of  James  W.  and  Catherine  W. 
Otey,  married  Annie  M.  Peterson  in  1886.  Children — Richard 
Cleveland  and  Walter  Winfield. 

9.  CALLOHILL  MENNIS,  son  of  Nelson  H.  and  Sarah  G. 
Otey,  married  Harriet  E.  R.  Merrill.  Children — Mary  Virginia, 
Rosa  Lee,  Lucy  Kent,  John  Nelson  (died  infant),  and  Charles 

10.  MARY  VIRGINIA,  daughter  of  Callohill  M.  and  Har* 
riet  M.  Otey,  married  Walter  C.  Almond.  Children — John  Otey, 
Robert,  Roscoe  Conkling,  Eugene  Houston,  Charles  Rawlings, 
Jane  May,  Rubie,  Lewis  and  others. 

10.  ROSA  LEE,  daughter  of  Callohill  M.  and  Harriet  M. 
Otey,  married  Marcellus  N.  Liggan.  Child — Charlotte. 

10.  CHARLES  MENNIS,  son  of  Callohill  M.  and  Harriet 
M.  Otey,  married  Elizabeth  B.  Farrill.  Children — Silas,  Lewis, 
Elsie  and  others. 

9.  THOMAS  BENTON,  son  of  Nelson  Horatio  and  Sarah 
G.  Otey,  married,  June  19,  1861,  Susan  J.  Roder.  Children — 
James  (died),  Robert  Chesterfield,  William  Alexander,  Ger¬ 
trude,  Mary  Thomas,  Nathaniel  and  James  Monroe  (twins), 
Theresa  and  Martha. 



9.  ALEXANDER  WHITFIELD,  son  of  Nelson  Horatio 
and  Sarah  G.  Otey,  married,  January  15,  1873,  Sarah  C.  Moore. 
Children — Walter  Goodwich,  Sarah  C.,  Susan  Cornelia  (died), 
and  Alex  Bane. 

9.  SARAH  NELSON,  daughter  of  Nelson  Horatio  and 
Sarah  G.  Otey,  married  John  Fulks.  Child — William  Alexander. 

8.  ELIZA  J.,  daughter  of  John  H.  and  Elizabeth  B.  Otey, 
married,  March  18,  1828,  Thomas  M.  Jones.  Children — Sarah 
E.,  William,  John  (died),  Henry  (died),  Daniel  Price,  Thomas 
M.,  and  Elizabeth  (died). 

9.  SARAH  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  Thomas  M.  and  Eliza 
J.  0.  Jones,  married,  February,  1852,  Richard  Halley.  Children 
— Willie,  Lucy  Hopkins,  John  Henrietta,  Elizabeth  Annie,  Ada 
Price,  and  Ella  (dead). 

10.  WILLIE,  daughter  of  Richard  and  Sarah  J.  Halley, 
married,  October  5,  1871,  Preston  C.  Burton. 

10.  LUCY  HOPKINS,  daughter  of  Richard  and  Sarah  J. 
Halley,  married,  January  25,  1888,  William  B.  McMillan. 

10.  JOHN,  son  of  Richard  and  Sarah  J.  Halley,  married 
Alice  Wilson. 

10.  ELIZABETH  ANNIE,  daughter  of  Richard  and  Sarah 
J.  Halley,  married,  December  22,  1880,  Fletcher  Buford  Harvey. 
Children — Sarah  Price,  Lucy  Spriggs,  Celeste  Cleveland. 

10.  ADA  PRICE,  daughter  of  Richard  and  Sarah  J.  Halley, 
married  Samuel  Agee.  Children — Cyril  C.  and  Elizabeth  H. 

8.  JULIA  ANN,  daughter  of  John  H.  and  Elizabeth  B. 
Otey,  married,  January  21,  1835,  James  L.  Pegram.  Children — 
William  D.,  born  August  18,  1837 ;  Ella  Hopkins,  February  2, 
1839;  Mary  Prudence,  January  17,  1841;  Laura  Jane,  January 
22,  1843 ;  Thomas  Leslie,  November  29,  1844 ;  Edward  Augustus, 
April  6,  1847;  Margaret  and  Eugene  Beauharnais. 

9.  WILLIAM  D.,  married,  1864,  Virginia  Curd. 

9.  ELLA  HOPKINS,  married  in  1865,  B.  S.  Barnes. 

9.  MARGARET  VIRGINIA,  married  in  1873,  J.  W.  Miller. 


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9.  LAURA  JANE,  married  in  1863,  J.  D.  Macfarland. 

9.  EUGENE  BEAUHARNAIS,  married  Mary  Leary. 

8.  EDWIN  W.,  son  of  John  H.  and  Elizabeth  B.  Otey,  mar¬ 
ried,  July  4,  1846,  Martha  Jane  Bunton.  Children — Elizabeth 
Virginia,  James  Barnette,  Edwin  Morris,  Elijah  Hopkins,  Julia 
Angeline  Brown,  William  Walter,  Lillie  Ellen,  Robert  Monroe, 
Lucy  Mildred,  George  Watson  and  Nancy  Delinda  (died  in  in¬ 
fancy).  Edwin  W.  Otey  died  October  7,  1887,  Yamhill  County, 

9.  ELIZA  V.,  daughter  of  Edwin  W.  and  Martha  J.  Otey, 
married,  September  26,  1865,  Charles  W.  Haight.  Children — 
Jacob  Walter,  Ellen  (died),  George  (died),  Elijah,  John,  Laura, 
Celand  and  Edna.  They  live  in  Douglas  County,  Oregon. 

10.  JACOB  WALTER,  son  of  Charles  W.  and  Eliza  V.  0. 
Haight,  married,  December  15,  1888,  Jennie  Nunn.  Daughter — 
Virginia,  Wasco  County,  Oregon. 

9.  JAMES  BARNETTE,  son  of  Edwin  W.  and  Martha  J. 
B.  Otey,  married,  August  4,  1872,  Sarah  J.  Woodruff.  Children 
— Mary  Myrtle  and  Maud  (dead),  Douglas  County,  Oregon. 

9.  ELIJAH  HOPKINS,  son  of  Edwin  W.,  and  Martha  J.  B. 
Otey,  married,  December  18,  1881,  Minnie  Grey  Reed.  Children 
— Francis  Raymond,  Garnett  and  Virginia,  Douglas  County,  Ore¬ 

9.  JULIA  ANGELINE  BROWN,  daughter  of  Edwin  W.  and 
Martha  J.  B.  Otey,  married,  October  28,  1874,  William  H.  Leath- 
erman.  Children — Charles  Edwin,  James  Frederick,  Watson 
Joseph  (dead),  Douglas  County,  Oregon. 

9.  WILLIAM  WALTER,  son  of  Edwin  W.  and  Martha  J. 
Otey,  married,  June  4,  1879,  Annie  Bell  Post.  Children — Siddie 
Bell,  Lavinia  Myrtle  (dead),  Edwin  Elijah  and  Julia  Grey,  Doug¬ 
las  County,  Oregon. 

9.  LILLIE  ELLEN,  daughter  of  Edwin  W.  and  Martha 
J.  Otey,  married,  June  29,  1879,  Lane  M.  Smith.  Children — 


Robeit  Lee,  John  Edwin,  Elmer  E.,  Lillie  Virginia  and  Julia 
Maud,  Douglas  County,  Oregon. 

9.  ROBERT  M.,  son  of  Edwin  W.  and  Martha  B.  Otey, 
married,  first,  Elmatta  M.  Thralkill ;  second,  Malinda  J.  Short. 
Children — Ethel  May,  Elizabeth  Grey,  John  Monroe,  who  mar¬ 
ried  A.  May  Gardner,  Douglas  County,  Oregon. 

9.  LUCY  MILDRED,  daughter  of  Edwin  W.  and  Martha 
J.  Otey,  married  Joseph  Copeland. 

9.  GEORGE  WATSON,  son  of  Edwin  W.  and  Martha  J. 
Otey,  married,  July  9,  1887,  Matilda  J.  McConnel.  Children — 
Albert  Monroe  (dead)  and  William  Ray,  Wasco  County,  Oregon. 

P  7.  THOMAS,  son  of  Henry  and  Mildred  Blackburn  Buford, 
and  grandson  of  John  and  Judith  Buford,  of  Culpeper  County, 
Virginia,  was  born  in  Bedford  County,  Virginia,  March  11,  1776; 
when  a  young  man  went  to  Lincoln  County,  Kentucky,  where  he 
married  Elizabeth  Pierce,  May,  1797.  Children — Henry  Pierce, 
born  June  2,  1798;  Letitia  S.,  January  6,  1800;  Malinda,  Novem¬ 
ber  22,  1801;  John  B.,  November  10,  1808;  Jermiah,  March  30, 
1806;  Thomas,  Jr.,  January  10,  1809;  Betsey,  April  8,  1811; 
Julia  Ann,  May  17,  1813,  died  young. 

Thomas,  Sr.,  sold  out  in  Kentucky  and  moved  to  Overton 
County,  Tennessee.  He  was  commssioned  Lieutenant  in  the  War 
oi  1812.  In  November,  1814,  he  was  called  out  with  his  com¬ 
pany  to  protect  the  station  against  the  Indians.  During  the  ex¬ 
pedition  he  was  taken  ill,  and  died  on  his  way  home,  December 
31,  1814,  his  son,  Henry  P.,  being  with  him. 

His  wife  died  in  1827,  in  Overton  County,  Tennessee. 

8.  HENRY  P.,  son  of  Thomas,  Sr.,  and  Elizabeth  P.  Buford, 
married  Emily  Murley,  in  Overton  County,  Tennessee,  March  29, 
1823.  Children — Helen  M.,  born  in  Overton  County,  Tennessee, 
March  5,  1825;  Mary  Jane,  January  14,  1831,  in  Morgan  County, 
Illinois;  Lettuice,  February  24,  1833,  in  Macoupin  County,  Illi- 
*  nois;  William  W.  and  Thomas  J.  (twins),  March  10,  1837,  in 
Macoupin  County,  Illinois;  Elijah  R.,  April  8,  1839,  in  Macoupin 



County,  Illinois;  Julia  A.,  April  10,  1843,  in  Schuyler  County, 
Missouri,  and  four  other  children  dying  in  infancy. 

Henry  P.  Buford  and  family  left  Tennessee  and  were  among 
the  first  settlers  of  Schuyler  County,  Missouri,  locating  near 
the  Iowa  line  six  miles  north  of  Downing,  March,  1842,  where 
he  built  one  of  the  first  double  log  houses  in  that  part  of  the 
country.  It  was  there  his  family  grew  to  manhood  and  woman¬ 
hood  and  he  improved  a  250-acre  farm  and  spent  the  greater  por¬ 
tion  of  his  life. 

He  was  one  of  the  first  justices  of  the  peace  of  that  county 
and  served  in  that  capacity  a  number  of  years.  Before  the 
day  of  schoolhouses  and  churches  his  home  became  quite  a  central 
place  for  social  and  religious  meetings  for  the  early  day  settlers 
and  their  families.  In  the  year  1873,  after  seeing  the  children 
were  provided  with  suitable  homes,  he  and  his  wife,  Emily,  left 
the  old  homestead  and  spent  the  remaining  days  of  their  life 
mostly  with  their  daughter  at  her  home,  Julia  A.  Bourn,  a  few 
miles  distant,  near  Hitt,  Scotland  County,  Missouri,  where  they 
had  every  attention  necessary  for  comfort  and  happiness  in  their 
declining  years,  and  where  they  both  died,  Emily,  in  1880,  at 
the  age  of  eighty  years,  and  Henry  P.,  December  9,  1890,  at  the 
ripe  age  of  ninety-three  years. 

9.  HELEN  M.,  daughter  of  Henry  P.  and  Emily  M.  Buford, 
was  married  to  Benedict  McAtee,  October  8,  1844,  in  Schuyler 
County,  Missouri.  Children — Irenie  Letitia,  born  October  15, 
1845;  Emma  Catherine,  July  4,  1847;  George  Henry,  August, 
1849;  Julia,  July  10,  1853;  Marietta,  March  10,  1855;  Isabella, 
November  6,  1859,  and  Lucy,  May  18,  1863. 

Helen  M.  and  her  husband  moved  to  Washington  County, 
Kansas,  about  1849,  where  they  secured  and  improved  a  home¬ 
stead,  reared  their  children  and  spent  the  greater  portion  of  their 



The  husband,  Benedict  McAtee,  died  about  1880;  their  child¬ 
ren  all  married  and  have  families;  some  are  located  in  Kansas, 
others  in  Washington  and  other  parts  of  the  West. 

Helen  M.  Buford  McAtee  is  still  living  near  the  old  home¬ 
stead  in  Kansas  and  is  a  remarkable  woman  in  many  ways.  She 
has  now  reached  the  ripe  old  age  of  99  years.  She  has  17  grand¬ 
children,  28  great-grandchildren,  and  two  great-great-grandchil¬ 
dren.  She  has  always  been  a  great  student  of  the  Bible  and  news¬ 
paper  reader,  taking  quite  an  interest  in  current  events,  particu¬ 
larly  in  the  World  War,  and  notwithstanding  her  advanced  age 
she  has  been  able  to  interest  herself  by  reading,  piecing  quilts  and 
doing  fancy  work,  even  up  to  the  present  time,  1924. 

9.  MARY  JANE,  daughter  of  Henry  P.  and  Emily  Buford, 
married  Stephen  Gnash,  September  7,  1872.  They  lived  for  a 
time  at  Milton,  Iowa,  and  later  near  Hitt,  Missouri,  where  he 
died.  Since  the  death  of  her  husband  she  has  made  her  home 
with  her  sister,  Julia  A.  Bourn,  of  late  years  an  invalid,  the  ef¬ 
fects  of  a  broken  hip.  She  reached  the  age  of  92  years  and  died 
August  17,  1923. 

9.  LETTUICE  S.,  daughter  of  Henry  P.  and  Emily  Buford, 
married  John  E.  Israel,  1856,  in  Schuyler  County,  Missouri. 
Children — Henry  P.,  born  August  17,  1857,  and  Robert  E., 
August  10,  1859. 

10.  HENRY  P.,  son  of  Lettuice  S.  and  John  E.  Israel,  born 
in  Schuylar  County,  Missouri,  married  Lottie  A.  Burns,  Griswold, 
Iowa,  in  1880.  Children — Eva,  Harvey,  Irvin,  Emma,  Walter, 
Earl  and  Royal.  In  1886  he  went  with  his  family  to  Colorado, 
and  in  1904  purchased  a  ranch  in  Dallas  Valley,  Owray  County, 
finally  locating  at  Ridgway,  where  he  died. 

10.  ROBERT  E.,  son  of  Lettuice  S.  and  John  E.  Israel, 
born  August  10,  1859,  married  Mahala  Glasgow  in  1879,  in  Davis 
County,  Iowa.  Children — Elmer,  Maude,  Mattie,  Joseph,  Allie 
and  Cora.  About  the  year  1889  he  went  with  his  family  to  Owray 



County,  Colorado,  buying  a  ranch  near  Ridgway,  where  he 
and  his  family  reside. 

John  E.  Israel  was  killed  during  the  Civil  War,  September 
24,  1862,  and  his  wife,  Lettuice  S.,  married,  as  second  husband, 
Franklin  R.  French,  of  Davis  County,  Iowa,  March  24,  1872. 
They  had  one  daughter,  Cora  B.,  born  June  1,  1873.  She  married 
Frank  Sullivan,  December  31,  1891.  They  had  five  children — 
James  F.,  born  December  6,  1892,  married  Esther  Grace  Willows, 
of  Kirksville,  Missouri,  April  18,  1918.  They  have  one  son, 
“Billie”  Willows,  born  June  16,  1919,  at  Des  Moines,  Iowa.  James 
F.  Sullivan  enlisted  in  the  World  War,  U.  S.  Army,  August  27, 
1917,  discharged  October  27,  1919,  and  now  lives  at  Des  Moines, 
Iowa.  J.  Orval,  second  son  of  Cora  B.  and  Frank  Sullivan,  born 
February  9,  1896,  married  Metta  G.  McEldowney,  of  Granger, 
Missouri,  April  1,  1918.  They  have  two  children,  Cora  Katheryn 
and  Dorris  Lee.  Their  home  is  in  Davis  County,  Iowa.  J.  Orval 
Sullivan  served  his  country  in  the  World  War;  enlisted  in  the 
United  States  Army  February  23,  1918;  sailed  for  France, 
August,  1918,  and  was  discharged  February  7,  1919.  Emma 
Blanche,  daughter  of  Cora  B.  and  Frank  Sullivan,  born  Septem¬ 
ber  19,  1898,  married  Prof.  Harry  W.  Christy,  March  17,  1917. 
They  have  two  children,  Roger  Sullivan  and  Harriet  Ruth.  Home, 
Stanwood,  Cedar  County,  Iowa.  Lettie  Ellen,  daughter  of  Cora 

B.  and  Frank  Sullivan,  born  July  17,  1905,  and  Robert  L.,  born 
November  18,  1919,  are  at  home  with  their  parents,  near  Bloom¬ 
field,  Iowa. 

Lettuice  S.  Buford  died  January  25,  1892,  in  Davis  County, 

9.  WILLIAM  W.,  son  of  Henry  P.  and  Emily  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried  Margaret  E.  Hays,  December  5,  1861,  in  Schuyler  County, 
Missouri.  Children — Thomas  Lee,  born  April  12,  1863;  Mary 

C. ,  November  13,  1866;  Elma  C.,  January  25,  1869,  died  August, 






William  W.  was  an  industrious  and  enterprising  farmer 
and  stock  raiser.  He  located  shortly  after  marriage  five  miles 
north  of  Downing,  Missouri,  where  his  children  were  born  and 
he  lived  until  his  wife’s  death,  January  12,  1881.  In  April,  1881, 
he  sold  the  home  farm  in  Schuyler  County  and  bought  a  splendid 
farm  of  280  acres  near  Kilwinning,  in  Scotland  County,  Missouri, 
where  he  lived  until  his  death,  February  10,  1890.  He  was  an 
energetic  man  of  generous  public  spirit,  and  was  elected  to  two 
terms  of  office  as  Judge  of  the  County  Court  of  Scotland  County, 
dying  while  in  office. 

10.  THOMAS  LEE,  son  of  William  W.  and  Margaret  Hays 
Buford,  married  Ellen  E.  McNary,  October  22,  1882,  in  Schuyler 
County,  Missouri.  No  children.  In  early  life  he  was  engaged 
in  farming  and  stock  raising,  about  five  miles  north  of  Downing, 
Missouri,  until  April  1,  1893,  he  moved  to  Lancaster,  Missouri, 
where  he  continued  in  the  live  stock  business,  mostly  cattle,  in 
fact,  exclusively,  for  a  number  of  years.  He  was  elected  to  the 
office  of  Judge  of  the  County  Court  of  Schuyler  County  in  1890, 
being  27  years  old,  and  was  again  elected  for  a  second  term  in 
1892.  In  1898  he  was  elected  to  a  four-year  term  as  Circuit  Clerk 
and  ex-officio  Recorder  of  Deeds,  and  again  in  1902  he  was  re¬ 
elected  for  a  second  term.  At  the  expiration  of  this  second  term 
he  was  admitted  to  the  bar,  but  he  never  actively  engaged  in  the 
practice  of  law.  In  1912  he  was  elected  to  the  City  Council,  in 
which  capacity  he  served  two  terms.  In  1916  he  was  elected  Mayor 
of  Lancaster.  In  1918  he  was  re-elected  and  1920  was  elected 
again  to  serve  a  third  term,  but  at  the  end  of  the  first  year  re¬ 
signed  the  office.  In  1923  he  and  his  wife  moved  to  Kansas 
City,  Missouri,  where  they  now  expect  to  make  their  home. 

10.  MARY  C.,  daughter  of  William  W.  and  Margaret  E. 
Buford,  was  married  to  N.  E.  Calhoun,  of  Kilwinning,  Scotland 
County,  Missouri,  January  31,  1891.  Children — Lee  B.,  born 
April  30,  1892;  Clifford  N.,  March  13,  1894;  Hazel  F.,  March 
8,  1900.  Lee  B.  Calhoun  married  Myrtle  Knupp,  Scotland 



County,  February  14,  1912.  Children — Inez  H.,  born  May  30, 
1913;  Irene  Lee,  June  28,  1919;  Newton  E.,  September  3,  1921. 
Clifford  N.  Calhoun  married  Maude  H.  Richard,  April  12,  1919. 
No  children.  Hazel  F.  Calhoun  married  Grover  C.  Crook,  Octo¬ 
ber  17,  1918.  Children — Robert  E.,  born  July  25,  1919;  Claude 
E.,  December  28,  1920;  Harry  C.,  August  12,  1922.  All  reside 
in  Scotland  County. 

Mary  C.,  wife  of  N.  E.  Calhoun,  died  April,  1916. 

9.  THOMAS  J.,  son  of  Henry  P.  and  Emily  Buford,  never 
married.  He  went  to  Colorado  about  the  year  1861  and  became 
interested  in  gold  mining;  he  returned  to  the  old  home  in  Mis¬ 
souri  for  a  visit  about  1868,  remaining  only  a  short  time,  and 
then  returned  to  Colorado.  In  later  years  he  went  to  Butte  City, 
Montana,  where  he  spent  a  number  of  years,  and  died  in  August, 

9.  ELIJAH  R.,  youngest  son  of  Henry  P.  and  Emily  Bu¬ 
ford,  was  never  married,  to  the  knowledge  of  his  immediate 
family.  He  went  to  Colorado  in  the  early  sixties,  where  he  be¬ 
came  engaged  in  mining,  and  from  there  went  to  Montana  and 
other  parts  of  the  West,  and  finally  his  home  relatives  failed  to 
hear  from  him  as  to  his  whereabouts,  and  at  this  time  (1924) 
do  not  know  whether  he  is  living  or  dead. 

9.  JULIA  A.,  daughter  of  Henry  P.  and  Emily  Buford, 
married  John  J.  Bourn,  of  Hitt,  Scotland  County,  Missouri, 
January  24,  1864.  Children — Robert  H.,  born  February  1,  1865, 
died  August  19,  1884;  John  D.,  August  3,  1869. 

John  J.  Bourn  was  a  prosperous  farmer  and  stock  raiser. 
He  died  January  29,  1917.  Julia  A.  continued  to  live  on  the  old 
home  farm  of  160  acres  until  her  death,  March  6,  1923,  at  the 
age  of  80  years. 

9.  JOHN  D.,  son  of  John  J.  and  Julia  A.  Bourn,  married  Ida 
C.  Leeper,  near  Memphis,  Missouri,  October  20,  1892.  Children 
— Helen  M.,  born  December  12,  1894;  Eunice  M.,  February  26, 
1899;  Buford  L.,  May  21,  1901.  Helen  M.  graduated  from  La- 




Grange  College  and  taught  in  the  public  schools  of  Scotland 
County  and  married  Marion  F.  Billups,  of  near  Memphis,  Mis¬ 
souri,  March  13,  1914.  Children — Ray  Buford,  born  February 
5,  1917 ;  Marion  Lee,  June  14,  1920.  They  live  on  their  splendid 
farm  near  Memphis,  where  they  are  engaged  in  farming  and 
stock  raising,  making  a  speciality  of  fine  hogs. 

10.  EUNICE  M.,  daughter  of  John  D.  and  Ida  C.  Bourn, 
graduated  from  LaGrange  College,  taught  in  the  public  schools  of 
her  native  county  and  became  a  member  of  the  order  of  the 
Daughters  of  the  American  Revolution.  She  was  married  to  Ross 
Tucker,  son  of  H.  H.  Tucker,  of  near  Hitt,  October  30,  1921.  They 
have  one  child,  Eunice  Jean,  born  November  20,  1922.  They  live 
on  their  large  farm  on  the  Iowa  state  line,  five  miles  south  of 
Pulaski,  Iowa,  where  they  are  engaged  in  stock  raising,  and 
handle  a  large  number  of  the  finest  feeding  cattle  the  county 

10.  BUFORD  L.,  son  of  John  D.  and  Ida  C.  Bourn,  after  at¬ 
tending  the  public  schools,  took  a  college  course,  both  at  LaGrange 
College  and  Kansas  City.  He  is  now  at  home  with  his  parents  on 
their  large  farm  near  Hitt,  where  he  has  taken  a  partnership 
with  his  father  in  farming  and  stock  raising. 

8.  JOHN  B.,  son  of  Thomas,  Sr.,  and  Elizabeth  P.  Buford, 
married  in  1824,  Polly  Edwards.  They  had  one  son,  Edwin  R., 
born  February  28,  1825.  Polly  E.  Buford  died,  and  John  B.  mar¬ 
ried,  for  second  wife,  July  20,  1826,  Nancy  Scott.  Children — 
Mary  Ann,  born  September  16,  1827;  Thomas  P.,  December  21, 
1833 ;  Sarah  C.,  December  20,  1835 ;  Nancy  S.  and  Polly  E. 
(twins),  September  15,  1837;  Reuben  S.,  February  17,  1840; 
Eliza  G.,  July  24,  1842 ;  John,  Jr.,  August  1,  1845. 

John  B.  Buford  died  March  3,  1845.  Polly  Edwards  Buford 
died  in  1826.  Nancy  Scott  Buford  died  July  23,  1886. 

9.  EDWIN  R.,  son  of  John  B.  and  Polly  Edwards,  married, 
September  19,  1844,  Isabella  Taylor,  born  October  28,  1827. 
Children — John  T.,  born  February  3,  1847 ;  Polly  E.,  December 



22,  1848;  Martha  A.,  December  10,  1850;  Robert  A.,  December 
12,  1853,  died  unmarried  March  14,  1895;  William  T.,  January, 
1855;  Talton  P.,  November  26,  1860;  James  H.,  August  14, 
1867 ;  Mary  E.,  September  1,  1870. 

10.  JOHN  T.,  son  of  Edwin  R.  and  Isabelle  Taylor  Buford, 
married  Frances  Elizabeth  Kuykendall,  July  21,  1868.  Children 
— Edwin  Kuykendall,  born  October  1,  1869;  William  J.,  February 
22,  1873;  Sarah  O.,  December  30,  1874;  Martha  M.,  April  20, 
1877;  Kate  B.,  February  22,  1879;  Talton  Joseph,  October  27, 
1880;  Dora  Ann,  June  25,  1883;  Mary  Alice,  November  17,  1886. 
John  T.  Buford  lived  near  Cookville,  Tennessee,  until  about  1882, 
when  he  moved  to  Texas,  near  Dallas,  and  then  about  1890  moved 
to  Greenville,  Texas,  where  he  lived  the  rest  of  his  life.  He  was 
killed  in  a  runaway  November  28,  1905. 

Frances  Buford,  his  wife,  died  in  1904.  Both  were  buried 
in  a  family  lot  in  the  Greenville  Cemetery,  Texas. 

11.  EDWIN  K.,  son  of  John  and  Frances  Buford,  married 
September  19,  1891,  Sarah  E.  Savage,  born  March,  1874.  Chil¬ 
dren — Frances  Elizabeth,  born  July  2,  1894,  (Bettie)  married 
Lewis  T.  Dents,  of  Houston,  Texas;  Ida  May,  is  teaching;  Ruby 
C.,  stenographer;  Floy,  is  in  High  School;  William  Emmett,  is  in 
California  studying  medicine. 

11.  WILLIAM  J.,  son  of  John  T.  and  Frances  Buford, 
married,  February  4,  1894,  Clementine  Good,  born  December, 
1874.  One  child — James  Edwin,  in  United  States  Army,  sta¬ 
tioned  at  Honolulu.  He  was  born  December  11,  1894,  Green¬ 
ville,  Texas.  William  J.  Buford  died  December  27,  1895.  She 
married  again,  John  Moon. 

11.  SARAH  O.,  daughter  of  John  T.  and  Frances  Buford, 
married  Arthur  C.  Gouch,  October  25,  1893.  She  died  September 
28,  1894.  Home,  Greenville,  Texas. 

11.  MARTHA  MAY,  daughter  of  John  T.  and  Frances 
Buford,  married  Emmett  L.  Butler,  November,  1892.  Children 
— Noma,  married  Ola  McNatt.  They  have  four  children — Wain, 


Ola,  Jr.,  Lorain  and  Irma  Jean.  William  Ernest  married  Ina 
Busby  and  has  one  child,  Margaret  May.  Ruth  married  Ed 
Reynolds,  has  one  girl,  Martha  Louis;  Irene  Ruttler  died  when 
a  few  months  old;  Paul  Buttler,  the  youngest  son,  is  at  home. 
They  live  at  Peniel,  Texas.  Mr.  Butler  is  a  mechanic. 

11.  TALTON  JOSEPH,  son  of  John  T.  and  Frances  Bu¬ 
ford,  was  born  near  Cookville,  Tennessee,  and  went  with  his 
parents  to  Texas  when  only  two  years  old.  When  only  a  lad  he 
went  to  the  Western  Coast.  He  married  in  1903  in  Visalia,  Cali¬ 
fornia,  to  Mary  Larita  Morrida.  They  have  no  children.  They 
have  lived  in  Fresno,  California,  for  the  last  seven  years.  He 
owns  the  Buford  Washing  Machine  Company,  wholesale  and  re¬ 
tail,  located  at  932  Van  Ness  Avenue,  Fresno,  California. 

11.  ANNIE,  daughter  of  John  T.  and  Frances  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried  Newton  Jackson.  Children — Ruby  May,  Catherine  and 
Glenna.  After  her  husband’s  death  she  married  James  Lovelady. 

11.  MARY  ALICE,  youngest  daughter  of  John  T.  and 
Frances  Buford,  married  0.  Wilburn  Montgomery  in  Greenville, 
Texas,  and  lived  there  until  about  1917,  when  he  moved  to  Sul¬ 
phur,  Oklahoma.  Children — Blanche,  died  about  one  year  old ; 
Lois,  Ellen,  Ollis  Verbe  and  Waldo,  all  in  school,  and  Little  Tal- 
ton,  three  years  old,  born  about  1920.  His  mother  died  in  1921, 
when  he  was  a  month  old.  Home,  Sulphur,  Oklahoma.  She 
was  taken  to  Greenville,  Texas,  for  burial. 

10.  POLLY  E.,  daughter  of  Edwin  R.  and  Isabelle  Buford, 
married,  October  10,  1871,  C.  H.  Dowell.  Children — Jesse  S., 
born  September  7,  1872;  Chester  B.,  October  14,  1874;  Sarah  O., 
September  9,  1877;  Mary  A.,  October  1,  1879;  William  M.,  July 
20,  1882;  Mirtie  B.,  August  14,  1888;  Cecil  H.,  March  31,  1895. 

10.  MARTHA  A.,  daughter  of  Edwin  R.  and  Isabelle  Bu¬ 
ford,  married,  March  25,  1869,  J.  B.  Terry.  Children — John  T., 
born  June  16,  1870;  Erward  V.,  June  20,  1873;  William  C.,  July 
7, 1875 ;  Robert  R.,  January  14,  1878 ;  Louis  E.,  October  20,  1883  ; 
Alonzo  B.,  September  15,  1885. 




10.  WILLIAM  T.,  son  of  Edwin  R.  and  Isabella  Buford, 
married,  January  9,  1887,  Alice  Davis.  Children — Charles  T., 
born  February  10,  1888;  Clarence  R.,  January  31,  1890;  Mary 

A. ,  September  3,  1892;  Cecil  H.,  December  28,  1894. 

10.  TALTON  P.,  son  of  Edwin  R.  and  Isabella  Buford, 
married,  April  5,  1885,  Darthuly  Terry.  Children — Martha  F., 
boin  August  20,  1886,  died  April  29,  1887;  Benjamin  A.,  Jan¬ 
uary  8,  1888;  Sarah  A.,  August  25,  1889;  Mary  B.,  July  22,  1891, 
died  December  12,  1892;  Alma  B.,  February  5,  1894;  Arthur  B., 
June  11,  1896. 

9.  MARY  ANN,  daughter  of  John  B.  and  Nancy  S.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married,  April  4,  1844,  William  C.  Smith.  Children — John 

B. ,  born  June  18,  1845;  Elizabeth  J.,  September  14,  1846;  George 
M.,  October  29,  1848;  Nancy  A.,  March  20,  1850;  Benjamin  E., 
June  25,  1854;  Charles  T.,  May  8,  1857;  Sarah  M.,  January  27, 
1860;  Mary  E.,  April  5,  1864;  Lettia  F.,  March  16,  1867.  Resi¬ 
dence,  Van  Alstyne,  Texas. 

10.  JOHN  B.,  son  of  William  C.  and  Mary  Ann  Smith,  mar¬ 
ried,  January  15,  1873,  Elizabeth  M.  Watson,  born  May  25,  1849. 
Children — Sarah  E.,  born  October  11,  1873;  Joel  E.,  August  11, 
1875;  Susan  L.,  February  11,  1877;  William  S.,  May  15,  1878. 
Elizabeth  M.  Smith  died  November  31,  1880. 

11.  SARAH  E.,  daughter  of  John  B.  and  Elizabeth  M. 
Smith,  married,  December  1,  1896,  Thomas  Brown. 

10.  ELIZABETH  J.,  daughter  of  William  C.  and  Mary 
Ann  Smith,  married,  March  12,  1868,  J.  B.  Watson.  Children — 
Laura  A.,  born  March  20,  1869;  John  T.,  June  18,  1871;  William 
J.,  November  24,  1872;  Nancy  E.,  December  24,  1874;  George 
M.,  October  8,  1876;  Mary  L.,  November  21,  1878;  Asa  D.,  No¬ 
vember  29,  1880;  Edward  T.,  October  13,  1882,  died  August  15, 
1894;  Cora  B.,  June  6,  1885;  Frank  G.,  September  22,  1886; 
Morris  T.,  April  10,  1889;  Clarence  A.,  June  19,  1891. 

10.  GEORGE  M.,  son  of  William  C.  and  Mary  Ann  Smith, 
married,  December  15,  1869,  Barbara  A.  Watson,  born  April  3, 



1847.  Children — William  J.,  born  October  3,  1870,  died  January 

I,  1876;  Mary  E.,  November  12,  1872;  John  R.,  April  19,  1875; 
Edwin  T.,  May  1,  1877;  Joseph  H.,  August  18,  1880;  Nathaniel 
F.,  July  31,  1882;  Angie,  June  27,  1884. 

Barbara  A.  Smith  died  July  17,  1884.  George  M.  married, 
for  second  wife,  December  19,  1887,  Polly  A.  McGraw.  Child — - 
Marion  D.,  born  July  5,  1890. 

10.  NANCY  A.,  daughter  of  William  C.  and  Mary  Ann 
Smith,  married  John  Batterton. 

10.  BENJAMIN  E.,  son  of  William  C.  and  Mary  Ann 
Smith,  married,  January  3,  1883,  Susan  S.  Watson,  born  Febru¬ 
ary  9, 1859.  Children— Esther  B.,  born  July  23,  1885 ;  William  C., 
December  21,  1886;  Minnie  D.,  September  12,  1888;  Susan  A., 
July  4,  1890;  Forrest  E.,  September  10,  1892. 

10.  CHARLES  T.,  son  of  William  C.  and  Mary  Ann  B. 
Smith,  married,  August  19,  1886,  Sarah  E.  Housman,  born 
November  19,  1871.  Children — Ettie  S.,  born  June  16,  1894; 
Homer  P.,  November  14,  1896. 

10.  SARAH  M.,  daughter  of  William  C.  and  Mary  Ann  B. 
Smith,  married,  August  29,  1886,  George  T.  Trel.  Children — 
Willard,  born  June  9,  1887;  Minnie  Ray,  September  18,  1888; 
Willis  H.,  December  6,  1890;  Charles  C.,  May  18,  1892;  Orvil, 
September  3,  1893;  Harriet  M.,  March  27,  1895;  Walter  G.,  July 
29,  1896. 

10.  MARY  E.,  daughter  of  William  C.  and  Mary  Ann  B. 
Smith,  married,  May  24,  1896,  A.  C.  Richmond,  Aubrey,  Texas. 

10.  LETITIA  F.,  daughter  of  William  C.  and  Mary  Ann  B. 
Smith,  married  January  28,  1894,  R.  N.  Watson.  Children — 
Zoe,  born  October  7,  1894;  Charles  V.,  February  25,  1896. 

9.  THOMAS  P.,  son  of  John  B.  and  Nancy  Scott  Buford, 
married,  first,  January  12,  1851,  Sarah  Poindexter,  born  No¬ 
vember  13,  1834.  Children — John  R.,  born  August  11,  1853; 
Mary  A.,  November  14,  1855 ;  Virginia  H.,  April  8,  1857  ;  Rebecca 

J. ,  May  2,  1859 ;  Edwin  N.,  February  25,  1861 ;  George  T.,  Sep- 



tember  20,  1863;  Channing  R.,  October  29,  1866;  Sarah  R.,  Sep¬ 
tember  14,  1870.  Sarah  P.  Buford  died  September  14,  1870. 
Thomas  P.  married,  second,  January  24,  1874,  Frances  Stephens, 
born  October  17,  1844.  Children — Martha  K.,  born  May  4,  1878; 
Julia  M.,  July  14,  1880;  Douglas  B.,  January  30,  1882;  Cora  F., 
May  17,  1884,  Savoy,  Texas.  Thomas  P.  Buford  died  in  1918. 

10.  JOHN  R.,  son  of  Thomas  P.  and  Sarah  P.  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried,  August  31,  1873,  Nancy  J.  Armstrong.  Children — London 
B.,  born  July  27,  1874,  died  November  5,  1890;  Edwin  T.,  Janu¬ 
ary  13,  1877 ;  Mary  B.,  April  25,  1879 ;  Samuel  T.,  September  4, 
1881;  Joseph  L.,  May  5,  1884;  Bertha,  April  19,  1886,  died  July 
17,  1890.  Nancy  A.  Buford  died  July  12,  1886.  John  R.  married, 
for  second  wife,  Josephine  B.  Britton,  January  28,  1888.  Chil¬ 
dren — Enid  R.,  born  April  16,  1890;  John,  October  7,  1892;  Lena 
May,  August  13,  1895,  and  a  son,  February  19,  1897,  Savoy, 

10.  EDWIN  N.,  son  of  Thomas  P.  and  Sarah  P.  Buford, 
married,  July  25,  1881,  Martha  Nickols.  Children — Elmer  J., 
born  April  30,  1882;  Alow  S.,  February  13,  1886.  Edwin  N.  Bu¬ 
ford  died  October  24,  1887,  Watson,  Texas. 

10.  GEORGE  T.,  son  of  Thomas  P.  and  Sarah  P.  Buford, 
married,  September  13,  1885,  Margaret  Garrett.  Children — 
Sarah  Oliver,  born  January  8,  1886;  Arthur  Duglass,  January 
6,  1888,  died  November  3,  1888;  Beulah,  February  24,  1889,  died 
November  12,  1889;  Virginia  Pearl,  October  9,  1890.  George  T., 
married,  second  wife,  October  13,  1895,  Martha  Ruse.  Child 
— George  Lee,  born  September  17,  1896. 

10.  CHANNING  R.,  son  of  Thomas  P.  and  Sarah  P.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married,  January  17,  1895,  Mary - .  Son — Jesse  T., 

born  March  24,  1896,  Savoy,  Texas. 

10.  SARAH  R.,  daughter  of  Thomas  P.  and  Sarah  P.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married,  December  20,  1888,  Thomas  R.  Watson.  Child 
— Frances  B.,  born  February  7,  1893.  Thomas  R.  Watson  died 



July  12,  1893.  Sarah  married,  second  time,  July  8,  1896,  James 
C.  Nelson,  Savoy,  Texas. 

9.  SARAH  C.,  daughter  of  John  B.  and  Nancy  Scott  Buford, 
married,  first,  October  29,  1879,  Curtis  Terry;  second,  August 
25,  1887,  Phillip  Dalton,  Celina,  Tennessee. 

9.  NANCY  SCOTT,  daughter  of  John  B.  and  Nancy  Scott 
Buford,  married,  October  13,  1870,  Jesse  Martin,  at  Fox  Springs, 
Tennessee.  Children — Ann,  born  November  21,  1871;  Sarah, 
July  14,  1873;  Liza,  November  17,  1875;  Selina,  April  6,  1879. 

10.  ANN,  daughter  of  Jesse  and  Nancy  B.  Martin,  mar¬ 
ried,  December  20,  1891,  Napoleon  B.  Sullivan,  Fox  Springs, 

10. — SARAH,  daughter  of  Jesse  and  Nancy  B.  Martin,  mar¬ 
ried,  May  19,  1887,  William  Chilton.  Children — Cora,  born  April 
29,  1888;  Mildred,  March  7,  1890;  Dillard,  October  5,  1893;  Dora, 
November  8,  1896,  Ward,  Tennessee  . 

10.  LIZA,  daughter  of  Jesse  and  Nancy  B.  Martin,  mar¬ 
ried,  October  2,  1891,  James  Johnson,  Ward,  Tennessee. 

10.  SELINA,  daughter  of  Jesse  and  Nancy  S.  Martin,  mar¬ 
ried,  March  1,  1896,  Rufus  Lankford,  Fox  Springs,  Tennessee. 

9.  POLLY  E.,  daughter  of  John  B.  and  Nancy  S.  Buford, 
married,  December  15,  1857,  John  Scott.  Children — Thomas, 
born  October  2,  1858;  Stanton,  June  20,  1861;  Catherine,  May 
5,  1863.  Polly  E.  Scott  married,  second,  February  15,  1885,  T. 
M.  Housman,  Van  Alstyne,  Texas. 

10.  STANTON,  son  of  John  and  Polly  Buford  Scott,  mar¬ 
ried,  October  9,  1881,  Cynthia  Burchem.  Children — John  C., 
born  September  7,  1882;  Norton  C.,  August  23,  1884;  Juna  C., 
January  20,  1887 ;  William  F.,  February  21,  1889;  Ruby  T.,  Jan¬ 
uary  11,  1891.  Stanton  Scott  died  April  22,  1891. 

10.  CATHERINE,  daughter  of  John  and  Polly  B.  Scott, 
married,  December  23,  1881,  Milton  F.  Watson.  Children — Wil¬ 
liam  T.,  born  March  17,  1883 ;  Helen  A.,  November  2,  1885 ;  Mary 



E.,  August  11,  1888;  Sarah  M.,  January  20,  1890;  Onslow  S., 
April  24,  1892;  Ora  B.,  December  13,  1894. 

9.  REUBEN  S.,  son  of  John  B.  and  Nancy  Buford,  married 
Nancy  Hopper,  and  was  killed  in  the  Civil  War,  under  General 

9.  ELIZA  G.,  daughter  of  John  B.  and  Nancy  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried,  October  25,  1868,  William  B.  Martin.  Children — Nannie 
C.,  born  July  19,  1869;  Mollie  A.,  March  25,  1871;  Robert  B., 
March  29,  1877;  Eunice  C.,  July  22,  1879;  Mary  E.,  August  21, 
1881 ;  John  T.,  January  30,  1884,  Fox  Springs,  Tennessee. 

10.  NANNIE  C.,  daughter  of  William  B.  and  Eliza  G.  Mar¬ 
tin,  married,  August  9,  1892,  Robert  Goodpasture.  Children — 
Carly  H.,  born  February  12,  1894;  Daffie  M.,  August  26,  1896, 
Fox  Springs,  Tennessee. 

10.  MOLLIE  A.,  daughter  of  William  B.  and  Eliza  G.  Mar¬ 
tin,  married,  April  9,  1896,  Abraham  Sailer,  Moss,  Tennessee. 

9.  JOHN  B.,  Jr.,  son  of  John  B.  and  Nancy  S.  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried,  January  8,  1867,  Rebecca  Williams.  Children — Sylvesta  C., 
born  November  25,  1867;  William  J.,  July  31,  1871;  Thomas  M., 
February  19,  1874;  Miles  S.,  February  3,  1877;  Albert  S.,  July 
21,  1881;  Robert  L.,  March  30,  1884;  Ethel  D.,  November  7, 
1888,  Blue  Ridge,  Texas. 

10.  SYLVESTA  C.,  daughter  of  John  B.,  Jr.,  and  Rebecca 
Buford,  married,  October  17,  1882,  Brannan.  Children — Mary 
B.,  born  September  11,  1884;  Arthur  L.,  April  5,  1887 ;  Cora  E., 
November  13,  1889. 

8.  JEREMIAH,  son  of  Thomas,  Sr.,  and  Elizabeth  P.  Bu- 
ford,  married,  about  1836,  Mrs.  Mary  Edmonson,  widow  of 
Thomas  Edmonson,  who  was  killed  by  a  falling  tree  about  a  year 
after  their  marriage.  She  was  a  daughter  of  Daniel  Harty,  of 
Pilgrim  stock,  born  in  Pennsylvania,  January  8,  1808,  and 
had  one  child  by  her  first  husband,  called  Nancy.  Children — 
Sarah  Jane,  born  1838;  George  Washington,  1840;  James  Mon- 



roe,  1843;  Mary  Ann,  1845;  Thomas  Jerry,  April  2,  1847 ;  Albert 
Cass,  1849;  Julia,  1851. 

Jeremiah  Buford  was  born  on  his  father’s  old  plantation 
near  Covington,  Tennessee ;  moved  to  Kentucky  while  young,  and 
from  there  he  went  to  Iowa,  thence  to  Quincy,  Illinois,  where  he 
met  and  married  his  wife.  Soon  after  marriage  he  returned  to 
Iowa,  near  the  site  of  where  Council  Bluffs  now  stands.  They 
did  not  remain  long  there  before  they  were  run  out  by  the  In¬ 
dians.  At  that  time,  Jerry  Buford  and  Henry  Buford,  his  broth¬ 
er,  went  to  Missouri,  Henry  settling  permanently  on  the 
Missouri  side  and  Jerry  on  the  Iowa  side.  However,  Jerry  did  not 
remain  there  long,  moving  further  up  into  Iowa  and  settling  on 
Skunk  River.  He  was  always  prosperous,  and  accumulated  a 
small  fortune.  In  1849  he  started  for  the  gold  fields  of  Califor¬ 
nia  and  reached  Des  Moines,  Iowa,  where  one  of  the  wagons  ran 
over  and  killed  his  son,  James  Monroe.  This  so  grieved  him 
that  he  bought  the  farm  upon  which  the  boy  was  buried  and  aban¬ 
doned  the  trip.  In  1852  he  sold  the  farm,  and,  with  a  plainsman’s 
outfit  and  a  herd  of  cattle,  started  with  his  family  for  Oregon. 
He  only  reached  as  far  as  the  base  of  the  Black  Hills,  what  was 
known  by  the  emigrants  as  the  Upper  Crossing  of  Platte  River, 
when  he  died  of  cholera,  on  the  19th  of  July,  at  the  age  of  forty- 
six  years.  Mary,  his  wife,  continued  on  that  long,  lonesome, 
and  dangerous  journey  across  the  plains,  and  brought  the  family 
of  seven  children  to  Portland,  Oregon,  assisted  by  her  son-in- 
law,  John  Briedwell,  who  previous  to  starting  West,  had  married 
Nancy  Edmonson.  Both  Nancy  and  John  are  dead,  as  are  all  their 
children,  with  the  exception  of  George  W.  (retired  merchant), 
John,  Jr.,  (Pres,  of  Amity  Bank)  both  of  Amity,  Oregon,  and 
Edward,  who  is  merchandising  in  McMinnville,  Oregon. 

9.  SARAH  JANE,  daughter  of  Jeremiah  and  Mary  H. 
Buford,  married,  in  1859,  Nathaniel  Newell,  of  New  York. 
They  lived  at  Amity.  She  died  at  McMinnville,  Oregon,  in  1861, 
and  was  buried  in  the  Masonic  Cemetery  at  that  place.  She  left 



one  son,  Walter.  Mr.  Newell  married  a  second  time,  and  was 
afterwards  accidentally  killed  in  Portland,  Oregon. 

9.  GEORGE  W.,  son  of  Jeremiah  and  Mary  H.  Buford, 
married,  at  Santa  Ana,  California,  November  19,  1878,  Annie 
L.  Cook  Callaway.  Children — Eva  May,  born  in  Tombstone, 
Arizona,  November  12,  1880,  died  December  21,  1886  (She  was 
the  first  white  child  born  in  Tombstone)  ;  Nellie  Maud,  August 
25,  1882,  died  December  21,  1886,  the  same  day  as  her  sister,  both 
with  diphtheria;  George  Albert,  November  17,  1884,  died  May  21, 
1886;  Pearl  B.,  September  12,  1886;  Thomas  J.,  July  3,  1888; 
Mary  Ethel,  May  23,  1890,  died  February  9,  1905;  Ray  G.,  Jan¬ 
uary  4,  1893. 

George  W.  Buford  fought  throughout  the  Indian  Wars  of 
Oregon  in  1855-56,  came  out  a  lieutenant  and  afterward,  having 
spent  several  years  in  the  gold  mines  of  Oregon,  Idaho  and  Ari¬ 
zona,  went  to  Southern  California,  where  he  married.  He  was 
accidentally  run  over  and  killed  by  a  train,  December  13,  1900, 
at  Los  Angeles.  All  of  their  children  were  born  in  Tombstone, 
but  the  youngest  son,  Ray  G. 

10.  PEARL  B.,  daughter  of  George  W.  and  Annie  C.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married,  first,  Wesley  T.  Augustine,  September  21,  1904, 
at  Los  Angeles,  California;  was  divorced  July,  1910,  and  married, 
second,  Allen  L.  Lake,  March  15,  1914.  Children — Allen  Leigh, 
born  June  7,  1915,  and  Ray  T.,  May  2,  1917. 

10.  THOMAS  J.,  son  of  George  W.  and  Annie  C.  Buford, 
married  Florence  Purdy  October  2,  1916.  One  son — Howard, 
born  August  17,  1922,  Whittier,  California. 

10.  RAY  G.,  son  of  George  W.  and  Annie  C.  Buford,  was 
born  at  Yaquina,  Oregon,  married  Cora  L.  Cook,  January  18, 
1914,  at  Oceanside,  California.  She  died  January  2,  1915.  They 
had  no  children. 

Ray  G.  Buford  served  in  the  World  War  for  eighteen  months, 
91st  Division,  316  Engineers,  Co.  B.  He  was  drafted  October  4, 
1917,  and  sent  to  Camp  Lewis  for  training.  His  company  left 



Camp  Lewis  June  22,  1918,  embarking  from  New  York  City 
July  6,  1918,  on  the  Armah,  an  Australian  meat  boat,  and  land¬ 
ing  in  Liverpool  July  6,  1918.  From  there,  July  20,  1918,  he  left 
for  Southampton,  whence,  July  21,  1918,  he  went  across  to 
Sherbourgh,  France.  He  was  in  the  battle  of  St.  Mihiel  from 
September  10  to  September  13, 1918;  Meuse,  Argonne,  September 
26  to  October  12,  1918;  Ypres  Lys  (Belgium),  October  31  to 
November  11,  1918;  arrived  in  United  States  from  France  April 
16,  1919.  He  was  made  a  corporal  August  9,  1918;  received  an 
honorable  discharge  at  Presidio,  California,  May  3,  1919.  His 
discharge  showed  his  character  was  excellent,  and  that  he  was 
very  brave.  He  is  now  a  railroad  construction  foreman  for  the 
Pacific  Electric. 

9.  MARY  ANN,  daughter  of  Jeremiah  and  Mary  H.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Archibald  Saling  at  McMinnville,  Oregon,  in  1861, 
and  died  the  same  year  in  Walla  Walla,  Washington.  No  child¬ 

9.  THOMAS  JERRY,  son  of  Jeremiah  and  Mary  H.  Bu¬ 
ford,  settled  near  Amity,  Oregon,  in  Yamhill  County;  moved  to 
Salem  in  1868 ;  married  Mary  Livingston  Howell  in  1872.  Child¬ 
ren — Jay  Wane,  born  June  6,  1873;  Bertha  Maud,  August,  1875; 
Guy  M.,  June  22,  1879;  Marion  L.,  July  7,  1881. 

Thomas  Jerry  Buford,  in  1874,  moved  from  Salem,  Oregon, 
to  Corvallis  in  same  state,  where  he  engaged  in  business.  He 
was  elected  county  treasurer  of  Benton  County  in  1876;  ap¬ 
pointed  United  States  Indian  Agent  in  1889 ;  served  eight  years 
and  received  the  title  of  Major  therefor;  served  four  years  as 
assistant  superintendent  of  Oregon  State  Reform  School  for  boys, 
and  traveled  twelve  years  through  Pacific  Coast  States  in  the 
interest  of  Fraternal  Brotherhood  of  Los  Angeles,  California, 
four  years  of  which  was  as  state  manager  for  Oregon.  He 
served  in  the  volunteer  fire  department  of  Salem  and  as  chief 
engineer  of  Corvallis  volunteer  fire  department.  He  was  a  Mason 
in  Pacific,  No.  50,  in  1871,  later  transferred  to  Corvallis,  No.  14; 



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is  also  a  member  of  Furguson  Chapter  No.  4,  and  Oregon  Coun- 
cil  No.  2.  He  is  retired  and  lives  in  his  mountain  home  in  the 
grandeur  of  the  Coast  Mountains  in  Lincoln  County,  Oregon, 
where  he  says,  “Man  grows  aged,  but  not  old.”  Residence,  Philo¬ 
math,  Harlan  Route,  Oregon.  Mary  L.  H.  Buford  died  in-  1882, 
and  was  buried  in  Crystal  Lake  Cemetery,  Oregon. 

10.  JAY  WAYNE,  son  of  Thomas  Jerry  and  Mary  Howell 
Buford,  was  educated  in  Corvallis;  worked  for  many  years  in 
the  Southern  Pacific  Company’s  machine  shops  at  Portland ;  em¬ 
ployed  in  the  shipyards  during  the  World  War,  and  is  at  present 
in  the  oil  fields  of  California.  He  married  Mabel  Wheeler  in 

10.  BERTHA  MAUD,  daughter  of  Thomas  Jerry  and  Mary 
L.  Howell  Buford  attended  Willamette  University  at  Salem, 
Oregon,  and  University  of  Oregon,  at  Eugene ;  died  at  New  Port, 
Oregon,  December  20,  1897,  and  was  buried  by  her  mother’s  side 
in  Crystal  Lake  Cemetery. 

10.  GUY  M.,  son  of  Thomas  Jerry  and  Mary  L.  Howell  Bu¬ 
ford,  was  educated  in  the  public  schools  of  his  native  state;  at¬ 
tended  Oregon  Agricultural  College;  member  of  A.  F.  &  A.  M. 
and  K.  of  P.  orders;  is  following  carpentry  and  building;  mar¬ 
ried  in  1905  to  Theola  Pauline  Dove,  of  Salem,  Oregon ;  has  a 
daughter,  Bertha  Audra,  born  April  24,  1906,  and  a  son,  Ronald 
Wayne,  December  22,  1907,  Portland,  Oregon,  No.  395  Mar- 
gurette  Ave.,  corner  of  E.  Lincoln,  Portland,  Oregon. 

10.  MARIAN  L.,  daughter  of  Thomas  Jerry  and  Mary  L. 
Howell  Buford,  studied  music  at  Willamette  University,  Salem, 
Oregon ;  married  Dr.  Albert  G.  Snow,  son  of  Granville  and  Mary 
Jane  Snow,  of  Bangor,  Maine.  Dr.  Snow  served  in  the  Medical 
Corps  during  the  World  War,  receiving  the  title  of  Major;  has 
two  sons,  Albert  G.  Snow,  Jr.,  born  January  13,  1907,  and  Stan¬ 
ley  Buford  Snow,  December  24,  1911,  died  suddenly,  December 
28,  1923,  of  cerebral  hemorrhage,  Seattle,  Washington. 



9.  ALBERT  CASS,  youngest  son  of  Jeremiah  and  Mary 
Harty-Buford,  died  in  Salem,  Oregon,  in  1870,  and  was  buried  in 
I.  0.  0.  F.  Cemetery  at  that  place. 

9.  JULIA,  youngest  daughter  of  Jeremiah  and  Mary  Harty- 
Buford,  married  Robert  Wood  in  Salem,  Oregon,  in  1872,  and 
died  in  1874  at  Spring  Valley,  near  Salem;  buried  by  the  side  of 
her  mother  at  Amity. 

8.  LETITIA,  daughter  of  Thomas,  Sr.,  and  Elizabeth 
Pierce-Buford,  married  Joseph  Edwards;  went  to  Sangamon,  Illi¬ 
nois,  and,  after  Black  Hawk  War,  to  Des  Moines  County,  Iowa, 
where  they  remained  until  1856,  when  they  went  to  Kansas. 
Children — Thomas,  married  Rebecca  Basey;  Rebecca,  married 
Mr.  Drake;  Margaret,  married  Albert  Benedict;  Nancy,  married 
James  Benedict,  and  Katherine. 

Letitia  Edwards  died  in  Nebraska. 

8.  MALINDA,  daughter  of  Thomas,  Sr.,  and  Elizabeth 
Pierce-Buford,  married  John  Jones.  Children — William  and 
Thomas.  They  went  to  the  gold  fields  of  California  in  1849;  re¬ 
turned,  and  Malinda  Jones  died  in  Morgan  County,  Illinois. 

8.  THOMAS,  JR.,  son  of  Thomas,  Sr.,  and  Elizabeth  Pierce- 
Buford,  married  Virginia  Frances  (Jennie  Frances)  Edwards. 
Children — William  Stanton,  born  October  14,  1836;  James,  and 
daughter,  Elizabeth.  We  have  no  records  of  James  and  Eliza¬ 

Thomas  Buford,  Jr.,  died  in  Dade  County,  Missouri,  about 
1858;  Jennie  Frances,  his  wife,  about  1894. 

9.  WILLIAM  S.,  son  of  Thomas,  Jr.,  and  Jennie  Frances 
Edwards-Buford,  married  Johanna  Morris  in  1865,  who  was 
born  July  7,  1842.  They  had  twelve  children,  nine  dying  in  in¬ 
fancy.  Those  who  survive  are — Thomas  Sanford,  born  Septem¬ 
ber  30,  1866;  Elizabeth,  February  10,  1870;  Robert  E.,  October 
8,  1875,  died  in  1916.  William  S.  Buford  died  in  1889;  his  wife 
in  1888. 



10.  THOMAS  S.,  son  of  William  S.  and  Johanna  Morris 
Buford,  married  Ollie  Thomson,  July  24,  1893.  Children — Sylvia 
Carroll,  born  April  26,  1894;  Juliette  Jewell,  December  19,  1895; 
Burrell  Stanton,  February  8,  1898;  Olive  Vetta,  June  9,  1900; 
Thomas  Earl,  October  31,  1903,  Joplin,  Missouri. 

11.  OLIVE  VETTA,  daughter  of  Thomas  S.  and  Ollie 
Thomas  Buford,  married,  June  10,  1922,  Chester  Balay,  jof 
Wichita,  Kansas.  Son — Allen  Balay. 

10.  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  William  S.  and  Johanna 
Morris  Buford,  married,  first,  Mr.  Geer,  and  has  two  children, 
Edgar  and  Alice.  Elizabeth  Geer,  married,  second,  Henry  Camp¬ 
bell,  and  lives  at  Brownwood,  Texas.  Children — Claude  and 
Hurley  Campbell. 

8.  BETSEY,  daughter  of  Thomas,  Sr.,  and  Elizabeth  Pierce 
Buford,  married  Mr.  Garrison. 

7.  ABRAHAM,  son  of  Henry  and  Mildred  Blackburn  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Sophia  Lumpkin,  December  22,  1796.  Children — 
Henry,  born  May  1,  1798;  Lucy,  August  16,  1800;  Elizabeth,  De¬ 
cember  22,  1802;  Thomas  L.,  November  12,  1804;  Mildred,  July 
27,  1808;  Paschal,  August  13,  1811;  Julianna,  1814.  Sophia 
Lumpkin  Buford  was  born  July  20,  1781,  died  July  21,  1815,  and 
was  buried  in  the  family  cemetery  at  “Locust  Level. ”  Abraham 
married,  for  his  second  wife,  Nancy  Eidson,  August  25,  1817. 
Children — Wellington,  born  June  13,  1818;  Frances,  June  18, 
1819 ;  Mary  M.,  June  18,  1821 ;  William,  August  13,  1822 ;  Simeon, 
March  14,  1824;  Nancy  A.,  July  18,  1825;  James  L.,  August  23, 

Abraham  Buford’s  will  was  probated  October  9,  1845. 

8.  HENRY,  son  of  Abraham  and  Sophia  Lumpkin  Buford, 
born  in  Bedford  County,  Virginia,  married  Eleanor  Hardy,  De¬ 
cember  12,  1820,  born  January  15,  1800,  died  November  12,  1853. 
Children — Algeline,  born  April  28,  1822,  died  July  21,  1825; 
Abraham  Lumpkin,  July  14,  1823,  died  December  12,  1846,  of 
pneumonia,  while  a  young  man  working  in  the  mines  at  Galena, 

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Illinois;  Walter  Otey,  July  27,  1825,  died  November  29,  1826; 
John  Alexander,  January  18,  1827 ;  Callohill  Mennis,  April  27, 
1829,  died  young;  Lucy,  died  young;  Paschal  Goodwin,  July  1, 
1833;  Massanello  Marion,  February  29,  1836;  Mildred  Black¬ 
burn,  January  7,  1838;  Julianna  Elizabeth,  November  1,  1841. 

Henry  Buford  came  to  Missouri  with  his  family  from  Bed¬ 
ford  County,  Virginia,  in  the  summer  of  1834,  stopped  for  a 
while  near  Monticello,  Missouri,  and  afterward  moved  to  Mc- 
Reynolds  neighborhood,  near  Colony,  then  Lewis  County.  Later 
Lewis  was  divided  and  that  part  was  called  Knox  County.  Eleanor 
Hardy  Buford  died  November  12,  1853,  and  Henry  Buford  mar¬ 
ried,  for  his  second  wife,  Mrs.  Eliza  Dodd  Meriwether,  in  March 
or  April,  1855.  She  died,  and  he  then  made  his  home  with  his 
children.  He  died  at  the  home  of  his  son,  M.  M.  Buford,  near 
LaBelle,  Mo.,  February  21,  1877. 

9.  JOHN  ALEXANDER,  son  of  Henry  and  Eleanor  Hardy 
Buford,  married  Mary  J.  McCurdy,  March  24,  1876.  He  was 
born  in  Bedford  County,  Virginia,  and  accompanied  his  parents 
to  Missouri  in  the  summer  of  1834,  coming  through  in  covered 
wagons  with  a  company  of  others.  Later  he  lived  in  Illinois.  He 
served  throughout  the  Mexican  War.  He  caught  the  “gold  fever” 
in  1849  and  went  to  California.  He  moved  to  Portland,  Oregon, 
in  1863,  where  he  lived  until  his  death,  February  28,  1899. 
Children — Luella,  born  August  30,  1868;  Claribel,  June  9,  1871. 
Mary  J.  McCurdy  Buford  married  her  second  husband,  H.  W. 
Green,  April  16,  1906,  and  now  lives  in  Seattle,  Washington. 

10.  LUELLA,  daughter  of  John  A.  and  Mary  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried  Lee  Thomas  Beagle,  February  28,  1886.  He  died  in  1912. 
They  had  one  son,  Harry  Buford  Beagle,  born  November  4,  1887, 
who  served  in  the  World  War,  Company  D.,  30th  Battalion,  Fort 
Gibbons,  Alaska. 

10.  CLARIBEL,  daughter  of  John  A.  and  Mary  Buford, 
married  Royal  Fred  Love,  May  27,  1890.  One  daughter — Linnie 



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L.  Love,  born  February  26,  1891,  died  in  Camp  Lewis,  November 
12,  1918. 

11.  LINNIE  LOVE  was  the  only  child  of  her  parents  and 
her  career  was  a  most  remarkable  one.  When  a  mere  child  her 
eyesight  failed  and  became  so  bad  she  could  see  only  large  objects. 
Her  love  for  music  manifested  itself  early  in  life.  She  had  a 
sweet  soprano  voice.  After  being  well  advanced  in  her  music 
at  her  home  in  Seattle,  she  went  to  New  York  City  and  con¬ 
tinued  her  study  of  music,  and  also  placed  herself  under  the  care 
of  a  noted  oculist,  who  gave  her  the  best  of  attention,  but  to  no 
avail.  She  continued  her  music,  and  through  friends  and  in¬ 
structors  found  a  way  to  the  best  of  music  companies.  By  her 
singing  she  won  six  scholarships  from  different  conservatories 
of  music,  graduating  from  one  with  highest  honors.  She  sang 
with  the  Metropolitan  Opera  Company,  being  one  of  the  Metro¬ 
politan  Opera  quartet. 

Her  inseparable  companion,  Lorna  Lea,  sang  contralto.  Lin- 
nie  sang  before  many  of  the  most  noted  singers,  including  the  late 
LILLIAN  NORDICA,  who  offered  to  finance  her  studies. 

Among  a  hundred  applicants,  she  was  chosen  to  create  the 
“singing  voice”  of  the  famous  Italian  singer  in  “ROMANCE,” 
which  she  sang  off  stage  for  Doris  Reave,  who  enacted  the  roll 
of  singer.  She  appeared  for  a  time  with  Laurette  Taylor,  the 
original  character  of  “PEG  O’  MY  HEART.” 

She  lived  a  part  of  her  stay  in  New  York  City  at  the  “THREE 
ART  CLUB.”  This  institution  was  established  and  maintained 
by  a  wealthy  group  of  New  York  women  as  a  home  for  talented 
girls  who  are  studying  music,  painting  and  sculpture.  Only 
students  of  marked  talent  are  accepted,  getting  the  benefit  of 
the  home. 

Linnie  sang  with  Ellison  White  Chautauqua  System,  New 

During  the  World  War  she  and  her  companion,  Lorna  Lea, 
came  to  Seattle,  Washington.  They  sang  for  Camp  Lewis,  Fort 




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Lawton,  Vancouver  Barracks,  Fort  Steenens,  Fort  Worden  and 
Bremerton,  where  they  endeared  themselves  to  the  men  in  camp 
with  their  sweet  voices  and  charming  manners.  The  boys  were 
not  satisfied  with  just  one,  two,  or  three  songs.  They  sang  at 
the  Y.  M.  C.  A.  huts,  Base  Hospitals  and  open  air,  and  through 
them  many  soldier  boys  gained  fresh  courage  and  new  aspira¬ 
tions.  When  Camp  Lewis  went  into  quarantine  on  account  of 
influenza  the  girls  both  stayed  in  camp  that  they  might  make 
the  time  a  little  brighter  and  life  a  little  less  irksome.  Both 
girls  contracted  “flu.”  Miss  Lea  recovered,  but  the  Spirit  of  Lin- 
nie  Love  passed  on  to  the  Great  Beyond.  She  died  November 
12,  1918,  and  was  buried  at  Portland,  Oregon. 

9.  PASCHAL  GOODWIN,  son  of  Henry  and  Eleanor  Hardy 
Buford,  came  with  his  parents  from  Bedford  County,  Virginia, 
to  Missouri,  in  the  summer  of  1834.  He  went  West  when  a  young 
man  and  married  Mrs.  Adaline  Noble-Wood  in  1839.  They  lived 
in  Wallowa  County,  Oregon,  where  he  died  February  6,  1888. 
His  wife  died  January  6,  1901.  They  had  no  children.  He  was 
State  Senator  of  Oregon. 

9.  MASSANELLO  MARION,  son  of  Henry  and  Eleanor 
Hardy  Buford,  was  born  in  Lewis  County,  Missouri.  (Lewis  was 
divided  later,  and  this  part  is  now  Knox  County).  He  married 
Elizabeth  Kate  German,  August  23,  1863,  in  Titus  County,  Texas. 
She  was  born  in  Dayton,  Ohio,  October  11,  1836.  She  was  the 
only  child  of  indulgent  parents  and  was  given  the  benefit  of  the 
best  opportunities  the  times  then  afforded  and  their  ability  would 
permit.  When  they  lived  in  Farmington,  Iowa,  she  had  the 
privilege  of  attending  a  most  excellent  select  school,  taught  by 
Prof.  Nathan  Ruggles  Smith  and  his  accomplished  daughter, 
Miss  Rebecca.  She  united  with  the  South  Fork  Baptist  Church 
in  1856,  located  in  Lewis  County,  Missouri,  but  changed  her  mem¬ 
bership  to  the  Mount  Pleasant  Baptist  Church  (now  LaBelle 
church)  in  1872.  She  was  a  good  worker  in  the  church  and 
loved  to  teach  her  Sunday  school  class  of  girls.  She  taught  both 




Upper  left.  M.  M.  Buford;  upper  right.  Elizabeth  K.  Buford:  center  Kate 
E.  Buford;  lower  left.  Mildred  Buford  Minter;  lower  right,  H.  L.  Buford. 



public  and  select  school  in  Missouri  and  Texas.  She  was  quite 
a  literary  woman,  writing  both  prose  and  poetry. 

She  died  at  her  home  in  LaBelle,  Missouri,  January  16,  1901. 
Children — Kate  Eleanor,  born  January  26,  1866,  in  Titus  County, 
Texas;  Mildred  B.,  December  23,  1867,  in  Hancock  County,  Illi¬ 
nois;  Henry  Lee  (called  Harry),  May  16,  1871,  in  Hancock 
County,  Illinois. 

Massanello  Marion  Buford,  with  the  meager  education  that 
was  afforded  him  in  his  day,  made  the  very  best  of  his  oppor¬ 
tunities  and  was  very  accurate  in  his  dealings.  Before  the  Civil 
War  he  was  salesman  employed  in  his  Uncle  William  Buford’s 
store  at  Lancaster,  Missouri. 

In  July,  1861,  under  the  call  of  Governor  Clayborn  Fox  Jack- 
son,  he  entered  the  Missouri  State  Guards  under  Capt.  Joe  Poter, 
and  was  made  sergeant.  He  participated  in  the  fight  at  Athens, 
skirmish  at  Shelbina  and  battle  at  Lexington,  all  in  Missouri.  He 
was  discharged  at  Springfield  on  expiration  of  service.  He  re¬ 
entered  in  Capt.  William  S.  Richardson’s  Company  for  another 
term  of  six  months.  He  was  elected  as  lieutenant  of  the  com¬ 
pany,  and  went  with  the  command  to  Corinth,  Mississippi,  and 
returned  with  the  same,  under  Gen.  M.  M.  Parsons,  to  Arkansas. 
In  the  summer  of  1862  he  resigned  his  commission  in  Missouri 
State  Guards  and  enlisted  in  the  Confederate  States  Army  for 
the  period  of  the  war.  December  7,  1862,  in  the  battle  of  Prairie 
Grove,  Arkansas,  he  received  six  wounds.  He  was  in  a  miserable 
hospital  for  six  months;  came  up  with  his  command  July,  1863, 
on  White  River,  when  he  received  a  furlough.  He  went  to  Texas 
and  remained  there  for  twelve  months,  and  was  honorably  dis¬ 
charged  as  unfit  for  service  on  account  of  gun-shot  wounds.  He 
re-entered  the  army  in  the  fall  of  1864  and  was  assigned  to  duty 
as  Clerk  in  Post  Quartermaster’s  Department,  at  Mount  Pleas¬ 
ant,  Texas,  which  position  he  filled  until  the  close  of  the  war. 

He  returned  to  Missouri  in  the  summer  of  1866,  crossed  over 
the  Mississippi  River  to  Hancock,  Illinois,  where  he  farmed  for 



six  years,  during  which  time  he  was  elected  township  collector, 
and  though  comparatively  among  strangers  gave  bond  for  seven¬ 
teen  thousand  dollars. 

In  1868,  he  received  the  degree  of  E.  A.  F.  C.  and  Master  Ma¬ 
son  in  Denver,  Illinois,  Lodge  No.  404,  and  was  soon  elected  its 
secretary  and  served  in  that  capacity  until  he  left  the  state.  He 
was  sent  to  Chicago,  State  Grand  Lodge,  as  a  delegate. 

In  1872  he  returned  to  Lewis  County,  Missouri,  and  pur¬ 
chased  a  piece  of  land  two  miles  west  of  LaBelle,  Missouri,  and 
added  to  this  until  he  had  one-fourth  section.  In  1894  he  sold 
his  farm,  moved  to  LaBelle,  where  he  lived  until  his  death,  Octo¬ 
ber  9,  1910. 

Early  in  life  he  made  a  profession  of  religion,  1854,  and 
united  with  the  South  Fork  Baptist  Church.  He  was  a  deacon 
and  clerk  of  First  Baptist  Church  in  LaBelle,  Missouri.  In  re¬ 
ligious  work  and  temperance  cause  he  was  always  found  faith¬ 
ful  and  at  his  post  of  duty. 

10.  KATE  ELEANOR  BUFORD,  when  a  baby  six  months 
old,  came  with  her  parents  overland  in  a  covered  wagon  from 
Titus  County,  Texas,  to  Missouri.  They  were  with  a  company 
of  others,  for  it  was  not  safe  in  those  days  for  one  wagon  to 
go  alone.  They  were  three  months  making  the  journey,  as  all 
bridges  had  been  destroyed  during  the  Civil  War.  Much  rain 
caused  swollen  streams,  and  they  had  to  head  them,  wait  for  them 
to  recede  or  take  off  their  wagon  beds  for  a  canoe  and  ferry 
over  stream.  They  tried  first  one  and  then  the  other. 

In  the  fall  of  1866  her  parents  settled  in  Hancock  County, 
Illinois,  remaining  there  six  years  and  then  moving  to  a  farm 
purchased  two  miles  west  of  LaBelle,  Missouri,  later  moving  to 
LaBelle.  After  the  death  of  her  mother,  in  1901,  she  kept  house 
and  made  a  home  for  her  father. 

10.  MILDRED  B.  BUFORD,  daughter  of  Massanello  M. 
Buford  and  Elizabeth  K.  Buford,  was  four  years  of  age  when  she 
came  to  Missouri  from  Illinois.  October  8,  1893,  she  married 



Rev.  John  Abner  Minter,  D.  D.,  of  Canton,  Missouri,  who  was  a 
prominent  minister  of  the  Baptist  denomination,  preaching  to 
churches  of  Northeast  Missouri  for  forty  years.  Two  churches, 
Shiloh  and  New  Prospect  of  Wyaconda  Association,  were  organ¬ 
ized  by  him  and  he  preached  to  Shiloh  for  more  than  a  quarter 
of  a  century.  He  was  born  in  Henry  County,  Virginia,  and  dur¬ 
ing  the  Civil  War  was  a  colonel  of  the  Confederate  Army,  com¬ 
mander  of  the  54th  Alabama  Regiment,  under  Gen.  Joseph  E. 
Johnston,  leading  his  regiment  in  all  the  hard  fought  battles  of 
the  South. 

Dr.  Minter  died  April  16,  1909,  and  his  wife  returned  to  her 
father’s  home  in  LaBelle,  Missouri. 

Mildred  B.  Minter  graduated  with  high  class  honors  with 
six  other  young  ladies  from  LaBelle  High  School,  March  14,  1887 ; 
she  won  a  gold  medal  in  a  declamatory  contest  given  by  this 
school,  February  28,  1885,  when  there  were  eighteen  contestants 
competing.  May  16,  1889,  she  graduated  from  Western  Academy, 
LaBelle,  Missouri,  and  later  was  a  student  of  LaGrange  Baptist 
College,  LaGrange,  Missouri.  She  taught  in  the  public  schools 
for  seven  years,  in  the  intermediate  department  of  LaBelle  graded 
school,  in  the  primary  department  in  Knox  City  school,  and  also 
a  number  of  country  schools.  She  is  a  graduate  in  drafting  and 
dress  making  from  the  Weidel  Ladies  Tailoring  College,  St.  Louis, 
Missouri,  having  received  her  diploma  from  a  branch  house  at 
Kirksville,  Missouri.  She  has  done  much  fancy  work,  especially 
in  crocheting,  having  captured  many  ribbons  at  county  and  state 
fairs  in  the  textile  departments. 

She  has  been  regular  reporter  to  the  Quincy  Daily  Herald, 
as  well  as  contributor  to  other  newspapers,  from  which  she  has 
won  prizes  for  articles  written  by  her  pen. 

Under  the  new  law  of  1922  she  has  her  certificate  license  as 
attendant  nurse  and  assistant  in  hospital  work  and  surgery,  etc. 

Four  years  she  was  secretary  and  treasurer  of  LaBelle  Poul¬ 
try  Association;  she  served  as  both  secretary  and  treasurer  in 






the  order  Eastern  Star  Chapter,  LaBelle,  Missouri,  for  a  number 
of  years.  She  came  from  a  true  line  of  Democrats,,  and  when 
woman  suffrage  became  a  national  law,  just  before  the  general 
election,  November  2,  1920,  when  women  of  Missouri,  for  the 
first  time,  were  granted  the  right  to  vote,  Mildred  B.  Minter  was 
appointed  by  Lewis  County  Central  Committee  as  chairman  of 
LaBelle  precinct,  as  organizer,  and  with  an  efficient  company 
of  co-workers  she  appointed,  she  polled  all  the  Democratic 
women  voters  that  day,  with  the  exception  of  a  very  few.  At  the 
next  city  election  in  April  she  was  appointed  Judge.  Then  at 
the  following  election  she  served  as  clerk.  She  has  always  been 
active  in  church  work,  teacher  in  the  Sunday  School,  president  of 
missionary  society,  five  years  president  of  Woman’s  Missionary 
Union  of  Wyaconda  Association,  and  seven  years  a  member  of  the 
Executive  Board  of  same  Baptist  association,  which  position  she 
continues  to  hold,  as  well  as  clerk  of  the  First  Baptist  Church  of 
LaBelle  (1924). 

When  in  1919  the  Seventy-five  Million  Campaign  was 
launched,  she  was  a  commissioned  officer  under  the  Southern 
Baptist  Convention  as  organizer  of  the  woman’s  work  of  Wya¬ 
conda  Baptist  Association. 

10.  HENRY  LEE  BUFORD  came  with  his  parents  in  the 
fall  of  1872  from  Hancock  County,  Illinois,  to  Lewis  County,  Mis¬ 
souri,  when  one  and  a  half  years  old.  He  grew  to  manhood  on 
the  farm,  received  his  education  at  the  country  school,  LaBelle 
High  School,  and  Western  College,  LaBelle,  Missouri.  In  the 
summer  of  1889  he  was  one  of  a  company  of  LaBelle  volunteers 
in  training,  under  DeWitt  Edgar  Jones,  a  West  Point  Cadet,  for 
the  Spanish  America  War.  However,  the  company  was  not  called 
to  the  front  for  service. 

In  1900  he  was  United  States  census  taker  for  the  west  half 
of  LaBelle  township,  LaBelle  City  included. 

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In  1900-1901  he  had  a  clerkship  under  Hon.  George  G.  Risk, 
representative  from  Lewis  County  to  State  Legislature,  at  Jef¬ 
ferson  City,  Missouri. 

In  the  fall  of  1901  he  went  to  Hobart,  Oklahoma,  where  he 
spent  the  winter.  He  then  led  a  nomadic  life  for  eight  years.  He 
went  down  into  old  Mexico,  crossed  the  ardent  plains,  striking 
the  Pacific  Coast  at  San  Diego,  and  spending  a  portion  of  time 
at  most  of  the  cities  along  the  Western  Coast,  making  Seattle 
headquarters  for  about  eight  years.  With  others  he  made  four 
trips  to  Alaska,  one  trip  going  as  far  north  as  Nome  City.  He 
spent  about  three  years’  time  in  Alaska,  working  a  part  of  the 
time  for  a  syndicate,  at  other  times,  with  three  others,  prospect¬ 
ing  for  themselves.  One  camp  was  on  the  Porcupine  River  out 
from  Hanes  Mission.  This  trip  was  made  in  their  own  sail  boat. 
During  the  panic  of  1907  he  was  in  Seattle. 

When,  in  1908,  his  father  was  in  declining  health,  he  re¬ 
turned  to  LaBelle.  He  has  served  LeBelle  as  night  watchman  for 
eight  years. 

9.  MILDRED  BLACKBURN,  daughter  of  Henry  and 
Eleanor  Hardy  Buford,  was  born  near  Colony,  Missouri,  January 
7,  1838.  She  united  with  the  South  Fork  Baptist  Church  in  1854, 
under  the  preaching  of  Rev.  John  W.  Rowe,  and  was  baptized  by 
him.  She  was  a  noble  woman  and  lived  a  true  Christian  life  of 
usefulness.  She  was  married  to  John  L.  Triplett,  April  3,  1858, 
and  lived  in  Hancock  County,  Illinois,  on  a  farm  near  Denver. 
Her  husband  died  February  10,  1870.  She  then  made  her  home 
with  her  sister,  Mrs.  Julia  E.  Lewis,  near  LaBelle,  Missouri,  until 
November  26,  1873,  when  she  married,  for  second  husband, 
George  A.  Terrill,  who  owned  a  large  farm  near  Philadelphia, 
Missouri.  Her  husband  died  May  15,  1905,  and  she  then  made 
her  home  with  her  eldest  son,  George  Henry,  until  her  death, 
which  occurred  June  8,  1911.  The  funeral  services  were  con¬ 
ducted  by  her  pastor,  Dr.  A.  S.  Ingram,  and  Rev.  T.  S.  Scott,  at 



the  Philadelphia  Baptist  Church.  Interment  was  in  the  Terrill 
Burying  Ground,  on  the  old  farm. 

10.  GEORGE  HENRY,  son  of  Mildred  B.  Buford 
and  George  A.  Terrill,  born  October  3,  1874,  in  Marion 
County,  Missouri,  married  Miss  Leeta  Gibbons  March  5,  1896. 
They  own  and  conduct  a  large  general  merchandise  store  in  Phil¬ 
adelphia,  Missouri. 

10.  CHARLES  M.,  youngest  son  of  Mildred  B.  Bu¬ 
ford  and  George  A.  Terrill,  born  in  Marion  County,  Missouri, 
on  the  old  Terrill  farm  near  Philadelphia,  February  10,  1877, 
went  to  Colusa,  Colusa  County,  California,  and  married  his 
cousin,  Miss  Della  Terrill.  They  own  and  run  a  large  ranch; 
have  no  children. 

9.  JULIANNA  ELIZABETH,  youngest  child  of  Henry  and 
Eleanor  Hardy  Buford,  born  November  1,  1841,  near  Colony, 
Missouri,  married  John  Thompson  Lewis,  February  8,  1858,  born 
in  Harrison  County,  Kentucky,  a  descendant  of  two  well-known 
families,  the  Lewises  and  the  Jacksons.  He  owned  a  fine  farm 
of  240  acres  in  Knox  County,  Missouri,  and  was  an  excellent 
farmer.  He  entered  the  Confederate  service  under  Gen.  Sterling 
Price,  Col.  Martin  E.  Green  and  Capt.  Richardson.  He  was  cap¬ 
tured  and  served  fifteen  months  in  prison,  at  Alton,  Palmyra,  and 
St.  Louis.  He  was  a  charter  member  of  LaBelle  Baptist  Church 
when  it  was  organized,  September  6,  1856,  and  lived  his  entire 
Christian  life  a  member  of  this  church.  He  was  a  deacon  and 
clerk  for  a  number  of  years.  He  died  at  his  home  in  LaBelle, 
July  4,  1911.  * 

There  was  something  a  little  remarkable  about  this  family. 
Julianna,  the  youngest  child,  married  first,  and  the  other  children 
continued  to  marry  on  up  the  line  according  to  age.  Another 
thing  that  few  now  living  (1924)  can  boast  of  is  of  having  SPUN 
by  hand,  CARDED  AND  WOVEN,  all  the  material  for  home  use, 
such  as  blankets,  carpets,  linen,  linsy  and  jeans.  These  were 
truly  pioneer  days,  and  real  life.  Julianna  Elizabeth  is  the  only 



one  of  her  father’s  family  now  living.  She  had  a  severe  stroke 
of  paralysis  two  years  ago,  but  has  recovered  sufficiently  to  get 
about  in  the  house  and  knit,  etc.  She  is  very  cheerful  and  of  a  hap¬ 
py  disposition,  a  great  reader,  posted  on  all  current  events,  and  a 
good  Bible  student.  Children — Henry  Buford,  born  October  28, 
1858,  died  November  29,  1859 ;  Massanello  Marion,  October  4, 
1860;  Harriet  Eleanor,  May  18,  1865;  Sarah  Mildred,  September 
27, 1867 ;  Henrietta  Elizabeth,  January  3,  1871. 

10.  MASSANELLO  MARION,  son  of  Julianna  Buford 
and  John  T.  Lewis,  was  reared  on  a  farm,  attended  country 
school,  LaBelle  High  School  and  LaGrange  Baptist  College.  He 
united  with  the  Baptist  Church  in  1878;  has  been  Sunday  School 
superintendent,  deacon  and  clerk  of  church  and  also  trustee.  He 
has  been  stock  buyer,  and  takes  much  interest  in  politics.  He 
now  is  a  partner  in  Young  Mercantile  Company,  LaBelle,  Mis¬ 
souri.  He  married  Linnie  Ross,  February  14,  1883.  They  lived 
on  a  farm  in  Knox  County,  later  moving  to  LaBelle.  Children — 
Flossie  S.  and  Julia  Kate.  Linnie  Lewis  died  March  31,  1916,  and 
M.  M.  Lewis  married,  for  his  second  wife,  Mrs.  Sallie  Briscoe 
McCann,  November  1,  1919. 

11.  FLOSSIE  S.,  daughter  of  M.  M.  and  Linnie  Lewis, 
born  January  9,  1887,  married  Frank  L.  Young,  of  Wisconsin, 
January  25,  1919.  Young  Mercantile  Company  is  comprised 
of  Frank  L.  Young,  buyer;  M.  M.  Lewis,  partner;  Mrs. 
Flossie  Young,  bookkeeper,  and  Miss  Henrietta  Lewis,  one  of  the 
clerks.  They  have  a  large  grocery  stock,  besides  general  mer¬ 
chandise.  Flossie  is  a  graduate  in  music  at  Kirksville  Normal 
School  and  pianist  of  LaBelle  Baptist  Church. 

11.  JULIA  KATE,  youngest  daughter  of  M.  M.  and 
Linnie  Lewis,  born  January  24,  1892,  graduated  from  the 
LaBelle  High  School.  She  is  very  proficient  in  painting.  She 
married  William  Edward  Coffey,  who  was  in  the  World  War 
service,  September  30,  1915.  They  live  in  Queen  City,  Missouri. 



He  is  a  traveling  saleman.  They  have  one  son,  William  Lewis 
Coffey,  born  December  27,  1920. 

10.  HARRIET  ELEANOR,  daughter  of  Julianna  E. 
and  John  T.  Lewis,  born  May  16,  1865,  attended  country 
schools  and  LaBelle  High  School,  married  Richard  E.  Gregory, 
December  17,  1884,  born  May  19,  1858,  and  died  January  29, 
1895.  They  lived  on  a  farm  in  the  east  part  of  Lewis  County, 
Missouri,  which  the  family  still  own,  but  after  the  death  of  her 
husband  she  moved  with  her  children  to  Kirksville,  Missouri, 
where  she  could  give  them  the  benefit  of  a  good  education. 

11.  SHELTON  EARNEST,  son  of  Harriet  L.  and 
Richard  E.  Gregory,  born  August  25,  1887,  married  Mabel 
Malone,  August  16,  1913,  born  February  7,  1887.  They  have  one 
child,  Jeane  Elizabeth,  born  June  8,  1918.  Their  home  is  in 
Kirksville,  Missouri,  where  he  owns  and  conducts  a  large  shoe 

11.  JULIA  MARTHA,  daughter  of  Harriet  L.  and 
Richard  E.  Gregory,  born  August  6,  1891,  married  Doran 
Garnett  Johnson,  May  4,  1909,  of  Ardmore,  Oklahoma.  He  grad¬ 
uated  from  the  A.  S.  0.  School  in  Kirksville,  Missouri,  and  also 
is  an  M.  D.  and  practicing  physician.  Children — Louise  Helen, 
born  December  17,  1910;  William  Benjamin  Johnson,  September 
15,  1915,  Ardmore,  Oklahoma. 

11.  LULA  BLUETT,  youngest  daughter  of  Harriet 
L.  and  Richard  E.  Gregory,  born  April  18,  1894,  lives  with 
her  mother  in  Kirksville,  Missouri.  She  is  good  in  music  and 
has  a  position  as  assistant  clerk  in  Bank  of  Kirksville. 

10.  SARAH  MILDRED,  daughter  of  Julia  Buford  and 
John  T.  Lewis,  born  September  27,  1867,  lives  at  home 
with  her  mother,  as  she  has  been  an  invalid  for  the  last  two 
years.  She  was  educated  in  the  country  schools,  LaBelle  High 
School  and  Western  College,  LaBelle,  Missouri.  She  is  good  in 
all  church  work.  She  went  into  LaBelle  Savings  Bank  as  assist- 








ant  in  1909,  and  was  continuous  in  service  until  1923,  when  it 
was  necessary  for  her  to  remain  at  home. 

10.  HENRIETTA  ELIZABETH,  youngest  child  of  Julia 
Buford  and  John  T.  Lewis,  born  January  3,  1871,  lives  at 
home  with  her  mother,  was  educated  at  country  schools,  LaBelle 
High  School  and  Western  College,  LaBelle,  Missouri.  She  is 
good  in  music,  has  been  organist  of  the  Baptist  Church  in  La¬ 
Belle  and  was  a  clerk  in  Skirvins  large  apartment  store  from 
1906  to  1910,  when  it  was  destroyed  by  fire.  Now  she  is  a  clerk 
for  the  Young  Mercantile  Company. 

8.  LUCY,  daughter  of  Abraham  and  Sophia  Lumpkin  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Barney  Eidson  and  lived  and  died  in  Bedford 
County,  Virginia.  She  had  no  children. 

8.  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  Abraham  and  Sophia  Lump¬ 
kin  Buford,  married  Shelton  Eidson.  Children — Newton,  Clin¬ 
ton,  James,  Angeline,  Mary,  Nancy,  Margarite  and  Julianna. 
They  lived  in  Bedford  County,  Virginia. 

8.  THOMAS  L.,  son  of  Abraham  and  Sophia  Lumpkin  Bu¬ 
ford,  never  married,  lived  and  died  in  Bedford  County,  Virginia. 

8.  MILDRED,  daughter  of  Abraham  and  Sophia  Lumpkin 
Buford,  married  Hugh  Crockett.  They  lived  and  died  in  Mont¬ 
gomery  County,  Virginia,  leaving  no  children. 

8.  PASCHAL,  son  of  Abraham  and  Sophia  Lumpkin  Bu¬ 
ford,  born  in  Bedford  County,  Virginia,  came  to  Missouri  when 
a  young  man,  married  Mary  (Polly)  McVickers  in  Monticello, 
Missouri,  at  the  home  of  Massanello  Plant,  March  4,  1838. 
Children — Mary  Elizabeth,  born  May  2,  1842;  James  Henry, 
July  21,  1844;  Martha  Ann,  May  13,  1848;  Diana,  December  22, 
1855,  and  George  Washington,  July  27,  1861. 

Paschal  Buford  and  Nelts  Stuart  had  a  brick  yard  in  Monti¬ 
cello  for  several  years.  He  was  a  good  brick  and  stone-mason  and 
did  much  of  the  first  work  in  Monticello  and  Canton,  Missouri, 
and  the  country  around.  He  built  the  first  brick  flue  in  Canton, 
Missouri,  in  a  log  house,  for  Billy  Chriswell,  and  built  the  first 



brick  house  in  the  same  town,  for  Henry  Snyder.  He  assisted 
in  building  the  first  row  of  brick  stores,  the  first  school  building 
on  Madison  Street,  the  first  M.  E.  Church  on  Madison  Street, 
the  first  college  building  on  the  hill,  called  Christian  University, 
also  the  first  Christian  Church  building,  all  of  these  in  Canton, 
Missouri.  He  moved  to  Canton,  Missouri,  in  1848,  and  in  the 
year  1865  moved  to  Keithsburg,  Illinois,  and  continued  construc¬ 
tion  work  until  his  death,  February  28,  1892. 

Mary  McVickers  Buford,  his  wife,  was  born  April  9,  1819, 
died  in  1892. 

9.  MARY  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  Paschal  and  Mary 
McVickers  Buford,  married  Stephen  H.  Meyer,  October  15,  1869, 
at  Monmouth,  Illinois.  Children — Lawrence  M.,  born  July  14, 
1870;  Blanche  M.,  October  6,  1871,  and  Rose  DeLema,  June  6, 
1875.  Mary  E.  Buford  Meyer  was  born  in  Monticello,  Missouri. 
After  she  was  married  she  lived  in  Ft.  Madison,  Iowa,  and  was 
a  dressmaker.  She  died  June  21,  1901,  at  the  home  of  her  father 
in  Keithsburg,  Illinois,  and  was  buried  in  the  family  lot  in  the 
cemetery  there.  Her  husband,  a  policeman  of  Fort  Madison, 
Iowa,  died  January  1,  1922,  and  was  buried  in  Ft.  Madison. 

10.  LAWRENCE  M.,  son  of  Mary  Buford  and  Stephen  H. 
Meyer,  born  in  Keithsburg,  Illinois,  lived  in  Ft.  Madison,  Iowa, 
He  married,  first,  Lizzie  Melenger,  of  Keithsburg,  Illinois.  They 
took  a  boy  and  raised  him  to  young  manhood.  Lizzie  died  and 

he  married  Iva  - .  They  have  two  children,  a  boy  and  a 

girl.  He  was  an  employee  of  Santa  Fe  Railroad,  until  he  was 
crippled,  and  since  has  had  other  employment. 

10.  BLANCHE  M.,  daughter  of  Mary  Buford  and  Stephen 
H.  Meyer,  born  in  Keithsburg,  Illinois,  lived  in  Fort  Madison 
until  she  married  George  Nelson,  an  employee  of  the  American 
Express  Company  of  Chicago.  He  died.  Children — Lewis,  Eliz¬ 
abeth,  George,  Jr.,  and  Ralph,  Chicago,  Illinois. 

10.  ROSE  DELEMA,  daughter  of  Mary  Buford  and 
Stephen  H.  Meyer,  lived  her  childhood  days  in  Fort  Madison, 



Iowa,  now  has  a  position  as  bookkeeper  in  Booth  Fisheries, 
Wholesale  Branch,  which  includes  nine  states  and  Canada. 

9.  JAMES  HENRY,  son  of  Paschal  and  Mary  McVickers 
Buford,  was  born  in  Monticello,  Missouri.  Part  of  his  boyhood 
was  spent  in  Canton,  Missouri,  when  his  father  moved  to  Keiths¬ 
burg,  Illinois.  He  was  a  builder — stone  and  brick  mason  by 
trade — and  numerous  are  the  houses  he  has  helped  to  construct 
in  Keithsburg.  He  married  Martha  May  in  1872.  No  children. 
He  died  at  his  home  in  Keithsburg,  August  23,  1907.  His  widow 
still  lives  in  Keithsburg,  Illinois. 

9.  MARTHA  ANN,  daughter  of  Paschal  and  Mary  Mc¬ 
Vickers  Buford,  born  in  Monticello,  Missouri,  lived  in  Canton 
for  a  while,  when  her  parents  moved  to  Keithsburg,  Illinois.  She 
married  Henry  L.  Weishar,  of  Keithsburg,  Illinois,  October  21, 
1869.  He  served  with  the  Federal  Forces  in  the  Civil  War.  She 
died  March  7,  1924.  They  have  one  son,  William,  born  April  9, 

10.  WILLIAM,  son  of  Martha  and  Henry  Weishar,  born  in 
Keithsburg,  Illinois,  married  Doll  Catlin,  of  Keithsburg,  Novem¬ 
ber  9,  1895.  They  had  one  child,  Blanche  Catlin  Weishar,  born 
September  20,  1897.  Her  mother  died  when  she  was  small,  and 
she  was  taken  and  raised  by  her  Grandmother  Weishar.  She  is 
now  a  clerk  in  one  of  the  stores  of  Keithsburg. 

9.  DIANA,  daughter  of  Paschal  and  Mary  McVickers  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  William  Henry  Pilcher,  December  14,  1873.  He 
was  born  in  Jacksonville,  Illinois,  November  18,  1844.  He  was 
a  tailor  by  trade,  had  a  tailor  shop  and  did  a  big  business ;  died  in 
Canton,  Missouri,  his  home. 

Children — Arthur  Meredith,  born  January  27,  1875;  Wil¬ 
liam  Henry,  Jr.,  December  3,  1879;  Paschal  Logan,  October  31, 
1884 ;  Mary  Belle,  August  17,  1887 ;  Shadrack  Grant,  March  27, 
1890;  George  Buford,  April  15,  1892;  Effie  Elizabeth,  October 
6,  1894,  and  Sallie  Lillian,  July  20,  1899. 

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10.  ARTHUR  MEREDITH,  son  of  Diana  and  Wiliam  H. 
Pilcher,  born  in  Canton,  Missouri,  married  Alice  K.  Ward,  May 
27,  1900,  had  one  child,  DeLema  Virginia,  born  April  12,  1901, 
died  May  20,  1901.  He  is  a  barber  by  trade,  and  owns  and  con¬ 
ducts  a  barber  shop,  with  bath,  in  Canton,  Missouri. 

10.  WILLIAM  HENRY,  JR.,  son  of  Diana  Buford  and 
William  H.  Pilcher,  born  in  Canton,  married  Nora  Eckect,  De¬ 
cember  8,  1901.  He  also  is  a  barber  and  runs  a  shop  in  Canton, 
Missouri.  Children — Lillard  Arthur,  born  April  9,  1906;  Clar¬ 
ence  Logan,  October  7,  1907,  and  Clyde  Adebert,  November  15, 

10.  PASCHAL  LOGAN,  son  of  Diana  and  William  H. 
Pilcher,  born  in  Canton,  married  Rosella  Grammer,  of  Barry, 
Illinois,  in  Quincy,  Illinois,  May  16,  1906.  He  is  a  barber  and  is 
with  his  brother,  Arthur.  Children — Russell  Whiteside,  born 
June  7,  1908;  Trevor  Lionel,  October  18,  1910,  and  Ella  Diana, 
July  26,  1917.  All  the  children  were  born  in  Canton,  Missouri. 

10.  MARY  BELLE,  daughter  of  Diana  and  William  H. 
Pilcher,  born  in  Canton,  Missouri,  married  William  Zahn,  a 
prosperous  farmer.  They  were  married  in  Quincy,  Illinois,  Oc¬ 
tober  2,  1905.  Six  children,  all  born  in  Canton — Logan  Andrew, 
September  29,  1906;  Virginia  May,  June  19,  1908;  William  Mere¬ 
dith,  December  23,  1910;  Lester  Martin,  July  13,  1914;  Louis 
Merle,  January  31,  1918,  and  Robert  Lee,  April  17,  1921. 

10.  SHADRACK  GRANT,  son  of  Diana  Buford  and  Wil¬ 
liam  H.  Pilcher,  born  in  Canton,  Missouri,  mairied  Fiances  Car¬ 
ter,  of  Canton,  Missouri,  in  Quincy,  Illinois,  November  28,  1911. 
He  died  March  12,  1912.  One  child — Shada  May,  born  September 
6,  1912.  Her  mother  died  soon  after  the  death  of  her  father  and 
Shada  May  is  being  raised  by  her  Grandmother  Carter,  in  Quincy,  ' 

10.  GEORGE  EUFORD,  son  of  Diana  and  William  H.  Pil¬ 
cher,  born  in  Canton,  April  15,  1892,  and  died  September  9,  1906. 



10.  EFFIE  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  Diana  and  William 
H.  Pilcher,  born  in  Canton  and  married  Lawrence  Barth,  of 
Canton,  February  22,  1919.  They  have  one  child — Elizabeth 
May,  born  August  3,  1921. 

10.  SALLIE  LILLIAN,  daughter  of  Diana  and  William  H. 
Pilcher,  born  in  Canton,  Missouri,  married  Paul  Catterall  of 
Davenport,  Iowa,  at  Canton,  Missouri,  April  15,  1919.  They 
have  one  child — Donald  Paul,  born  August  20,  1920. 

9.  GEORGE  WASHINGTON,  son  of  Paschal  and  Mary 
McVickers  Buford,  was  born  in  Canton,  Missouri.  His  father 
moved  to  Keithsburg,  Illinois,  when  he  was  a  small  boy  and  he 
went  to  school  there  and  finished  a  course  at  the  Keokuk  Busi¬ 
ness  College,  Keokuk,  Iowa.  It  was  here  he  met  Miss  Effie 
Lloyd  to  whom  he  was  married  December  25,  1889.  He  is  an 
apprentice  of  several  trades,  harness,  barber  and  boat  builder. 
They  have  a  lovely  home  in  Keithsburg,  but  spend  most  of  their 
winters  in  the  sunny  Southland.  They  love  to  hunt  and  fish,  and 
their  royal  entertainment  for  their  friends  is  to  take  them  in 
their  launch  up  the  river  and  camp. 

He  is  a  stauch  member  of  I.  0.  O.  F.  She  is  an  active  worker 
in  the  Rebecca’s  and  0.  E.  S.  Chapter.  The  Lloyd’s  were  of 
Welsh  decent,  four  brothers  coming  over  from  Wales  and  first 
settling  at  Fort  Anne,  New  York.  Her  grandfather  came  to 
Mercer  County,  Illinois,  in  1834.  The  old  home  where  she  was 
reared  was  a  “land  warrant  from  the  War  of  1812,”  and  called 
by  the  Indians  “High  Rise,”  because  of  the  view  of  the  surround¬ 
ing  country.  Her  father  was  a  boy  two  years  old  when  they 
moved  there  from  Erie,  Pennsylvania,  coming  through  with  a 
yoke  of  oxen  and  a  big  covered  wagon.  His  only  playmates,  un¬ 
til  he  was  nearly  grown,  were  Indian  boys.  Her  grandfather  and 
Chief  Black  Hawk  were  personal  friends,  and  he  also  knew  Chief 
Keokuk  well  and  could  speak  the  Indian  language  fluently. 

Effie  Lloyd  Buford  received  her  education  in  the  country 
schools  at  Pomeroy,  Millersburg  and  Aledo,  all  in  Illinois,  and  at 






Keokuk  Business  College,  and  between  her  terms  of  school  she 
went  to  various  normal  schools.  When  fourteen  years  of  age 
she  commenced  to  teach,  teaching  the  fourth  grade  in  Keithsburg 
school  for  eighteen  years  and  in  Mercer  County  for  twenty-five 
years.  Her  period  of  teaching  covered  thirty  years,  and  she 
gave  it  up  only  when  sickness  in  the  family  demanded  her  time 
and  service. 

8.  JULIANNA,  daughter  of  Abraham  and  Sophia  Lumpkin 
Buford,  married  William  Staples,  who  came  to  Missouri  in  1834, 
from  Bedford  County,  Virginia,  in  company  with  Henry  Buford 
and  others,  in  covered  wagons.  Children — Virginia,  Lucy,  Ma¬ 
tilda  and  Thomas. 

9.  VIRGINIA  married  Henry  Hewitt,  who  had  the  post- 
office  and  ran  a  store  and  hotel  at  Fairmont,  Missouri.  Children 
— Elizabeth,  Charles  and  Daisy. 

9.  MATILDA  married  Dr.  Winston.  They  had  children. 

9.  LUCY  married  Frank  Herrick.  Children — Virginia, 
Hattie  and  William. 

9.  THOMAS  married  Hattie  Herrick. 

8.  WELLINGTON,  son  of  Abraham  and  Nancy  Eidson 
Buford,  married  Amanda  Staples,  January  21,  1841.  She  was 
born  July  16,  1824,  in  Carrol  County,  Virginia.  Her  parents  had 
left  Virginia  and  moved  to  Missouri  and  settled  on  a  large  farm 
near  Monticello,  when  she  was  married.  Wellington  Buford’s 
was  a  very  remarkable  home  in  many  ways.  There  were  fifteen 
children  —  ten  boys  and  five  girls  —  who  were  never  all 
at  home  at  the  same  time.  Some  of  the  oldest  left  home,  went 
out  West  and  were  married  before  the  younger  ones  were  born. 
They  were  given  to  hospitality,  the  “latch  string”  always  hang¬ 
ing  out.  Their  home  was  called  Buford  Hotel.  The  house  was 
constructed  of  logs,  with  very  large  rooms  (later  weather- 
boarded),  a  large  hall  enclosed  between  the  two  front  rooms  and 
rooms  above  these.  The  house  fronted  east,  and  back  of  the 
north  room  were  two  other  large  rooms,  the  dining-room  and 






kitchen.  Another  remarkable  fact  about  this  large  family  was 
that  they  were  all  grown  when  the  father  died,  he  having  died 
first,  the  mother  following  afterward,  and  the  eldest  child  next. 

Wellington  Buford  passed  away  at  his  home  where  he  had 
lived  so  long,  January  22,  1888,  being  seventy  years  of  age.  His 
faithful  companion,  Amanda  Staples  Buford,  followed  April  18, 
1889.  They  had  sixty-four  grandchildren,  sixty-three  great¬ 
grandchildren  and  eight  great-great-grandchildren.  Wellington 
Buford  was  born  in  Bedford  County,  Virginia,  and  came  to  Lewis 
County,  Missouri,  about  1838.  After  marriage  he  lived  in  Lewis 
County  some  six  years,  and  then  moved  to  Knox  County,  onto  the 
old  homestead,  where  deer  and  wild  turkey  were  abundant. 
Neighbors  were  many  miles  apart,  the  closest  trading  point  being 
Canton,  Missouri,  some  forty  miles  distant.  Smoothly  this  pio¬ 
neer  life  seemed  to  move  until  the  breaking  out  of  the  Civil  War, 
when  many  were  the  hardships  endured,  and  for  the  safety  of 
himself  and  his  family  he  moved  to  Illinois,  but  returned  in  about 
a  year,  as  the  war  was  soon  closed.  He  was  a  deacon  in  the  Har¬ 
mony  Grove  Baptist  Church,  and  a  wise  counselor.  He  was  a 
staunch  Democrat,  with  convictions  that  could  not  be  moved  by 
every  passing  wind.  Although  firm,  he  was  kind  and  sympa¬ 
thetic,  ever  ready  to  help  those  less  fortunate  than  himself,  and 
long  since  has  heard  the  welcome  plaudit,  “Come  ye  blessed  of  my 
Father,  inherit  the  kingdom  prepared  for  you  from  the  founda¬ 
tion  of  the  world ;  for  I  was  an  hunger,  and  ye  gave  me  meat ;  I 
was  thirsty,  and  ye  gave  me  drink ;  I  was  a  stranger  and  ye  took 
me  in;  naked  and  ye  clothed  me;  I  was  sick  and  ye  visited  me;  I 
was  in  prison  and  ye  came  unto  me.”  For  truly  he  did  these 
things.  He  served  as  Judge  of  Knox  County,  was  a  member  of 
the  Masonic  Order,  and  was  buried  with  its  honors. 


Children  of  Wellington  and  Amanda  Staples  Buford — Nancy 
Ardelia,  born  May  27,  1842;  George  William,  December  25,  1843; 
Simeon  Robert,  March  2,  1846;  Massanello  Ford,  June  24,  1848; 
Sarah  Ellen,  May  11,  1850;  James  Abraham,  June  18,  1852;  Lucy 






Ann,  March  28,  1854;  Elizabeth  Jane,  February  12,  1855;  John 
Henry,  November  17,  1857 ;  Charles  Hicks,  April  7,  1860 ;  Edwin 
Richardson,  January  13,  1862;  Wellington  Lee,  April  14,  1864; 
Delaus  Jesse,  March  8,  1867 ;  Amanda  Victoria,  March  8,  1870, 
and  Luther  Vandiver,  August  17,  1873. 

9.  NANCY  A.,  daughter  of  Wellington  and  Amanda 
Staples  Buford,  married  Jesse  Lasswell,  April  4,  1865.  One  son 
— William  W.,  born  March  13,  1870,  married  Ella  Sallee,  July  3, 
1892.  Nancy  A.  Lasswell  died  January  22,  1893.  They  lived  on 
a  good  farm  near  the  Harmony  Grove  Baptist  Church,  in  Knox 
County,  Missouri,  of  which  she  was  a  devoted  and  consecrated 

9.  GEORGE  W.,  son  of  Wellington  and  Amanda  Staples 
Buford,  married  Angeline  Sheckles,  November  23,  1871,  born 
April  4,  1848,  and  died  at  her  home,  March  17,  1914.  Children — 
six  girls,  Kate  L.,  born  August  23,  1872;  Amanda  C.,  February  1, 
1874;  Elizabeth  Ardelia,  March  7,  1875;  Lottie  B.,  October  18, 
1877 ;  Lena  L.,  October  5,  1879 ;  Virginia,  December  2,  1883. 
George  W.  Buford  served  for  six  years  as  judge  of  the  Eastern 
District  of  Scotland  County,  Missouri.  He  was  a  Confederate 

soldier,  an  uncompromising  Democrat,  a  staunch  member  of  A. 


F.  A.  M.  Lodge  No.  72  of  Gorin,  Missouri.  He  died  at  his  home 
August  26,  1916,  and  was  buried  in  Harmony  Grove  Cemetery 
with  Masonic  honors.  He  owned  a  large  farm  in  Scotland  Coun¬ 
ty,  Missouri. 

10.  KATE  L.,  daughter  of  George  W.  and  Angeline 
Sheckles  Buford,  married  Robert  S.  Raine,  December  3,  1905. 
They  had  no  children  and  lived  in  Scotland  County,  Missouri.. 
She  died  September  7,  1911. 

10.  AMANDA  C.,  daughter  of  George  W.  and  Angeline 
Sheckles  Buford,  married  Rupert  D.  Westcott,  September  23, 
1917.  She  had  no  children,  but  was  a  kind  and  affectionate 
mother  to  her  three  step-children,  Hallie,  Guy  and  Jamie  West¬ 
cott.  She  also  took  her  niece,  Elma  Watkins,  whom  she  fostered 






from  a  baby  (see  twins  below).  She  died  at  the  St.  Joseph  Hos¬ 
pital  in  Keokuk,  Iowa,  December  26,  1922.  Home,  Rutledge, 

10.  ELIZAEETH  ARDELIA,  daughter  of  George  W.  and 
Angeline  Sheckles  Buford,  married  Joseph  M.  Comley,  November 
3,  1901.  One  son — Harry  Kessler,  born  August  18,  1906.  She 
died  at  the  Mayo  Hospital,  Rochester,  Minn.,  September  5,  1919. 
They  lived  on  a  farm  near  Gorin,  Missouri. 

10.  LOTTIE  B.,  daughter  of  George  W.  and  Angeline 
Scheckles  Buford,  married  John  R.  Comley,  June  9,  1901.  Chil¬ 
dren — Sidney  Buford,  born  December  13,  1904,  and  Adah 
Madeline,  January  5,  1907.  He  has  an  undertaking  establish¬ 
ment  and  home  in  Centerville,  Iowa. 

10.  LENA  L.,  daughter  of  George  W.  and  Angeline 
Sheckles  Buford,  married  John  Bert  Watkins,  March  6,  1904. 
Children — George  A.,  born  February  26,  1910;  Elma  and  Edna 
(twins),  June  20,  1913;  Lena  L.  Watkins,  died  April  27,  1915; 
Edna  was  adopted  by  Elmer  H.  and  Virginia  C.  Dauma.  Elma 
was  reared  by  Amanda  C.  Westcott,  until  her  death.  Virginia 
Dauma  now  has  the  twins.  George  is  kept  by  his  father. 

10.  VIRGINIA  C.,  daughter  of  George  W.  and  Angeline 
Sheckles,  married  Elmer  H.  Dauma,  December  25,  1904.  They 
have  a  large  farm  in  Knox  County  and  raise  fine  stock,  and  own 
a  nice  piece  of  town  property  in  LaRelle,  Missouri,  where  they 

9.  SIMEON  ROBERT,  son  of  Wellington  and  Amanda 
Staples  Buford,  married  Kate  Augusta  Cooley,  January  4,  1877, 
who  was  born  January  4,  1857,  at  Virginia  City,  Montana.  Chil¬ 
dren — Henry  W.,  born  March  4,  1878;  infant  son,  March  9,  1880, 
died  June  24,  1880;  Leah,  October  28,  1881,  died  May  5,  1882; 
Bessie  B.  April  15,  1883,  died  November  2,  1888;  Effie  C.,  No¬ 
vember  24,  1884;  Amy,  November  1,  1887,  died  November  5, 
1888;  Simeon  R.,  Jr.,  February  17,  1889,  joined  the  American 
Army  during  the  World  War  at  Camp  Lewis,  Washington, 



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August  28,  1918,  and  died  in  camp  with  the  “flu,”  September 
22,  1918,  buried  at  Virginia  City,  Montana;  Ruth  C.,  January  18, 

Simeon  R.  Buford  was  born  at  Canton,  Lewis  County,  Mis¬ 
souri.  He  received  a  common  school  education  in  the  schools  of 
his  neighborhood,  and  at  the  early  age  of  nineteen  was  thrown 
upon  his  own  resources.  He  crossed  the  plains  in  1865  with 
many  others.  The  long  journey  commenced  May  1,  and  they 
arrived  at  Virginia  City,  September  6,  the  same  year. 

For  several  years  after,  he  freighted  or  “bullwhacked,”  as 
he  was  pleased  to  call  it,  in  after  years,  between  Corinne,  Ban- 
nack  and  Virginia  City.  Later  he  became  a  clerk  in  a  store  of 
Raymond  Brothers  in  Virginia  City.  In  the  fall  of  1878  he 
formed  a  partnership  with  the  late  Henry  Elling,  his  brother-in- 
law,  the  firm  going  under  the  name  of  S.  R.  Buford  &  Co.,  which 
was  dissolved  only  by  death. 

Early  in  the  ’80s  Elling  &  Buford  purchased  the  Valley  Gar¬ 
den  ranch  in  the  Madison  Valley,  which  became  a  stage  station 
for  the  firm  for  many  years.  They  owned  the  mail  contract  be¬ 
tween  Virginia  City,  Norris  and  Pony.  In  1894  they  entered  the 
sheep  industry  and  eventually  became  among  the  largest  owners 
of  sheep  in  Madison  County. 

For  many  years  S.  R.  Buford  was  the  leader  of  the  Demo¬ 
cratic  party  in  Southwestern  Montana.  He  remained  chairman 
of  the  county  central  committee  until  ill  health  compelled  him  to 
relinquish  the  office.  He  was  a  member  of  the  constitutional 
convention’ at  the  time  that  Montana  entered  the  Union  and  be¬ 
came  a  state.  He  was  state  senator  from  1891  to  1893,  and  re¬ 
peatedly  thereafter  refused  political  preferment,  although  impor¬ 
tuned  to  accept  both  state  and  county  offices.  He  was  sincere, 
upright,  generous  and  rigidly  honest  in  all  his  business  dealings. 
Many  a  prospector  will  feel  a  personal  loss  as  he  remembers  the 
kindness  and  friendly  consideration  he  received  at  the  hands  of 
S.  R.  Buford.  No  blot  or  blur  stained  his  manhood,  purity  of 








life  and  rectitude  of  conduct,  and  integrity  adorned  his  laborious 
career.  He  was  a  member  of  the  order  B.  P.  0.  E.,  I.  0.  0.  F. 
and  A.  0.  U.  W.,  being  its  past  exalted  ruler.  Simeon  R.  Buford 
died  January  15,  1805.  His  wife,  Kate  Cooley  Buford,  died  Oc¬ 
tober  11,  1905. 

10.  HENRY  W.,  son  of  Simeon  R.  and  Kate  Cooley  Buford, 
married  Florence  May  Kohls,  of  Virginia  City,  Montana,  Febru¬ 
ary  8,  1902.  An  infant  daughter,  born  March  20,  1918,  died  the 
same  day  it  was  born.  Home,  Ennis,  Montana. 

10.  EFFIE  C.,  daughter  of  Simeon  R.  and  Kate  Cooley 
Buford,  married  William  M.  Wightman,  of  New  York  City,  No¬ 
vember  8,  1909.  No  children.  Home,  Ennis,  Montana. 

10.  RUTH  C.,  daughter  of  Simeon  R.  and  Kate  Cooley 
Buford,  married  William  H.  Lawton,  of  Ennis,  Montana,  August 
5,  1917.  A  daughter,  Ann,  born  July  22,  1921.  Reside  at  Ennis, 

9.  MASSANELLO  FORD,  son  of  Wellington  and  Amanda 
Staples  Buford,  married  Julia  Ann  Carder,  March  10,  1870. 
Children — Nancy  Amanda,  born  January  29,  1871;  Lydia  Lee, 
September  15,  1872;  Clarence  Alvin,  January  8,  1875;  Lucy  Ar- 
bella,  April  22,  1877 ;  Laura  Elsie,  March  3,  1879;  Charles  Hicks, 
July  3,  1881,  died  May  5,  1906;  Bertha  Virginia,  Januaiy  11, 
1883;  Mabel  Melvin,  February  23,  1885;  Grover  Cleveland,  July 
19,  1889.  Massanello  Ford  Buford  died  at  his  home,  May  4,  1918. 
His  wife,  Julia  Carder  Buford,  died  December  12,  1918.  They 
owned  and  lived  on  a  large  farm  in  Knox  County,  near  Rutledge, 
Missouri,  were  members  of  Harmony  Grove  Baptist  Church,  and 
were  buried  at  the  church  cemetery. 

10.  NANCY  A.,  daughter  of  Massanello  Ford  and  Julia 
Carder  Buford,  married  William  A.  Comley.  Children — France, 
Mabel,  Martha  and  Harrison ;  Mabel  and  Martha  are  married  and 
each  have  children. 

10.  LYDIA  LEE,  daughter  of  Massanello  Ford  and  Julia 
Carder  Buford,  married  James  H.  Tull,  December  22,  1890. 



Children — Alvin  Perry,  born  October  28,  1891 ;  Gertrude  Gladys, 
March  19,  1893;  Harvey  Virgil,  February  7,  1895;  Seland,  May 
25,  1897 ;  Audrey  B.,  December  3,  1900;  James  Henry,  December 
24,  1902;  Ralph,  October  30,  1904. 

Lydia  Lee  Buford  Tull  died  December  2,  1907.  Home,  En¬ 
nis,  Montana. 

11.  GERTRUDE  GLADYS,  daughter  of  James  H.  and 
Lydia  Lee  Buford  Tull,  married  Raymond  G.  Hays,  December  22, 
1915,  who  was  born  January  8,  1888.  Children — Helen  Ann, 
born  October  25,  1917 ;  Blanche  Eleanor,  October  12,  1920;  Roxy 
Gertrude,  August  12,  1922.  They  reside  on  farm  near  Gorin, 

11.  AUDREY  B.,  daughter  of  James  H.  and  Lydia  Lee  Bu¬ 
ford  Tull,  married  William  Gardner.  They  have  two  children, 
James  Lee  and  Lucille. 

10.  CLARENCE  A.,  son  of  Massanello  Ford  and  Julia  Car¬ 
der  Buford,  married  Mrs.  Nora  Golden,  December  5,  1922.  He 
lives  on  his  father’s  old  homestead,  is  a  good  farmer  and  raises 
fine  stock  which  he  shows  at  the  fairs.  He  also  is  a  stockholder 
in  the  Knox  City  Fair,  Knox  County,  Missouri. 

10.  LUCY  ARBELLA,  daughter  of  Massanello  Ford,  and 
Julia  Carder  Buford,  married  Pearl  Windsor.  They  have  one 
daughter,  Lena,  who  married  Hatton  Hustead. 

10.  LAURA  E.,  daughter  of  Massanello  Ford  and  Julia 
Carder  Buford,  married  John  Harr.  They  have  two  children — 
Archie  and  Floyd.  Home,  Newark,  South  Dakota. 

10.  BERTHA  V.,  daughter  of  Massanello  Ford  and  Julia 
Carder  Buford,  married  John  Clatt.  They  have  two  sons,  Guy 
and  Dee. 

10.  MABEL  M.,  daughter  of  Massanello  Ford  and  Julia 
Carder  Buford,  married  Boone  Chaney.  They  have  two  children 
— Gertrude  and  Buford. 

10.  GROVER  C.,  son  of  Massanello  Ford  and  Julia  Carder 
Buford,  married  Allie  Harris,  February  16,  1911.  Children — 


Dean,  born  August  12,  1912;  Marjory,  September  9,  1913;  Hazel, 
February  16,  1915;  Charles  Westley,  November  15,  1916;  Mar¬ 
jory,  Hazel  and  Westley  died  November  15,  1920. 

9.  SARAH  ELLEN,  daughter  of  Wellington  and  Amanda 
Staples  Buford,  married  William  D.  Short,  March  14, .  1870. 
Children— Simeon  R.,  born  December  23,  1871;  Minnie,  July  17, 
1873,  died  October  11,  1874;  Amanda  J.,  June  1,  1875;  Lillie  M., 
January  19,  1877 ;  William  W.,  November  20,  1879;  Edward  C., 
September  18,  1881,  and  Ruth  C.,  December  16,  1892.  Mr.  Short 
was  always  called  “Kid.” 

10.  SIMEON  R.,  son  of  William  D.,  and  Sarah  Ellen  Bu« 
ford  Short,  married  Mollie  E.  Anderson  January  1,  1891.  Chil¬ 
dren — Effie  married  William  Davis.  They  have  two  sons,  one 
named  Robert.  May  married  Merl  Cox.  They  have  one  daugh¬ 
ter,  Isabelle.  Lloyd  married  a  Miss  Jones.  They  have  a  little 
girl.  Ida  lives  at  home,  Gorin,  Missouri. 

10.  AMANDA  J.,  daughter  of  William  D.,  and  Sarah  Ellen 
Buford  Short,  married  Lon  Dalton,  September  11,  1901.  One 
daughter — Pauline.  They  own  and  live  on  a  fine  farm  near 
Gorin,  Missouri. 

10.  LILLIE  M.,  daughter  of  William  D.  and  Sarah  Ellen 
Buford  Short,  married  Thomas  Hustead,  July  2,  1899.  Children 
— Minnie,  who  married  Virgil  Davis;  Jeffie,  Dee  and  Lee. 

10.  WILLIAM  W.,  son  of  William  D.  and  Sarah  Ellen  Bu¬ 
ford  Short,  married  Lucinda  Bewley,  December  30,  1900.  Chil¬ 
dren — Wallace,  Leon  and  Hollice. 

11.  WALLACE,  son  of  William  W.  and  Lucinda  Short, 
married  Irma  Robinson,  January,  1923.  They  have  one  little 
daughter,  Nataline  Elizabeth. 

10.  EDWARD  C.,  son  of  William  D.  and  Sarah  Ellen 
Buford  Short,  married  Eva  May  Carder,  September  13,  1905. 
Children — Leroy,  Nellie  and  Delbert.  They  live  on  a  fine  farm 
near  Gorin,  Missouri. 




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10.  RUTH  C.,  daughter  of  William  D.  and  Sarah  Ellen 
Buford  Short,  married  Ernest  Bertram,  February  14,  1912. 
Children — Gilvie,  Gertrude,  Garland,  Irene  and  Richard  Earl. 
They  live  on  a  farm  near  Colony,  Missouri. 

9.  JAMES  A.,  son  of  Wellington  and  Amanda  Staples  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Alice  Golden,  January  31,  1872.  Children — Daisy, 
born  June  11,  1875;  Lucy,  October  3,  1877;  Ona,  December  28, 
1879;  Bessie,  June  27,  1884;  Wallace,  August  15,  1894.  James 
A.  Buford  has  a  fine  farm  near  the  old  homestead  of  his  father, 
in  northern  part  of  Knox  County,  Missouri. 

10.  DAISY,  daughter  of  James  A.  and  Alice  Golden  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Ray  Hustead,  February  27,  1898.  They  live  on  a 
farm  near  Rutledge,  Missouri. 

10.  LUCY,  daughter  of  James  A.  and  Alice  Golden  Buford, 
married  Mort  Fowler,  May  27,  1889.  Children — Pansy  and  Wil¬ 
lie  May. 

10.  ONA,  daughter  of  James  A.  and  Alice  Golden  Buford, 
married  George  Fowler,  February  22,  1903.  One  daughter — 

10.  BESSIE,  daughter  of  James  A.  and  Alice  Golden  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Clyde  Carder,  August  18,  1904.  Children — Edna, 
James  and  Leo. 

10.  WALLACE,  son  of  James  A.  and  Alice  Golden  Buford, 
married  Vera  Tull,  October  26,  1916.  They  live  on  the  farm 
with  his  father. 

9.  LUCY  A.,  daughter  of  Wellington  and  Amanda  Staples 
Buford,  married  William  Schnebly,  January  13,  1889,  Chattaroy, 
Washington.  He  is  a  Baptist  minister  and  attended  the  Baptist 
Louisville  Seminary,  Louisville,  Kentucky.  Son — William  Bu¬ 
ford  Braudus,  born  June  23,  1894.  Son  served  World  War. 

10.  WILLIAM  BUFORD  BRAUDUS,  son  of  William  and 
Lucy  A.  Buford  Schnebly,  married  Elizabeth  Cromley,  March  24, 
1920.  Professor  in  school.  They  live  in  Chinook,  Montana. 



9.  ELIZABETH  J.,  daughter  of  Wellington  and  Amanda 
Staples  Buford,  married  Leonidas  Rector,  July  1,  1877.  Children 
— Benjamin  F.,  Harry,  Blanche  and  Beulah.  Home,  Rutledge, 

10.  BENJAMIN  F.,  son  of  Leonidas  and  Elizabeth  Buford 
Rector,  married  Carrie  McManama,  February  4,  1900.  They 
have  three  children — Effie,  married  Leland  Dorsey,  who  has 
one  child,  Nellie  Geneva ;  Hallie  and  Selah  are  single  and  live  at 

10.  HARRY,  son  of  Leonidas  and  Elizabeth  Buford  Rector, 
born  March  3,  1881,  married  Bite  Thomas,  November  27,  1917. 

10.  BLANCHE,  daughter  of  Leonidas  and  Elizabeth  Bu¬ 
ford  Rector,  born  January  20,  1883,  married  Frank  McManama 
March  13, 1904.  They  have  two  children,  Harry  and.  Malie. 

10.  BEULAH,  daughter  of  Leonidas  and  Elizabeth  Buford 
Rector,  born  February  20,  1885,  married  Charles  Davis,  of  Colo¬ 
rado,  February  20,  1907.  Children — Ocle,  Richard  and  Eliza¬ 

9.  JOHN  H.,  son  of  Wellington  and  Amanda  Staples  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Annie  Simpson,  January  25,  1883.  They  had  one 
son,  Marvin,  born  December  31,  1883,  died  at  White  Sulphur 
Springs,  Montana,  1920. 

9.  CHARLES  H.,  son  of  Wellington  and  Amanda  Staples 
Buford,  married  Mollie  C.  Steffens,  of  Virginia  City,  Montana, 
April  7,  1886.  Children — Walter  W.,  born  February  1,  1888, 
and  Luther  L.,  December  2,  1889.  Mollie  C.  S.  Buford  died 
August  1,  1923.  Charles  H.  Buford  is  at  present  one  of  the  three 
Commissioners  of  Madison  County,  Montana. 

10.  WALTER  W.,  son  of  Charles  H.  and  Mollie  Steffens 
Buford,  married  Medora  Hyke,  January  17,  1917.  One  child — 
Margaret  Hicks,  born  March  3,  1922. 

10.  LUTHER  L.,  son  of  Charles  H.  and  Mollie  C.  S.  Buford, 
married  Maud  Idell,  September  29,  1920.  They  have  one  daugh¬ 
ter,  Marjorie  Loren,  born  May  22,  1921. 



9.  EDWIN  R.,  son  of  Wellington  and  Amanda  Staples  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Mary  Elizabeth  McMurry,  August  22,  1885. 
Daughter — Audry  B.,  born  September  22,  1888.  They  own  a 
good  farm  near  Rutledge,  Missouri. 

10.  AUDRY  B.,  daughter  of  Edwin  R.  and  Elizabeth  Mc¬ 
Murry  Buford,  married  James  Dudley  Berryman,  December  22, 
1907.  They  have  one  son,  Gilvia. 

9.  WELLINGTON  LEE,  son  of  Wellington  and  Amanda 
Staples  Buford,  married  Mary  Effie  Wilkinson,  September  23, 
1888.  Children — Nellie  Lee,  born  July  2,  1889;  Malie  Gertrude, 
June  27,  1891;  Gilbert  Wellington,  April  29,  1893;  William  Cecil, 
August  3,  1897,  and  Simeon  Raymond,  May  2,  1905.  Home, 
Gorin,  Missouri. 

10.  NELLIE  L.,  daughter  of  Wellington  L.  and  Effie  Wil¬ 
kinson  Buford,  married  Alfred  Johnson,  June  24,  1916.  Home, 
New  York  City.  He  is  an  electrician.  They  have  no  children  of 
their  own  but  have  taken  two  babies  from  orphans’  home,  and 
named  them  Dickie  Dean  and  Bettie  Jeane. 

10.  MALIE  G.,  daughter  of  Wellington  and  Effie  Wilkin¬ 
son  Buford,  married  Dr.  Ralph  Gray,  of  Eldora,  Iowa.  He  is  a 
practicing  physician  in  his  home  town. 

10.  GILBERT  W.,  son  of  Wellington  L.  and  Effie  Wilkin¬ 
son  Buford,  married  Esther  Ann  Shibley,  December  31,  1920. 
Son — Billie  Bob,  born  February  18,  1922,  died  April  23,  1922; 
daughter,  Helen  Darr,  June  10,  1923.  Gilbert  represents  a  life 
insurance  company. 

10.  WILLIAM  CECIL,  son  of  Wellington  L.,  and  Effie 
Wilkinson  Buford,  married  Velma  Eilene  Kraus,  November  11, 
1916.  Children — William  Haden,  born  May  17,  1918;  Charles 
Wellington,  February  27,  1920,  and  Virginia  Lee,  December  15, 
1922.  William  represents  a  life  insurance  company. 

9.  DELAUS  JESSE,  son  of  Wellington  and  Amanda 
Staples  Buford,  married  Jessie  M.  Bone,  at  Rutledge,  Missouri, 
May  6,  1900.  They  have  no  family.  He  is  at  present  postmaster 



at  Rutledge,  Missouri.  He  was  a  personal  friend  of  Miss  Ella 
Ewing,  the  Missouri  giantess,  whose  height  was  eight  feet  and 
four  inches.  They  made  trips  through  the  West,  with  Mr.  Bu¬ 
ford  as  her  manager.  He  was  organizer,  secretary  and  general 
manager  of  the  BUFORD  REUNION,  which  meets  annually  at 
Rutledge,  Missouri. 

9.  AMANDA  V.,  daughter  of  Wellington  and  Amanda 
Staples  Buford,  married  Jonathan  W.  Sallee,  December  29,  1892, 
who  was  born  June  24,  1869.  Children — Luther  0.,  born  Decem¬ 
ber  9,  1893,  was  a  volunteer  in  the  service  of  the  United  States 
Navy  during  the  World  War;  Reba  E.,  September  18,  1895;  Har¬ 
vey  M.,  October  28,  1896;  Ocle  A.,  June  20,  1898;  Ella  Gretchen, 
July  18,  1905. 

10.  REBA  E.,  daughter  of  Jonathan  W.  and  Amanda  V. 
Buford  Sallee,  married  Francis  A.  Frazee,  April  28,  1918,  who 
was  born  March  29,  1892.  They  live  on  a.  farm  near  Gorin, 

10.  HARVEY  M.,  son  of  Jonathan  W.  and  Amanda  V.  Bu¬ 
ford  Sallee,  married  Bessie  M.  Kraus,  February  7,  1917.  They 
live  on  a  farm  near  Gorin,  Missouri. 

10.  OCLE  A.,  daughter  of  Jonathan  W.  and  Amanda  V. 
Buford  Sallee,  married  Pearl  L.  Creason,  October  22,  1919.  They 
have  one  son,  Pearl,  Jr.,  and  live  on  a  farm  near  Gorin,  Missouri. 
Luther  O.  and  Ella  Gretchen  live  with  their  parents,  Gorin, 

9.  LUTHER  V.,  son  of  Wellington  and  Amanda  Staples 
Buford,  married  Nellie  Vickers,  September  19,  1895.  Children 
— Baby,  born  October  30,  1898,  died  November  18,  1898;  Nellie 
A.,  October  22,  1900;  Luther  V.,  Jr.,  October  31,  1903;  Virginia 
M.,  August  26,  1905;  Howard  W.,  August  11,  1908.  Their  home 
is  Long  Beach,  California.  Luther  V.  Buford,  Sr.,  has  been 
Mayor  of  the  city.  At  present  he  is  superintendent  of  the  water 
system.  His  office  is  room  No.  7  in  the  City  Hall.  They  own  a 
nice  residence  property. 



10.  NELLIE  A.,  daughter  of  Luther  V.  and  Nellie  Vickers 
Buford,  married  August  19,  1923,  H.  N.  Rigney.  Home,  Long 
Beach,  California. 

8.  FRANCES,  daughter  of  Abraham  and  Nancy  Eidson 
Buford,  married  Charles  Bright  Fizer.  Children — Mary  Ann, 
born  August  20,  1843,  died  February  27,  1845;  Ella  J.,  Novem¬ 
ber  30,  1844;  Hersilia  C.,  July,  1864;  John  W.,  December  19, 
1847 ;  Charles  H.,  March  3,  1852 ;  Jacob  A.,  July  17,  1854 ;  George 
Simeon,  May  6,  1856,  was  killed  at  the  age  of  25,  while  helping 
build  a  railroad,  November  23,  1881.  Charles  Bright  and 
Frances  Buford  Fizer  lived  and  died  in  Bedford  County,  Vir¬ 

9.  ELLA  J.,  daughter  of  Charles  B.  and  Frances  Buford 
Fizer,  married  C.  L.  Watson,  March  25,  1862,  died  February  25, 

9.  HERSILIA  C.,  daughter  of  Charles  B.  and  Frances 
Buford  Fizer,  married  W.  D.  Preston,  October  25,  1876;  both  are 
dead.  She  had  been  twice  married  before.  Children  of  last 
marriage,  Henry  Simeon,  Presto,  who  married  Rutherford  and 
died  a  few  years  after;  Carrie,  married  Enoch,  who,  with  three 
children  and  brother  Harry  Simeon,  lived  in  Bluefield,  West 

9.  JOHN  W.,  son  of  Charles  B.  and  Frances  Buford  Fizer, 
married  Martha  Saunders,  November  24,  1873,  and  with  eight 
children  moved  to  Kansas  about  fifteen  years  ago.  All  are  liv¬ 
ing  at  present,  1924,  and  most  of  their  children  are  married. 

9.  CHARLES  H.,  son  of  Charles  Bright  and  Frances  Bu¬ 
ford  Fizer,  married  Sallie  Garrett.  They  live  near  Montvale, 
Bedford  County,  Virginia.  Children — Warren,  Mildred,  Julian, 
Minnie,  Fannie,  Charles,  Jr.,  Virgie,  Lawrence  and  Maud. 

9.  JACOB  A.,  son  of  Charles  Bright  and  Frances  Buford 
Fizer,  married  Belle  Stennett.  Children — George  Simeon,  Gor¬ 
don,  Bright,  Lillian,  Katie,  died  at  the  age  of  23  with  typhoid 
fever,  Raymond,  served  in  World  War,  and  was  wounded  by  a 



broken  piece  of  shell  from  machine  gun.  Since  returning  home 
has  married.  Erma  died  in  1918  with  “flu,”  at  the  age  of  27, 
and  Melvin.  George  Simeon  lives  in  Bedford,  Virginia,  and  has 
a  wife  and  four  children.  Bright  has  a  wife  and  one  child  and 
lives  at  Craws,  Virginia.  Gordon  has  a  wife  and  one  child  and 
lives  in  Bedford,  Virginia.  Lillian  married  Mr.  Hogan  and  lives 
in  Bedford,  Virginia.  They  have  three  children.  Raymond  and 
Melvin  are  both  single. 

8.  MARY  M.,  daughter  of  Abraham  and  Nancy  Eidson 
Buford,  married  Archibald  Hatcher,  October  26,  1837,  died  in 
Paris,  Texas,  leaving  three  sons  and  one  daughter,  Daniel,  James, 
Don  and  Virginia,  who  married  J.  W.  Rodgers  of  Paris,  Texas. 
Children — Daniel,  Archibald,  Charles,  Buford,  Mamie  and  Jessie. 

8.  WILLIAM,  son  of  Abraham  and  Nancy  Eidson  Buford, 
married  Mary  Ann  Jones,  August  1,  1884,  born  in  Wythe  County, 
Virginia,  October  6,  1828,  was  the  daughter  of  Judge  Jones,  who 
had  moved  to- Schuyler  County,  Missouri,  and  lived  at  Tippe¬ 
canoe,  three  miles  southeast  of  Lancaster,  where  Mr.  Buford  had 
built  a  carding  machine  for  Judge  Jones.  Children — Henry  Clay, 
born  May  3,  1845 ;  Virginia  Mildred,  October  5,  1847 ;  Eliza 
Catherine,  May  16,  1849;  Zachariah  Taylor,  1851,  lived  only  two 
years;  James  Robert,  July  28,  1853;  Nancy  Jane,  June  4,  1855; 
Mary  Etta,  April  4,  1857 ;  Abraham  Don  Carlos,  December  20, 
1859;  William  Price,  May  4,  1862;  Granville  Lee,  April  3,  1864, 
died  in  infancy;  Irena  Nelson,  May  7,  1865. 

William  Buford  was  born  in  Bufordville,  Virginia,  what  is 
now  Montvale,  Virginia,  Bedford  County.  When  he  arrived  at 
manhood  he  concluded  he  would  try  his  fortune  in  the  West.  He 
first  came  to  Lewis  County,  Missouri,  in  the  spring  of  1840.  In 
the  spring  of  1843,  he  went  to  Schuyler  County,  where  he  went 
into  business.  In  1844  he  put  a  card  mill  in  at  Clen’s  Mills,  in 
Adair  County,  and  came  back  to  Schuyler  County  in  1845  and 
settled  on  a  farm  near  Lancaster.  In  1849  (got  gold  fever)  he 
made  a  trip  overland  to  California,  engaged  in  gold  mining  and 


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was  very  successful.  He  came  back  with  a  good  share  of  the 
precious  metal  to  his  farm  in  Schuyler  County,  Missouri,  in  1851. 
Some  time  afterwards  he  moved  to  Lancaster,  Missouri,  started 
a  general  store  and  was  there  in  business  till  1860.  In  that  same 
year  he  went  to  Colorado  and  remained  one  year.  When  he  re¬ 
turned  the  terrible  war  cloud  of  1861  hung  like  a  pall  over  all  the 
land,  and  as  he  was  the  owner  of  a  number  of  slaves,  it  was 
natural  for  him  to  espouse  the  cause  of  the  South.  He,  in  com¬ 
pany  with  several  others,  raised  a  troop  of  eleven  hundred  men 
and  went  south  and  joined  General  Green’s  forces.  He  was  made 
Major  of  the  regiment  and  remained  in  the  Confederate  service 
until  the  Battle  of  Lexington.  He  was  then  assigned  to  duty  as 
a  recruiting  officer  and  sent  back  to  his  part  of  the  state.  Di¬ 
rectly  after  he  entered  this  service  he  was  captured  by  the  Fed¬ 
eral  troops  and  held  as  a  prisoner  for  some  time;  but  through 
the  intervention  of  some  of  his  Union  friends,  especially  Henry 
Downing  of  Scotland  County,  Missouri,  he  was  released  under 
certain  restrictions  that  prevented  him  from  again  entering  the 
Confederate  service.  He  then  went  to  Colorado  and  opened  up  a 
store;  besides,  he  soon  became  quite  an  extensive  freighter  and 
employed  a  number  of  teams  that  ran  between  Missouri  River  and 
points  in  the  West.  In  1867  he  came  back  to  Schuyler  County 
again  and  soon  became  interested  in  the  woolen  mills  that  were 
established  in  Glenwood,  where  he  had  lost  a  considerable  sum 
of  money.  Here,  near  Glenwood,  he  and  his  wife  reared  a  family 
of  nine  children,  four  sons  and  five  daughters,  all  of  whom  are 
living,  two  sons  having  died  in  infancy.  In  later  years  they  sold 
their  farm  and  moved  into  Glenwood,  Missouri,  making  several 
trips  to  California  and  Colorado,  visiting  their  children.  In  1901 
they  moved  to  Lancaster,  where  they  lived  until  Mrs.  Buford 
died,  February  16,  1907.  From  that  time  Mr.  Buford  made  his 
home  with  Irena  Nelson  Buford  O’Briant,  his  youngest  daughter, 
till  his  death,  December  24,  1914,  at  the  age  of  ninety-two  years. 



9.  HENRY  C.,  son  of  William  and  Mary  Ann  Jones  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Susan  Forrester,  December  13,  1868.  She  was 
born  April  6,  1850,  and  died  March  9,  1912.  Children — Mary 
Catherine,  born  September  17,  1869 ;  John  Albert,  March  7,  1871 ; 
Ida  Lewis,  April  10,  1873;  Dora  Olive,  September  17,  1876; 
James  Nelson,  March  7,  1878,  died  August  5,  1878;  Clarence  C., 
October  10,  1879;  Lucinda  Mildred,  January  12,  1882;  Roy  Mar¬ 
shall,  October,  1886,  died  March  16,  1887 ;  Corda  Gladys,  October 
5,  1888.  Residence,  Ames,  Oklahoma. 

10.  MARY  C.,  daughter  of  Henry  Clay  and  Susan  For¬ 
rester  Buford,  married  Frank  Hardin,  of  Ainsworth,  Iowa,  Oc¬ 
tober  6,  1891.  Children — Mark  Henry,  born  July  16,  1892; 
Flossie  Estelle,  June  22,  1894;  Nellie  Cleo,  died  at  birth. 

11.  MARK  H.,  son  of  Frank  and  Mary  C!  Hardin,  married 
- ,  September  19,  1917.  Daughter — Dorothy,  January,  1921. 

11.  FLOSSIE  E.,  daughter  of  Frank  and  Mary  C.  Hardin, 
married  Everette  Hollowed,  March  26,  1917.  Son — Hardin 
Russel,  February  5,  1918. 

10.  JOHN  A.,  son  of  Henry  C.  and  Susan  Forrester  Bu¬ 
ford,  is  a  farmer  and  lives  at  Downing,  Missouri. 

10.  IDA  L.,  daughter  of  Henry  C.  and  Susan  Forrester 
Buford,  married,  July  4,  1912,  Rufus  L.  Loney.  One  child  died 
at  birth.  Farmer  and  lives  at  Downing,  Missouri. 

10.  DORA  O.,  daughter  of  Henry  C.  and  Susan  Forrester 
Buford,  married  Oliver  Evans.  Children — Fern,  born  August 
24,  1900;  Leon,  November  21,  1901;  Oscar,  October  27,  1903; 
Lennie,  July  3,  1905.  Farmer  and  lives  at  Ames,  Oklahoma. 

10.  CLARENCE  C.,  son  of  Henry  C.  and  Susan  F.  Buford, 
married  Minnie  Dillinger,  March  23,  1902.  Children — Rudy 
Opal,  born  October  1,  1904;  Cleo  Cloeta,  April  10,  1907;  Claris 
Ethel,  February  18,  1911;  Royd  Russel,  January  1,  1913;  Eva 
Fay,  July  13,  1918;  Nellie  May,  July  13,  1920.  Farmer  and  lives 
at  Downing,  Missouri. 



10.  LUCINDA  M.  (Lola),  daughter  of  Henry  C.  and  Susan 
F.  Buford,  married  Charles  Dillinger.  Children — Hazel,  born 
October  17,  1903 ;  Irvin,  August  31,  1905 ;  Ruth,  August  22,  1908 ; 
Erma,  June  21,  1910;  Charles,  Jr.,  May  3,  1912.  Home,  La  Fay¬ 
ette,  Colorado. 

10.  CORDA  G.,  daughter  of  Henry  C.  and  Susan  F. 
Buford,  married  John  Edward  Cleeton.  Two  children — John 
Edward,  Jr.,  born  April  10,  1920;  Edna  Pearl,  May  2,  1922. 
Farmer  and  lives  at  Ames,  Oklahoma. 

9.  VIRGINIA  M.,  daughter  of  William  and  Mary  Ann 
Jones  Buford,  married,  March  2,  1865,  at  Boulder,  Colorado, 
Admer  Nelson  Standiford,  who  was  born  December  16, 1835,  near 
Vincennes,  Indiana.  Children — Mary  Etta,  born  October  30, 
1868,  and  Margaret  M. 

10.  MARY  E.,  daughter  of  Admer  Nelson  and  Virginia  M. 
Standiford,  married  James  H.  Boren,  October  15,  1891,  at  Mod¬ 
esto,  California.  Two  children — Mildred  Buford,  born  January 
10,  1893 ;  Admer  Nelson  Standiford,  April  15,  1895. 

11.  MILDRED  B.,  daughter  of  James  H.  and  Mary  E. 
Standiford  Boren,  married  Adam  Paul  Meily,  November  9,  1913. 

11.  ADMER  N.  S.,  son  of  James  H.  and  Mary  E.  S.  Boren, 
married,  July  17,  1920,  Bessie  Belle  Baxter.  Son — A.  N.  Standi¬ 
ford,  Jr.,  October  18,  1921. 

9.  ELIZA  C.,  daughter  of  William  and  Mary  Ann  Jones 
Buford,  married  January  20,  1867,  John  R.  Rothrock.  Children 
— William  H.,  born  December  3,  1867 ;  John  E.,  April  7,  1869. 
Home,  Longmont,  Colorado. 

10.  WILLIAM  H.,  son  of  John  R.  and  Eliza  C.  Buford 
Rothrock,  married,  April  5,  1893,  C.  Agnes  Dell.  Children — 
Viola  L.,  born  April  3,  1894;  Addie  E.,  August  16,  1898;  Willie 
Ruth,  July  8,  1900;  William  J.  J.,  September  8,  1903;  Nelson  M., 
March  3,  1908,  died  March  31,  1908. 

10.  JOHN  E.,  son  of  John  R.  and  Eliza  C.  B.  Rothrock, 
married  Jessie  Perrin,  May,  1893.  Children — -E.  Naylor,  born 



December  6,  1895;  Erma  F.,  June  22,  1899;  Thera,  January  17, 
1901.  Jessie  Perrin  Rothrock  died  and  John  E.  Rothrock  mar¬ 
ried,  second  time,  K.  Blanche  McCafferty. 

11.  E.  NAYLOR,  son  of  John  E.  and  Jessie  Perrin  Roth¬ 
rock,  married  Aileen  Collens,  in  1917.  Children — Jessie  Caro¬ 
line,  born  July  29,  1918;  Thema,  December  11,  1919;  Eliza  Jane, 
August  27,  1921. 

9.  JAMES  R.,  son  of  William  and  Mary  Ann  Jones  Buford, 
married  Mary  Eliza  Lasley,  December  5,  1880.  Children — Carry 
Myrtle,  born  July  6,  1882;  Marvin  Edward,  July  25,  1885;  John 
Price,  October  21,  1887 ;  Anna  May,  June  3,  1892.  Home,  Kiowa, 

10.  CARRY  M.,  daughter  of  James  R.  and  Mary  Eliza  Las¬ 
ley  Buford,  married  Charles  Geery,  October  9,  1904.  No  children. 
Undertaker,  and  home  at  Kiowa,  Kansas. 

10.  MARVIN  E.,  son  of  James  R.  and  Mary  E.  Las¬ 
ley,  married  Margaret  McNeil  Epps,  September,  1910.  Child — 
Ruth  Eveline,  born  August  2,  1911,  died  February  22,  1922. 

10.  JOHN  P.,  son  of  James  R.  and  Mary  E.  L.  Buford, 
married  Renna  Belle  Geery,  September  3,  1907.  Two  children — 
Orin  James,  born  May  4,  1909;  Juanita  Mae,  September  11,  1913. 
Farmer,  and  lives  at  Ames,  Oklahoma. 

10.  ANNA  M.,  daughter  of  James  R.  and  Mary  E.  L.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Lester  Turner,  April  2,  1919.  Children — Velma 
Mae,  born  July  5,  1920;  Vivian  Lucille,  November  28,  1921. 
Farmer  and  lives  near  Lancaster,  Missouri. 

9.  NANCY  JANE,  daughter  of  William  and  Mary  Ann 
Jones  Buford,  married  Austin  Reed,  April  16,  1871,  who  was 
born  December  1,  1839.  Children — William,  born  February  22, 
1872;  Dora  Belle,  September  21,  1873;  Ruth  B.,  January  13,  1879. 

Nancy  J.  Buford  and  Austin  Reed  were  married  at  Glen- 
wood,  Missouri.  His  children  were  all  born  at  Lancaster,  Mis¬ 
souri,  except  Ruth  B.,  who  was  born  at  Oakdale,  California.  They 
moved  to  Colorado,  near  Longmont,  in  1878,  and  in  April,  1880, 



journeyed  on  to  California  and  lived  in  Modesto  for  two  years; 
from  there  they  went  to  Oakdale  and  engaged  in  farming.  Here 
their  son,  William,  died  October  23,  1894;  also  Austin  Reed 
died,  August  25,  1903,  and  then  his  wife  and  daughter,  Ruth 
E.,  moved  to  San  Jose,  California,  to  make  their  home.  May  16, 
1913,  Mrs.  N.  J.  Reed  married,  for  her  second  husband,  J.  R.  Cass- 
ingham,  came  east  on  a  bridal  trip,  visited  relatives  in  Colorado, 
Kansas,  Missouri  and  Oklahoma,  and  attended  the  Buford  Re¬ 
union  at  Rutledge,  Missouri,  August  26,  1923,  which  they  enjoyed 
very  much. 

10.  DORA  B.,  daughter  of  Nancy  Jane  Buford  and  Austin 
Reed,  married  Benjamin  Burgess,  June  20,  1894.  He  died  April 
25,  1905,  and  she  married,  for  her  second  husband,  Henry  Kolbe, 
March  31,  1907. 

9.  MARY  E.,  daughter  of  William  and  Mary  Ann  Jones 
Buford,  married  Robert  Franklin  Boze,  November  23,  1875,  who 
was  born  August  31,  1855,  at  Liberty,  Wayne  County,  Illinois. 
He  was  a  pioneer  veterinarian  of  Northern  Colorado.  He  died 
October  a,  1921.  Children — Daisy,  born  September  20,  1876; 
William  Alvin,  March  12,  1878;  James  Carlos,  July  10,  1880. 

10.  JAMES  C.,  son  of  Mary  E.  Buford  and  Robert  Frank¬ 
lin  Boze,  married  Hettie  Miller,  March  23,  1902.  Children — Eva- 
lin  Frankie,  born  April  27,  1908;  Wilma  Alice,  April  13,  1915; 
William  Alvin,  Jr.,  December  26,  1919. 

9.  ABRAHAM  DON  C.,  son  of  William  and  Mary  Ann 
Jones  Buford,  married  Minnie  Woodson,  June  14,  1911,  at  Lan¬ 
caster,  Missouri.  Their  home  is  in  Sunshine  Valley,  New  Mexico. 

9.  WILLIAM  P.,  son  of  William  and  Mary  Ann  Jones  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Clara  Belle  Morris,  March  7,  1886,  in  Schuyler 
County,  Missouri.  Children — Don  Leroy,  born  December  2, 
1888;  Nelson  Milton,  March  16,  1890;  Mervel  Morris,  January 
24,  1901.  Clara  Belle  Morris  Buford  was  born  June  16,  1863, 
and  died  August  25,  1911,  in  Blaine  County,  Oklahoma.  William 
Price  Buford  married,  for  his  second  wife,  Mrs.  Jennie  Morehead 



Widely,  of  Crab  Orchard,  Nebraska,  February  17,  1915.  Their 
home,  Guymon,  Oklahoma. 

10.  DON  L.,  son  of  William  P.  and  Clara  Belle  Morris  Bu¬ 
ford,  born  in  Schuyler  County,  Missouri,  grew  to  manhood  and 
received  his  education  at  Wood’s  College,  Oklahoma.  He  enlisted 
in  the  regular  army  at  the  time  America  entered  the  World  War 
and  served  six  months  with  the  A.  E.  F.  in  France.  He  is  not 
married,  1922. 

10.  NELSON  M.,  son  of  William  P.  and  Clara  Belle  Morris 
Buford,  born  in  Schuyler  County  Missouri,  grew  to  manhood  in 
Wood  County,  Oklahoma,  received  his  education  at  Wood’s  Col¬ 
lege,  Oklahoma,  and  Pueblo  College,  Colorado.  He  was  employed 
as  head  bookkeeper  of  the  Pueblo  Gas  and  Fuel  Company,  Pueblo, 
Colorado.  At  the  time  America  entered  the  World  War  he  en¬ 
listed  in  the  United  States  Marine  Corps,  June  1,  1917;  was  sent 
to  France,  February,  1918;  was  Corporal  of  the  34th  Company, 
First  Replacement  Battalion,  U.  S.  A.,  M.  C.,  at  the  time  of  death, 
which,  according  to  government  reports,  occurred  in  action  June 
9,  1918.  He  was  buried  in  Riverview  Cemetery,  Kiowa,  Kansas, 
January  10,  1922.  He  was  unmarried. 

10.  MARVEL  M.,  son  of  William  P.  and  Clara  Belle  Mor¬ 
ris  Buford,  is  unmarried,  a  farmer  and  lives  in  Texas  County  near 
Guymon,  Oklahoma. 

9.  NELSON  IRENA,  daughter  of  William  and  Mary  Ann 
Jones  Buford,  born  in  Boulder  County,  Colorado,  married  Wil¬ 
liam  Calvin  O’Briant,  January  30,  1889,  who  was  born  Septem¬ 
ber  19,  1864.  Children — Edna  Buford,  born  April  29,  1894; 
Lloyd  Buford  and  Boyd  Buford  (twins),  May  20,  1905.  Home, 
Lancaster,  Schuyler  County,  Missouri. 

10.  EDNA  B.,  daughter  of  William  C.  and  Nelson  Buford 
O’Briant,  married  Arlie  E.  Girton,  December  14,  1916.  Daughter 
— Elizabeth  Buford  Girton,  born  July  6,  1922.  Lives  on  farm 
near  Lancaster,  Missouri. 



8.  SIMEON,  son  of  Abraham  and  Nancy  Eidson  Buford, 
married  Francis  M.  Cofer  ,of  Paris,  Texas.  Children — Lillian 
A.,  born  November  2,  1861 ;  Prudence  B.,  October  5,  1863 ;  James 
Sidney,  July  17,  1865;  Talma  W.,  May  30,  1874.  All  live  in  Pat- 
tonville,  Texas. 

Simeon  Buford  and  his  wife  are  both  dead. 

9.  LILLIAN  A.,  daughter  of  Simeon  and  Frances  Cofer 
Buford,  married  Dr.  Samuel  McCustion. 

9.  PRUDENCE  B.,  daughter  of  Simeon  and  Frances  Cofer 
Buford,  married  Capt.  Silas  B.  Zainter. 

9.  JAMES  SIDNEY,  son  of  Simeon  and  Frances  Cofer 
Buford,  married  Minnie  McCustion. 

NANCY  A.,  daughter  of  Abraham  and  Nancy  Eidson  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  George  P.  Luck,  September  11,  1844,  who  was  a 
Baptist  minister.  They  had  twelve  children — Edward  W.,  Rev. 
Julian  M.,  Dr.  George  Simeon,  Mary  Eliza,  John  Bumpus,  Abra¬ 
ham  Buford  (his  twin  died  in  infancy),  Nannie,  Rev.  James 
Paschal,  Emma  Carlton  (Collie),  Robert  Hugh,  and  another  child 
died  in  infancy. 

9.  EDWARD  W.,  son  of  George  P.  and  Nancy  Buford  Luck, 
married  Sallie  Royal,  of  Powhatan.  Children — William  E.,  Mary 
Buford,  Nannie,  died  early  in  life,  and  Lottie.  Sallie  Royal  Luck 
died,  and  Edward  W.  Luck  married,  for  his  second  wife,  Nannie 
Cofer,  who  now  survives  him. 

Edward  William  Luck,  born  in  Bufordville,  now  Montvale, 
Bedford  County,  Virginia,  was  the  eldest  of  twelve  children,  and 
one  of  the  prominent  men  of  his  county.  He  was  a  man  of  ability, 
intregrity  and  true  kindliness  of  character,  a  member  of  the 
Baptist  church  from  the  time  he  was  nineteen  years  of  age ;  for 
many  years  commissioner  of  revenue  in  his  district,  and  served 
on  the  school  board.  At  the  outbreak  of  the  Civil  War  he  volun¬ 
teered  and  served  with  distinction  in  Company  A.,  Second  Vir¬ 
ginia  Cavalry.  At  the  time  of  his  death  he  was  adjutant  of 
Joseph  E.  Johnston  Camp  of  Confederate  Veterans.  He  possessed 



as  many  friends  as  any  other  man  in  Bedford  County,  all  of 
whom  were  deeply  grieved  at  his  sudden  death.  He  died  Feb¬ 
ruary,  1921,  being  in  his  seventy-sixth  year. 

10.  WILLIAM  E.,  son  of  Edward  W.  and  Sallie  Royal 
Luck,  married  and  has  four  children.  One  daughter,  Mary 
Royal,  lives  in  Henton,  West  Virginia. 

9.  REV.  JULIAN  M.,  son  of  George  P.  and  Nancy  Buford 
Luck,  a  Baptist  minister,  married  Pattie  Arnold,  who  died  sev¬ 
eral  years  ago.  Children — Wilma,  married  Mr.  Cunningham, 
lives  in  Princeton,  West  Virginia;  Cora,  married  W.  A.  Dickens 
(they  have  lost  their  two  children,  and  her  father  is  making  his 
home  with  her)  ;  Dr.  Eugene,  married  Ann  Hobday,  lives  in 
Roanoke  City,  Virginia,  and  has  a  sweet  little  girl,  Annie; 
Julia,  a  trained  nurse,  makes  her  home  with  her  sister,  Cora; 
Lula,  has  a  government  position  in  Washington,  D.  C. 

9.  DR.  GEORGE  SIMEON,  son  of  George  P.  and  Nancy 
Buford  Luck,  married  Lula  Moorman,  of  Roanoke,  and  spent  a 
long  and  honored  life  there,  not  only  giving  relief  to  the  body, 
but  leading  and  pointing  many  to  the  Savior  who  heals  all  dis¬ 
eases  and  forgives  all  sins.  Children — Elva,  Nannie,  John, 
George  Simeon,  Mattie,  Mary,  Malcoln  and  Lucille. 

Elva  married  Mr.  Anderson,  and  they  have  three  children. 
Elva  Luck  Anderson  died  a  few  years  ago  with  the  “flu.” 
Nannie  married  Mr.  Mason,  and  they  have  ten  children; 
John  never  married,  is  a  professor  of  mathematics  in  the 
University  of  Virginia;  George  Simeon  married  Miss  Bell, 
and  with  two  children  live  in  Roanoke,  Virginia;  Mat- 
tie  married  Mr.  Peck,  and  with  one  child  lives  at  Victoria,  Vir¬ 
ginia;  Mary  married  Mr.  Richardson,  and  lives  in  Roanoke  with 
one  little  boy;  Malcoln — spent  three  years  in  France,  lieutenant 
of  Field  Artillery,  World  War — and  Lucille  are  both  single. 

9.  MARY  E.,  daughter  of  George  P.  and  Nancy  A.  Buford 
Luck,  married  Capt.  Robert  B.  Schenk,  and  lives  in  Montvale,  Vir¬ 
ginia.  Children — Walter,  married  Annie  Bragg  and  they  have 


one  son,  Beryl,  who  is  in  school  at  University  of  Virginia;  George 
married  Bessie  Kasey  who  died  a  few  years  ago,  leaving  him  a 
widower  with  four  children;  Robert  married  Gilmer  Hatcher, 
they  have  four  boys;  Minnie  married  Eugene  C.  Whitehurst  and 
lives  in  Roanoke  with  three  children. 

Captain  Robert  B.  Schenk  died  in  December,  1923. 

9.  NANNIE,  daughter  of  George  P.  and  Nancy  A.  B. 
Luck,  married,  in  Roanoke,  Virginia,  John  Barnett.  They  had 
eight  children — Maurice,  married  Lizzie  Davidson  (they  have 
children  unmarried)  ;  Dr.  Warren,  never  married,  died  1920; 
George  S.,  married  Emma  Zink,  has  three  children  living 
and  three  dead;  Annie  May,  married  J.  Kyle  Montague,  and 
have  four  little  boys,  Roanoke,  Virginia;  Frank,  married  Cordia 
Reese  and  was  thrown  from  a  horse  and  instantly  killed  soon 
after  marriage;  Walter,  married  Adrian  Coles,  and  he  and  his 
wife,  with  one  little  girl,  live  in  Bluefield,  West  Virginia ;  Charles, 
married  Susan  Jordan  and  has  two  little  children  in  Roanoke, 
Virginia ;  Abraham  EUford  is  unmarried  and  was  in  France  three 
years,  an  officer  in  World  War. 

Both  John  and  his  wife,  Nannie,  are  deceased. 

9.  JOHN  B.,  son  of  George  P.  and  Nancy  A.  B.  Luck,  mar¬ 
ried  Effie  Golden  and  has  two  boys,  Hugh  and  Julian,  the  former 
an  officer  in  World  War  in  France  two  years.  Home,  Gorin, 

9.  ABRAHAM  BUFORD,  son  of  George  P.  and  Nancy  A. 
B.  Luck,  a  civil  engineer,  married  Nannie  Sanders.  He  was  killed 
in  a  railroad  wreck  three  years  after  marriage.  Two  children — 
Abraham  Buford,  Jr.  (Abraham  Buford  Luck,  Jr.,  served  two 
years  in  France  in  World  War),  and  Louise,  who  was  born  two 


months  after  her  father’s  death.  The  widow  married  again,  after 
twenty  years,  to  a  former  lover. 

9.  REV.  JAMES  PASCHAL,  son  of  George  P.  and  Nancy 
A.  B.  Luck,  married  George  Fizer.  Children — George,  Manly, 
Alvah,  James  Paschal,  Jr.,  Gilbert,  Mary  Estelle  and  Calvin,  all 




of  whom  are  unman  ied.  George  and  Alvah  were  in  the  service  in 
World  War.  Home,  Bedford,  Virginia. 

9.  EMMA  C.  (Collie),  daughter  of  George  P.  and  Nancy 
A.  Buford  Luck,  married  Benjamin  McGee.  Children — Eula, 
married  Jack  Wooldridge;  Robert,  unmarried,  service  of  World 
War,  and  “Bennie,”  Jr.,  (daughter),  called  after  her  father, 
whom  she  never  saw,  married  Mr.  Maupin.  Home,  Bedford  City, 
Virginia.  Robert  was  in  service  in  World  War. 

9.  ROBERT  H.,  son  of  George  P.  and  Nancy  A.  Buford 
Luck,  married  Lillian  Hatcher.  Children — Wellington,  Edward, 
Effie  Golden,  Archie,  Aubrey,  Helen  and  Simeon.  All  are  single 
except  Wellington,  who  married  Gladys  Arrington. 

8.  JAMES  L.,  son  of  Abraham  and  Nancy  Eidson  Buford, 
married,  April  9,  1857,  Mary  Lee  Glasscock,  daughter  of  Bailey 
and  Lucy  T.  (Kerfoot)  Glasscock,  born  in  Londoun  County,  Vir¬ 
ginia,  June  4,  1837.  Children — Fanny  E.,  born  December  28, 
1857 ;  Virginia  Etta,  March  3,  1859,  in  Lancaster,  Schuyler 
County,  Missouri;  Lucy  Temple,  October  30,  1861,  in  Clark 
County,  Missouri;  Wellington  Marshal,  October  10,  1863,  in 
Knox  County,  Missouri;  Mary,  September  8,  1867 ;  Nannie,  June 
26,  1869 ;  Robert  William,  in  Clark  County,  Missouri,  September 
4,  1870;  Joseph  Luck,  in  Clark  County,  Missouri,  March  3,  1873, 
and  a  little  son,  died  in  infancy. 

James  L.  Buford  was  born  in  Bedford  County,  Virginia,  the 
youngest  of  fourteen  children.  His  father,  Abraham  Buford, 
was  married  twice,  and  his  mother’s  name  was  Nancy  A.  (Eid¬ 
son)  Buford.  The  parents  were  old  Virginians  and  were  mar¬ 
ried  in  their  native  county,  where  they  were  engaged  in  farming 
in  early  life,  carding  wool,  burning  lime,  etc.  During  the  War 
of  1812  the  father  was  appointed  to  superintend  the  building  for 
winter  quarters. 

Politically  he  was  an  old  line  Whig.  They  were  strict  mem¬ 
bers  of  the  Baptist  church  for  more  than  forty  years  and  he  died 



a  happy  death,  trusting  in  Jesus  until  called  home  to  meet  his 
reward,  which  was  in  the  year  of  1846. 

His  son,  James  L.  Buford,  while  yet  in  his  teens,  left  the 
parental  roof  and  emigrated  to  Knox  County,  Missouri.  After 
staying  there  for  a  few  years,  he  returned  to  the  place  of  his 
birth  and  remained  at  home  for  a  short  time  and  then  came  to 
Missouri  again,  and  in  the  year  1852  he  emigrated  to  California 
and  spent  the  most  of  his  time  in  mining  gold,  four  years.  After 
returning  to  Missouri,  in  the  fall  of  1856,  he  received  word  that 
his  mother  was  near  the  point  of  death,  and  he  hastened  to  old 
Virginia,  but  she  was  dead  before  he  arrived.  After  spending 
a  few  months  with  his  brothers  and  sisters,  he  again  returned 
to  Knox  County,  Missouri,  where  he  married,  in  the  spring  of 
the  following  year. 

In  1861,  he  was  mustered  into  service  and  was  made  captain 
by  the  vote  of  the  men  enrolled  in  the  service  of  the  State  Guard 
under  Gov.  Jackson,  who  was  governor  of  Missouri.  His  sympa¬ 
thies  were  with  the  South,  but  he  loved  the  old  flag,  not  the  prin¬ 
ciples  of  the  North.  He  was  in  several  battles,  in  some  on  the 
winning  side,  other  he  lost.  In  1863,  he  was  sent  back  to  North¬ 
ern  Missouri,  recruiting,  and  was  captured  and  placed  under 
bond  of  $12,000  not  to  aid  the  South — a  hard  price,  yet  he  took 
it  and  never  shouldered  a  gun  in  behalf  of  the  South  again.  He 
remained  a  paroled  prisoner  during  the  rest  of  the  war,  and  for 
the  safety  of  his  family  and  himself,  he  moved  to  Iowa  in  Jan¬ 
uary,  1865.  In  December,  following,  he  came  back  to  Knox 
County  and  remained  there  for  two  years,  farming,  having  lost 
all  he  had  during  the  war. 

Mr.  Buford  and  his  wife  were  consistent  members  of  the 
Missionary  Baptist  Church. 

In  February,  1868,  he  moved  to  Clark  County,  Missouri,  to  a 
portion  of  the  B.  R.  Glasscock  estate,  which  was  inherited  by 
his  wife.  There  he  farmed,  reared  eight  children  to  manhood 
and  womanhood,  and  after  they  were  grown,  some  married,  others 



left  and  were  making  homes  for  themselves,  but  his  youngest 
daughter  remained  at  home  with  them. 

In  December,  1893,  he  rented  his  farm  in  Clark  County  and 
came  to  live  with  his  two  sons,  Wellington  and  Robert,  who  had 
bought  a  farm  of  231  acres  near  Harmony  Grove  Church.  There 
he  spent  his  last  days,  a  true  Christian,  always  ready  to  lend  a 
helping  hand  to  relieve  the  suffering  and  giving  words  of  com¬ 
fort  to  the  sorrowing,  until  July  17,  1902,  when  God  said,  “Well 
done,  thou  good  and  faithful  servant;  thou  has  been  faithful  over 
a  few  things,  thy  work  is  done,  come  up  higher  and  enter  thou 
into  the  joys  of  thy  Lord.”  He  told  his  children  and  heart¬ 
broken  companion  not  to  grieve,  he  would  soon  be  at  rest  with 
his  Lord.  All  his  children,  but  his  youngest  son,  Joseph,  who 
was  married  and  lived  in  Montana,  and  could  not  get  there  in 
time,  were  by  his  bed-side.  His  last  words  were,  “God  bless  my 
baby  boy.  I  never  will  see  him  on  this  earth;  tell  him  to  meet 
me  up  yonder,  where  there  will  be  no  more  sorrow  and  weeping,** 
and  thus  he  passed  away.  He  was  a  loving  husband  and  father 
and  will  never  be  forgotten,  for  he  was  endeared  to  every  one 
that  knew  him. 

Mary  Lee  Glasscock  Buford  died  August  10,  1920. 

9.  FANNY  E.,  daughter  of  James  L.  and  Mary  Lee  Glass¬ 
cock  Buford,  married,  May  30,  1888,  Newton  J.  Fordny.  No 
children.  He  died  July  11,  1913,  and  Fannie  E.  married,  second, 
Joseph  Hicks,  July  3,  1921,  of  Scotland  County,  Missouri. 

9.  VIRGINIA  E.,  daughter  of  James  L.  and  Mary  L.  Glass¬ 
cock  Buford,  married,  March  15,  1876,  J.  Franklin  Kerfoot,  of 
Lewis  County,  Missouri.  Children — Addie  May,  born  September 
16,  1877;  Leonard,  April  3,  1880;  Horace  Rolfe,  June  28,  1881; 
Lucille,  June  1,  1883;  Clarence  Franklin,  October  14,  1885;  Ida 
Lela,  April  20,  1890,  died  May  26,  1891;  Bessie  Blanche,  July 
6,  1894;  Fanny  Verda,  November  15,  1896;  Gladys  Fern,  De¬ 
cember  7,  1900.  Living  in  Clark  County,  Missouri. 



10.  ADDIE  M.,  daughter  of  J.  Franklin  and  Virginia  E. 
B.  Kerfoot,  married  Ed.  Lasswell,  September  23,  1900.  Children 
— Aubrey  William,  born  February  6,  1902,  died  September  2, 
1905 ;  Felix  Milton,  August  26, 1904 ;  Julian  Raymond,  November, 
1905;  Forrest  Franklin,  March  24,  1908;  Leland  Edward,  Jan¬ 
uary  2,  1910;  Willie  Weston,  February  10,  1912;  Virginia  Lu¬ 
cille,  November  13,  1913;  Willis  James,  June  14,  1917,  died  Oc¬ 
tober  17,  1917 ;  Lola  May,  September  28,  1918.  Home,  Lewis- 
town,  Lewis  County,  Missouri. 

10.  HORACE  R.,  son  of  J.  Franklin  and  Virginia  E.  G. 
Kerfoot,  married,  February  20,  1906,  Bertha  Raine.  Children — 
Bernice  Marie,  born  March  15,  1908,  died  March  25,  1909 ;  Zola 
Jaunita,  June  13,  1910;  Genevieve  Pearl,  August  28,  1912; 
Frances  Margaret,  April  12,  1915,  died  February  28,  1916;  John 
Rolfe,  March  21,  1917 ;  Dema  Pauline,  March  25,  1919;  Raymond 
Edward,  May  4,  1921.  Home,  Clark  County,  Missouri. 

9.  LUCY  T.,  daughter  of  James  L.  and  Mary  L.  G.  Buford, 
married,  January  12,  1887,  Michiel  A.  Coffman.  Children — 
Pearl  L.,  born  December  15,  1894,  died  December  28,  1894;  Earl 
M.,  September  27,  1900.  The  latter  served  three  years  in  World 
War.  Home,  Marceline,  Missouri. 

9.  WELLINGTON  M.,  son  of  James  L.  and  Mary  L.  G. 
Buford,  is  not  married.  Home,  Gorin,  Missouri. 

9.  MARY,  daughter  of  James  L.  and  Mary  L.  G.  Buford, 
married,  March  12,  1893,  William  C.  Reynolds.  No  children. 
Home,  Rutledge,  Missouri. 

9.  NANNIE,  daughter  of  James  L.  and  Mary  L.  G.  Buford, 
is  unmarried  and  lives  on  her  farm  near  Gorin,  Missouri. 

9.  ROBERT  W.,  son  of  James  L.  and  Mary  L.  G.  Buford, 
married  Nannie  Isabel  Purdy,  December,  1902.  She  was  born 
August  4,  1879.  Children — Mary  Thelma,  born  September  24, 
1903;  Eleanor  Clyde,  July  13,  1905;  James  Miller,  January  27, 
1906;  Mildred  Lucille,  April  12,  1909;  William  Woodrow,  Novem¬ 
ber  17,  1912 ;  Robert  Wellinger,  Jr.,  October  3,  1915 ;  Roberta  Nell, 


September  30,  1918.  Home,  on  a  farm  near  Colony,  Knox 
County,  Missouri. 

9.  JOSEPH  L.,  son  of  James  L.  and  Mary  L.  G.  Buford, 
married  in  Montana,  May  1,  1902,  Annie  Nickles,  of  Knox  County, 
Missouri.  Two  boys — Carson  C.,  born  September  9,  1906,  near 
Alder,  Montana;  son,  born  September  25,  1908,  dying  the  same 
day  of  birth,  and  the  mother  dying  the  same  day,  also.  Joseph 
L.  Buford  married,  for  second  wife,  December,  1909,  Mrs.  May 
Leighman,  of  Alder,  Montana.  Children — Clifford  Barnell,  born 
October  11,  1910,  in  Virginia  City,  Montana;  Donald  Williams, 
near  Alder,  Montana,  March  21,  1912;  Joseph  Leon,  September 
26,  1914,  near  Alder,  Montana.  The  mother  died  and  the  father 
came  back  to  Missouri,  and  is  living  on  a  farm  near  Rutledge, 
and  his  son,  Carson  C.,  is  with  him,  while  Clifford  and  Donald 
live  with  their  aunt,  Mrs.  William  Reynolds,  and  Joseph  is  with 
his  Aunt  Nannie  Buford,  near  Gorin,  Missouri. 

7.  HENRY,  JR.,  son  of  Henry  and  Mildred  Blackburn  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Jane  Sherman,  August  22,  1799.  Children — Albert 
Sherman,  born  1800;  Hopkins  Otey,  1802;  Elizabeth  Will,  1804; 
Mildred,  Julia,  Duncastle,  Mack,  Harriet  and  Caroline. 

8.  HOPKINS  OTEY,  son  of  Henry,  Jr.,  and  Jane  Sherman 
Buford,  married,  first,  Jane  Middleton.  Children — Henry,  born, 
1823,  died  in  1823;  John,  1824,  died,  1824;  Parmelia,  died  in  in¬ 
fancy;  E.  M.,  August,  1826,  married  Jane  Hill,  who  died  in  the 
service  of  the  Confederate  States  Army;  Luterpsey  M.,  1832, 
married  John  C.  Grayson,  and  died  in  1857 ;  Eldridge  C.,  April 
17,  1834,  died  in  1862,  in  the  Confederate  States  Army;  William 
Duncastle  Sherman,  May  23,  1836;  Silas  Otey,  1841.  Hopkins 
Otey  married,  for  his  second  wife,  Harriet  Hodge,  October,  1847. 
Son — Thomas,  born  in  1848.  Hopkins  Otey  married,  for  his  third 
wife,  Cyntha  Taylor,  in  1855.  Children — Alcaner  Watkins,  born 
June  5,  1856;  James,  1858;  Albert  Drake,  1860. 

9.  WILLIAM  DUNCASTLE  SHERMAN,  son  of  Hopkins 
Otey  and  his  first  wife,  Jane  Middleton  Buford,  married  Mary 



L.  Henard.  Children— John  Hopkins  Otey,  born  May  16,  1861 ; 
William  Eldridge,  July  24,  1863.  William  D.  S.  Buford  married 
Margaret  Ann  Smith,  for  his  second  wife.  No  children. 

10.  JOHN  HOPKINS  OTEY,  son  of  William  Duncastle 
Sherman  and  Mary  Henard  Buford,  married,  for  his  first  wife, 
E.  Fletcher;  married,  for  second  wife,  Eliza  Whitaker,  Decem¬ 
ber  10,  1884.  Children — Lula  Ann,  born  March  2,  1886;  Mary 
Florence,  July  14,  1887 ;  Maggie  Estelle,  February  16,  1889;  Otey 
Jackson,  November  11,  1890;  Elby  D.,  March  27,  1892,  died 
October  30,  1892;  Bessie  Lee,  September  29,  1893;  William  Gor¬ 
don,  September  14,  1895;  Robert  Duncan,  March  11,  1900;  John 
Elridge,  May  14,  1902;  Lydia  Virginia,  July  5,  1904.  Eliza  Whit¬ 
aker  Buford,  wife  of  J.  H.  O.  Buford,  died  November  23,  1906. 
Lula  Ann  Buford  Doran  died  October  10,  1913.  Residence,  New 
Hope,  Alabama. 

10.  WILLIAM  ELDRIGE,  son  of  William  Duncastle  Sher¬ 
man  and  his  first  wife,  Mary  Henard  Buford,  married  Fannie 
B.  Cooper,  January  26,  1886.  Children- — Claude  Owen,  born 
September  8,  1887 ;  John  William,  February  22,  1889 ;  Cora  May, 
February  10,  1892;  Britton  Jackson,  January  24,  1894;  Harry 
Robert,  August  24,  1895.  Residence,  New  Hope,  Alabama. 

9.  ALCANER  WADKINS,  son  of  Hopkins  Otey  and  his 
third  wife,  Cynthie  Taylor  Buford,  married  Malinda  Elizabeth 
Woody,  July  25,  1882.  Children— Mary  Lillian,  born  August 
14,  1883;  Maggie  May,  September  15,  1885,  died  November  19, 
1885;  Lelia  Wilmer,  September  13,  1886;  Annie  Laura,  August 
20,  1889;  Nora  Ethel,  October  5,  1891;  Kate  Caroline,  July  31, 
1893.  Residence,  San  Gabriel,  Texas. 

8.  ELIZABETH  WILLS,  daughter  of  Henry,  Jr.,  and  Jane 
Sherman  Buford,  married  Elijah  Drake.  Children — James  Mon¬ 
roe,  dead;  Jane  Elizabeth,  married  David  Allison;  John  Henry, 
married,  first  wife,  Miss  Wortham;  second  wife,  Miss  Anderson; 
Zachariah  N.,  married  Rosanna  Sharron;  William  A.,  dead; 
Thomas  B.,  married  N.  B.  Anderson ;  Elijah  W. ;  Robert  J. ;  Wade 

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N.,  married  Francis  Moore;  Frances  C.;  Robert  S. ;  McGaha; 
Julia  Ann,  married  Joseph  R.  Morris;  Charlotte  T.,  dead;  Charles 
D.,  dead. 

8.  MILDRED,  daughter  of  Henry,  Jr.,  and  Jane  S.  Buford, 
married,  first,  William  Bondurant;  second  husband,  Mr.  Lead- 

8.  JULIA,  daughter  of  Henry,  Jr.,  and  Jane  S.  Buford, 
married  Dempsey  Vann  and  died  in  1870. 

8.  DUNCASTLE,  son  of  Henry,  Jr.,  and  Jane  S.  Buford, 
married,  first,  and  had  a  son,  Curtis  Otey;  married  for  second 
wife,  Susan  Roach.  Children — Jane,  Martha,  Grundy,  George, 
died  young;  John  A.,  born,  1845;  Robert  Stanfield,  1847 ;  Walker 
Duncastle;  and  Victoria. 

9.  CURTIS  OTEY,  son  of  Duncastle  and  first  wife,  married 
Lavinia  Elizabeth  McGaha,  February  3,  1862.  Children — John 
Hopkins,  born  March  25,  1866;  Martha  Jane,  December  22,  1867, 
died  May,  1868;  Mary  Frances,  September  27,  1868,  died  No¬ 
vember,  1870;  William  Walter,  March  4,  1871;  Ellen  Catherine, 
February  12,  1874;  Lamar,  March  10,  1876,  died  November, 
1878;  Jessie  Magdalen,  March  15,  1880,  died  August,  1888;  Otey, 
December  9,  1883,  died  July  9,  1896.  Home,  England,  Arkansas. 

10.  ELLEN  C.,  daughter  of  Curtis  O.  and  Lavinia  McGaha 
Buford,  married  William  C.  Templeman,  June,  1892.  Live  in 
Little  Rock,  Arkansas. 

9.  JANE,  daughter  of  Duncastle  and  Susan  R.  Buford, 
married  Samuel  Latham. 

9.  MARTHA,  daughter  of  Duncastle  and  Susan  R.  Buford, 
married  Samuel  C.  Carpenter. 

9.  JOHN,  son  of  Duncastle  and  Susan  R.  Buford,  married 
Sarah  Hunt,  died  in  1865. 

9.  ROBERT  STANFIELD,  son  of  Duncastle  and  Susan  R. 
Buford,  married,  for  his  first  wife,  Margaret  Hicks,  December 
15,  1865;  for  second  wife,  Parlee  McKinsey  Sewell,  May  3,  1869. 
Children — John  William,  born  in  1870;  James  Walker,  1873;  Bed- 



ford  Forest,  1875;  Robert  McKinsey,  1878.  He  married,  for 
third  wife,  Mrs.  Mary  C.  Carpenter  (born  Ellett),  July  15,  1880. 
Children — Isaac  Davidson  and  Harriet  Ann. 

10.  JOHN  WILLIAM,  son  of  Robert  S.  and  Parlee  M. 
Sewell  Buford,  married  Nannie  B.  Bush,  December  18,  1890.  Son 
— Robert  King. 

10.  BEDFORD  F.,  son  of  Robert  S.  and  Parlee  M.  S.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Rebecca  Bush  in  1890. 

9.  WALTER  DUNCASTLE,  son  of  Duncastle  and  Susan 
R.  Buford,  married,  for  first  wife,  Susan  Latham,  and  for  second 
wife,  Emily  Green. 

9.  VICTORIA,  daughter  of  Duncastle  and  Susan  R.  Buford, 
married  Thomas  Carpenter. 

8.  FRANCES,  daughter  of  Henry,  Jr.,  and  Jane  S.  Buford, 
married  John  Carpenter,  died  in  1846. 

8.  MACK,  son  of  Henry,  Jr.,  and  Jane  S.  Buford,  married 
Annie  Wills. 

8.  HARRIET,  daughter  of  Henry,  Jr.,  and  Jane  S.  Buford, 
married  Daniel  Ledbetter,  died  in  1869. 

8.  CAROLINE,  daughter  of  Henry,  Jr.,  and  Jane  S.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Newton  Mosley,  Sr. 

7.  PRUDENCE,  daughter  of  Henry  and  Mildred  Blackburn 
Buford,  married  Jonathan  Blackburn,  November  6,  1796,  who 
was  born  in  1776,  a  son  of  George,  a  brother  of  Mildred  B.  Bu¬ 
ford  and  Prudence  Betty  Blackburn.  Son — William  Buford,  born 
April  27,  1799.  Jonathan  and  Prudence  settled  in  Woodford 
County,  Kentucky,  where  he  died  in  March,  1834.  She  went 
with  her  son,  William  B.,  to  St.  Louis,  Missouri,  in  1845,  where 
she  died  in  May,  1855. 

8.  WILLIAM  BUFORD,  son  of  Jonathan  and  Prudence 
Buford  Blackburn,  married  Mary  Ann  Bohannon/February  18, 
1818,  who  was  born  October  22, 1802.  Children — Edward  Church¬ 
ill,  born  January  25,  1820;  George  Ann,  May  31,  1825;  Jona¬ 
than  T.,  June  22,  1828;  Luke  P.,  May  28,  1835;  Prudence,  March 



6,  1837 ;  Ellen,  March  6,  1839,  died  July,  1849.  Residence,  Wood¬ 
ford  County,  Kentucky,  until  1845,  after  that,  St.  Louis,  Mis¬ 
souri,  where  William  B.  Blackburn  died  in  December,  1847.  Mary 
B.  Blackburn  died  at  Ferguson,  Missouri,  December  24,  1891. 

9.  EDWARD  CHURCHILL,  son  of  William  B.  and  Mary 
B.  Blackburn,  married,  May  16,  1843,  Virginia  Norris,  of  Cin¬ 
cinnati,  Ohio,  born,  1828.  No  children. 

Edward  Churchill  Blackburn  was  killed  November  1,  1855, 
by  the  fall  of  the  Gasconade  Bridge.  Residence,  St.  Louis,  Mis¬ 
souri.  His  widow  married  William  R.  Pye,  and  died  in  1872. 

9.  GEORGE  ANN,  daughter  of  William  B.  and  Mary  B. 
Blackburn,  married,  September  3,  1846,  Henry  Lee  Dorsett,  born 
June  22,  1823.  Son — Walter  B.,  born  June  12,  1852.  Henry  L. 
Dorsett  died  November  8,  1857.  Residence,  St.  Louis,  Missouri. 
His  widow  resides  at  Ferguson,  Missouri. 

10.  WALTER  B.,  son  of  Henry  Lee  and  George  Ann  B. 
Dorsett,  married,  October  20,  1880,  Eleanor  Crocker  French,  born 
January  30,  1860.  Son — Edward  Leonidas,  born  August  15, 
1883,  St.  Louis,  Missouri. 

9.  JONATHAN  T.,  son  of  William  B.  and  Mary  B.  Black¬ 
burn,  never  married.  He  was  killed  by  the  explosion  of  the 
steamer,  Saluda,  on  the  Mississippi  River,  April  9,  1852. 

9.  GEORGE  WILLIAM,  son  of  William  B.  and  Mary  B. 
Blackburn,  married,  May  15,  1857,  Katheryn  Rienzi,  born  in  1838. 
Children — Charles  R.,  born  January  22,  1859;  George  W.,  1861; 
Annie  Ross,  January  21,  1863;  Sarah  C.,  November,  1866.  George 
W.,  was  lost  by  the  burning  of  steamer,  Stonewall,  October  28, 
1868.  Residence,  St.  Louis,  Missouri. 

10.  CHARLES  R.,  son  of  George  W.  and  Katheryn  R. 
Blackburn,  married  Isabel  Jackson,  and  lives  in  Houston,  Texas. 

10.  GEORGE  W.,  son  of  George  W.  and  Katheryn  B.  Black¬ 
burn,  married  Margaret  Berry,  of  Virginia,  and  lives  at  Fergu¬ 
son,  Missouri. 



10.  ANNIE  ROSS,  daughter  of  George  W.  and  Katheryn 
R.  Blackburn,  married  G.  V.  Groop. 

9.  LUKE  P.,  son  of  William  B.  and  Mary  B.  Blackburn, 
married  in  1857,  Lucy  Frick.  Son — Edward  Churchill,  2d,  born 
January,  1858.  Luke  P.  died  January  29,  1878.  Lucy  F.  died  in 
1882.  Residence,  Keithsburg,  Illinois. 

10.  EDWARD  CHURCHILL,  2d,  son  of  Luke  P.  and  Lucy 
F.  Blackburn,  married  Belle  Stuart.  Children — Walter  Dorsett 
and  Virginia.  Residence,  Keithsburg,  Illinois. 

9.  PRUDENCE,  daughter  of  William  B.  and  Mary  B.  Black- 
well,  married,  May  14,  1858,  James  P.  McKenney,  born  Novem¬ 
ber  21,  1832.  Children — Helen  Gussie,  born  June  22,  1859 ;  Anne 
Powell,  January  25,  1862;  Virginia  Churchill,  February  11,  1864; 
George  A.,  November  11,  1865;  Louise  Pye,  June  22,  1877.  Prud¬ 
ence  B.  McKenney  died  December  13,  1896. 

10.  HELEN  G.,  daughter  of  James  P.  and  Prudence  B. 
McKenney,  married ,  in  January,  1881,  James  Irvin  Barret. 
Children — Irvin  and  Helen.  James  Irvin  Barret  died  in  Decem¬ 
ber,  1884. 

10.  ANNE  P.,  daughter  of  James  P.  and  Prudence  B.  Mc¬ 
Kenney,  married,  October  20,  1882,  L.  W.  Day,  of  St.  Louis,  Mis¬ 
souri.  Children — Sturgis,  Clifford  and  one  other. 

10.  VIRGINIA  C.,  daughter  of  James  P.  and  Prudence  B. 
McKenney,  married  F.  G.  Ziebig,  of  St.  Louis,  Missouri,  Septem¬ 
ber  28,  1888.  Children — Virginia,  Prudence,  Charles  Hunt,  Eliza 
and  Douglas  Churchill.  Residence,  Normandy,  Missouri. 

10.  GEORGIA  A.,  daughter  of  James  P.  and  Prudence  B. 
McKenney,  married  Wilson  P.  Hunt,  June  9,  1887.  Child — 
Wilson  Ann,  Normandy,  Missouri. 

10.  LOUISE  PYE,  daughter  of  James  P.  and  Prudence  B. 
McKenney,  married  Oscar  Reid,  November  10,  1897. 

7.  PASCHAL,  son  of  Henry  and  Mildred  Blackburn  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Frances  Ann  Otey,  October  31,  1820.  She  was  the 
daughter  of  Major  Isaac  and  Elizabeth  Matthews  Otey.  Children 



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— James  Hervey,  and  Neeta  (twins),  born  July  6,  1821,  Neeta 
died  August  26,  1821;  Mildred  Elizabeth,  November  19,  1822; 
John  Quincy  Adams,  July  29,  1824;  Mary  Charlotte,  January 
3,  1826,  died  July  1,  1826;  Rowland  Dabney,  September  20,  1827 ; 
Ann  Jane,  April  22,  1830;  Julius  Blackburn,  November  22,  1832; 
Margaret  Letitia,  February  17,  1835;  Isaac  Henry,  September 
25,  1838.  Paschal  Buford  died  at  “Locust  Level,”  Burordville, 
Bedford  County,  Virginia,  July  23,  1875,  at  the  place  of  his  birth 
and  home  of  his  long  life. 

Capt.  Paschal  Buford  was  well  and  widely  known.  His 
honest,  outspoken  nature  made  him  a  man  to  be  remembered  in 
social  and  every-day  life.  He  had  no  concealments  and  no  dis¬ 
guises,  but  spoke  out  with  honest  independence  whatever  was  in 
his  thoughts.  For  deception,  pretense,  or  false  pride  he  had  no 
toleration.  He  was  natural,  and  wished  others  to  be  so.  He 
loved  his  broad  acres,  fat  cattle,  and  blooded  horses.  As  a  farmer 
and  breeder  of  fine  stock,  he  was  well  known  throughout  the 
state.  A  lifelong  success  crowned  his  active  efforts  in  these  de¬ 
partments  of  industry,  and  he  leaves  the  fruits  behind  him  in  an 
ample  estate.  No  Virginia  home  was  ever  the  center  of  more 
generous  and  bounteous  hospitality  than  his.  In  the  War  of 
1812  he  was  an  officer,  and  commanded  a  company  at  Crany 
Island.  In  the  Civil  War  his  hand  and  heart  were  with  the  South 
and  her  soldiers.  By  his  invitation  the  wife  and  daughter  of 
General  Robert  E.  Lee  spent  a  summer  at  his  home  during  the 
war  between  the  states.  In  1867  General  Lee,  then  President  of 
Washington  and  Lee  University,  accompanied  by  his  daughter, 
Miss  Mildred,  paid  a  visit  to  Captain  Buford  and  his  family. 

8.  JAMES  HERVEY,  son  of  Paschal  and  Frances  Otey 
Buford,  married,  October  8,  1857,  Lucy  E.  Hanson,  daughter  of 
William  H.  Hanson,  of  Wytheville,  Virginia.  Children — Paschal, 
2d,  born  November  14,  1858;  Katherine,  born  and  died  May  23, 
1860;  William  Hanson,  April  25,  1862;  Stuart,  July  23,  1864; 
Annie  Graham,  August  12,  1866;  Abraham,  2d,  September  30, 



1868;  Katherine  Hanson,  April  20,  1871;  Bettie  Burke,  Novem¬ 
ber  7,  1875;  James  Otey,  March  9,  1876;  Julia,  October  1,  1878, 
died  May  17,  1879;  Agnes,  born  and  died  October  1,  1878;  Robert 
Graham,  April  3,  1881.  Residence,  Bufordville  (Montvale),  Vir¬ 

James  Hervey  Buford  was  deputy  sheriff  in  his  youth,  and 
for  many  years  after  was  “resident  engineer”  of  Norfolk  & 
Western  Railway,  a  partner  in  the  Iron  Works  at  Cripple  Creek, 
Wythe  County,  Virginia.  He  was  a  man  of  many  parts,  and  he 
played  each  part  in  its  fitting  costume;  was  a  manly  man,  a  true 
representative  of  that  chivalrous  and  grand  old  gallant  Spartan 
stock  that  is  ebbing  away.  Steadfast,  constant,  loyal,  resolute, 
honest  and  fair,  with  an  utter  disdain  and  contempt  for  ostenta¬ 
tious  display,  clinging  tenaciously  with  unusual  zeal  to  his  ideal¬ 
ism,  he  is  to  be  praised  more  for  the  things  he  did  not  do  than 
for  the  things  he  did.  He  lived  to  a  ripe  old  age  of  ninety-three, 
and  every  day  of  his  long  and  useful  career  was  a  happy  one  for 
him.  He  loved  little  children,  whom  he  invariably  greeted  with 
a  pleasant  smile  of  encouragement.  He  loved  birds,  the  wild 
flowers,  the  pure  fresh  turquoise  air  of  his  native,  sun-kissed 
hills,  the  pastoral  scenes  and  symmetrical  roll  of  the  magnificent 
Blue  Ridge,  beneath  whose  shadows  he  came  into  and  departed 
from  this  earth.  He  was  always  conspicious,  because  he  was  a 
big  man  with  big  ideas.  Stalwart  and  strong,  both  physically 
and  mentally,  and  of  fine  proportions,  of  even  temperament,  un¬ 
impeachable  character,  and  temperate  in  all  things.  He  was  the 
very  essence  and  emblem  of  the  scenes  which  adorn  his  life, 
typical  of  the  traditonal  gentleman  of  the  mountains,  whose 
subtle  and  seductive  influences  come  from  association,  and  they 
carry  over  their  shoulders  with  quiet  dignity,  with  a  repose  that 
none  can  understand,  save  those  who  worship  at  her  shrine.  It 
is  a  pleasure  to  associate  with  such  men;  they  inspire  us  to  better 
things.  He  died  August  30,  1914. 



9.  PASCHAL,  2d,  son  of  James  Hervey  and  Lucy  E.  Han¬ 
son  Buford,  was  born  at  Wytheville,  Virginia,  and  married,  in 
1894,  Ella  Mize,  of  Bryan,  Texas.  Children — Julia  Catherine, 
born  November  18,  1895 ;  Paschal  Mize,  March  18,  1898,  in  Mar¬ 
shal,  Texas. 

10.  JULIA  C.,  daughter  of  Paschal  and  Ella  Mize  Buford, 
married,  1913,  Oscar  Hudnall,  of  Austin,  Texas. 

9.  WILLIAM  HANSON,  son  of  James  Hervey  and  Lucy 
Hanson  Buford,  married  Willie  Lawrence  Wilson,  June  1,  1896, 
daughter  of  John  and  Sallie  Wilson,  of  Bedford  County,  Virginia. 
Children — William  Hanson,  Jr.,  born  April  17,  1897,  and  died 
June  7,  1898;  James  Lawrence,  September  2,  1898;  Katherine 
Burr,  January  3,  1902;  Lucy  Hanson,  May  18,  1904;  Sallie  Wil¬ 
son,  June  18,  1906.  William  Hanson  Buford,  Sr.,  lives  at  Mont- 
vale  (Bufordville) ,  Virginia,  and  owns  the  old  historic  Buford 
home  there,  granted  by  King  George  III.  of  England,  to  his  great 
grandfather,  Henry  Buford,  and  his  wife,  Mildred  Blackburn 
Buford,  before  the  Revolutionary  War. 

9.  STUART,  son  of  James  Hervey  and  Lucy  E.  Hanson 
Buford,  married  Frances  Otey  Buford,  November  25,  1919,  who 
was  a  cousin  and  daughter  of  Isaac  Henry  Buford,  of  Pulaski 
County,  Virginia.  They  have  no  children.  Home,  Bedford  City, 

9.  ANNIE  GRAHAM,  daughter  of  James  Hervey  and  Lucy 
Hanson  Buford,  married  Henley  Gruber  Henderson,  Jr.,  at  Mont- 
vale,  Virginia,  June  17,  1896,  who  was  a  son  of  Judge  Henry  Gru¬ 
ber  and  Elizabeth  Alexander  Henderson,  of  Seguin,  Texas. 
Children — Lucy  Buford,  born  November  24,  1898,  at  Seguin, 
Texas,  and  Annie  Isabelle,  July  11,  1900,  at  Montvale,  Virginia. 
Home  at  Hondo,  Texas. 

10.  LUCY  BUFORD  HENDERSON,  married  H.  D.  Kil¬ 
mer,  of  Baltimore,  Maryland,  July  20,  1923. 

9.  ABRAHAM,  son  of  James  H.  and  Lucy  E.  H.  Buford, 
married  Lucy  Montague,  of  Leonard,  Missouri,  March  23,  1908. 



Children — Julia  Katherine,  born  March  15,  1909,  in  Knox  County, 
Missouri;  James  Blackburn,  June  8,  1911,  in  Knox  County,  Mis¬ 
souri,  and  Isabelle,  February  20,  1913,  in  Shelby  County,  Mis¬ 


9.  KATHERINE  HANSON,  daughter  of  James  H.  and 
Lucy  E.  H.  Buford,  married  Harry  M.  Peeples,  October  29,  1895. 
Home,  San  Marcos,  Texas. 

9.  BETTIE  BURKS,  daughter  of  James  H.  and  Lucy  E.  H. 
Buford,  is  not  married  and  has  a  government  position  in  Wash¬ 
ington,  D.  C. 

9.  JAMES  OTEY,  son  of  James  H.  and  Lucy  E.  H.  Buford, 
married  Bonnibel  Stowers,  of  Fort  Worth,  Texas,  January  22, 
1913.  Daughter — Susie  Stowers,  born  June  8,  1914.  James 
Otey  Buford  died  August  2,  1919,  in  the  Sanitarium  at  Battle 
Creek,  Michigan.  His  widow  lives  in  Houston,  Texas. 

9.  ROBERT  GRAHAM,  son  of  James  and  Lucy  E.  H.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Mabel  Hillyer  Stokes,  June  30,  1914,  at  San  An¬ 
tonio,  Texas.  Robert  Graham  Buford  is  secretary  and  general 
manager  of  Universal  Printing  Company,  Dallas,  Texas. 

8.  MILDRED  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  Paschal  and 
Frances  Otey  Buford,  married  Hon.  Edward  Calchill  Burks, 
October  15,  1845,  who  was  born  May  20,  1821.  Children — 
Frances  Claiborne,  Edward  Calchill,  Jr.,  Martin  Parks,  Paschal 
Buford,  Elizabeth  Blackburn,  Margaret  and  Rowland.  Edward 
C.  Burks  was  a  graduate  of  Washington  College,  now  Washing¬ 
ton  and  Lee  University,  with  the  highest  honors  of  his  class  in 
1841,  and  in  1842  graduated  with  distinction  in  the  Law  Depart¬ 
ment  of  the  University  of  Virginia,  and  at 'once  began  the  practice 
of  law  in  his  native  town,  Bedford  City,  then  known  as  Liberty. 
He  was  in  the  Legislature  of  Virginia  during  the  sessions  of 
1861-62-63.  In  1876  he  was  elected  by  the  General  Assembly  to 
a  branch  of  the  Supreme  Court,  and  in  1884  was  chosen  by  the 
Legislature  as  one  of  the  revisers  of  the  Code  of  1884.  In  1891 
he  was  president  of  the  Virginia  Bar  Association.  In  1895  he 



became  editor  of  the  Virginia  Law  Journal.  Able,  learned,  up¬ 
right,  incorruptible,  and  a  bright  jewel  in  Virginia’s  crown  of 
great  men.  He  died  in  Bedford  City,  Bedford  County,  Virginia, 
July  4,  1897. 

9.  FRANCES  CLAIBORNE,  daughter  of  Edward  C.  and 
Mildred  E.  B.  Burks,  married,  April  14,  1869,  John  S.  Kasey. 


Children — Kate  Singleton,  Margaret  Burks,  Bettie  Buford  and 
Louise  Claiborne. 

10.  KATE  SINGLETON,  daughter  of  John  S.  and  Frances 
B.  Kasey,  married,  December  31,  1890,  John  S.  Burks.  Children 
— Buford  Singleton  and  John  Sale. 

10.  MARGARET  BURKS,  daughter  of  John  S.  and  Frances 
B.  Kasey,  married,  November  25,  1896,  James  Eliott  Walmsley. 
Children — Margaret  and  Frances. 

11.  MARGARET,  daughter  of  James  E.  and  Margaret  B. 
K.  Walmsley,  married,  September,  1919,  Joseph  Louis  Bellus. 
Daughter — Margaret  Walmsley  Bellus. 

10.  BETTIE  BUFORD,  daughter  of  John  S.  and  Frances 
Burks  Kasey,  married,  January  14,  1909,  George  W.  Schenk. 
Children — Mary  Buford,  George  Winston,  Bessie  Singleton  and 
John  Beryl. 

Bettie  Buford  Schenk  died  May  7,  1917. 

10.  LOUISE  CLAIBORNE,  daughter  of  John  S.  and 
Frances  Burks  Kasey,  married  William  Vincent  Jordan,  Febru¬ 
ary  24,  1911  (see  below).  Children — Frances  Elizabeth  and 
Louise  Claiborne,  Jr. 

Louise  Claiborne  Jordan,  Sr.,  died  December  17,  1914. 

9.  EDWARD  CALOHILL,  JR.,  son  of  Edward  C.  and 
Mildred  E.  B.  Burks,  married,  March  5,  1875,  Josephine  Porter¬ 
field  Bell.  Children — Orville,  Gladding,  who  died  July  21,  1887, 
and  Edward  Calohill,  3rd. 

10.  EDWARD  CALOHILL,  3rd,  son  of  Edward  Calohill, 
Jr.,  and  Josephine  P.  Bell  Burks,  married,  October  25,  1904,  Vir- 




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ginia  McClaren  Mosby.  Children — Josephine  Bell,  Virginia 
Mosby,  Elizabeth  Gladding  and  Nancy  Stuart. 

9.  MARTIN  PARKS,  son  of  Edward  C.  and  Mildred  E.  B. 
Burks,  married,  December  31,  1874,  Roberta  Gamble  Bell.  Child¬ 
ren — Elizabeth  Gladding,  who  died  in  1890,  and  Martin  Parks, 

Martin  Parks  Burks,  at  the  age  of  fifteen,  entered  Wash¬ 
ington  and  Lee  University,  at  Lexington,  Virginia,  and,  after 
completing  the  academic  course  at  that  institution  to  the  Univer¬ 
sity  of  Virginia,  he  graduated  in  law,  having  taken  the  two 
years’  course  in  one  year. 

He  then  began  the  practice  of  law  in  Bedford  City,  at  that 
time  known  as  Liberty.  In  1899,  he  accepted  a  position  as  law 
professor  at  Washington  and  Lee  University,  and,  in  1903,  was 
made  Dean  of  Washington  and  Lee’s  Law  School.  During  1914- 
17,  he  was  one  of  three  lawyers  appointed  by  the  governor  and 
recommended  by  Virginia’s  Supreme  Court  of  Appeals,  as  a  com¬ 
mission  to  revise  the  Code  of  Virginia.  In  1917  he  was  elected 
one  of  the  judges  of  the  Supreme  Court  of  Appeals  of  Virginia 
and,  in  1924,  is  still  on  the  bench.  Bedford  County  is  justly  proud 
to  claim  him  as  her  son. 

10.  MARTIN  PARKS,  JR.,  son  of  Martin  P.  and  Roberta 
G.  B.  Parks,  married,  February  4,  1909,  Laura  Mangum  Ogesby. 
Children — Martin  Parks,  3rd,  Albert  Ogesby,  Laura  Mangum  and 
Edward  Calohill,  4th. 

9.  PASCHAL  BUFORD,  son  of  Edward  C.  and  Mildred 
E.  B.  Burks,  died  unmarried. 

9.  ELIZABETH  BLACKBURN,  daughter  of  Edward  C. 
and  Mildred  E.  B.  Burks,  married  Alexander  Spottwood  Payne, 
June  15,  1887.  Child — Nora  Burks. 

10.  NORA  BURKS,  daughter  of  Alexandar  S.  and  Eliza¬ 
beth  B.  Payne,  married  William  Ragland  Hill  in  1920.  Child — 
Russell  Spottwood. 



9.  MARGARET,  daughter  of  Edward  C.  and  Mildred  E. 
B.  Burks,  died  unmarried. 

9.  ROWLAND,  son  of  Edward  C.  and  Mildred  E.  B.  Burks, 
married  Eliza  F.  Lloyd.  Child — Eliza  Fontaine,  died  unmarried. 

8.  JOHN  Q.  A.,  son  of  Paschal  and  Frances  Otey  Buford, 
married,  February  12,  1857,  Jane  Smith  Terry,  at  Oakwood, 
Virginia.  Children — Harry,  born  February  24,  1858,  died  June 
29,  1897;  Mary  Terry,  June  17,  1859;  Julius  Blackburn,  March 
1,  1861 ;  Frances  Otey,  April  10,  1867.  Harry  died  unmarried. 

John  Q.  A.  Buford  was  a  contractor  in  the  construction  of 
the  Norfolk  and  Western  Railroad,  closely  connected  with  Vir¬ 
ginia  Public  Works,  and  was  a  captain  in  the  army  of  the  Con¬ 
federate  States,  marrying  the  daughter  of  William  Terry.  He 
died  June  8,  1874.  Jane  S.  Terry  Buford,  his  wife,  was  born 
July  8,  1830,  died  January  16,  1876. 

9.  MARY  TERRY,  daughter  of  John  Q.  A.  and  Jane  Smith 
Terry  Buford,  married,  December  4, 1879,  Henry  Vincent  Jordan. 
Children — John  Buford,  born  September  28,  1880;  Lucy,  Feb¬ 
ruary  22,  1882,  died  August  7,  1882;  George  Cauthorn,  May  11, 
1883,  died  December  5,  1916;  William  Vincent,  July  29,  1885; 
Florrie  Terry,  August  10,  1887 ;  Harry  Blackburn,  July  14,  1889  ; 
Francis  Otey,  February  8,  1892,  died  December  2,  1921;  Etta 
Lucretia,  December  21,  1893,  died  January  7,  1895;  Belle  Bu¬ 
ford,  December  5,  1896;  Alexander,  February  5,  1899. 

Mary  Terry  Buford  died  September  7,  1918. 

10.  JOHN  BUFORD,  son  of  Henry  V.  and  Mary  Terry 

Buford  Jordan,  married,  December  18,  1907,  Pattie  S - . 

One  child — Pattie  Matthews. 

10.  WILLIAM  VINCENT,  son  of  Henry  V.  and  Mary 
Terry  Buford  Jordan,  married,  February  24,  1911,  Louise  Kasey 
(see  above).  Children — Frances  Elizabeth  and  Louis  Claiborne. 

10.  FLORRIE  TERRY,  daughter  of  Henry  V.  and  Mary 
Terry  Buford  Jordan,  married,  June  5,  1912,  Andrew  Johnston 
Casper.  Daughter — Florrie  Jordan. 



10.  HARRY  BLACKBURN,  son  of  Henry  V.  and  Mary 
Terry  Buford  Jordan,  married  Nellie  Fitzpatrick,  January  4, 

10.  BELLE  BUFORD,  daughter  of  Henry  V.  and  Mary 
Terry  Buford  Jordan,  married  Maxwell  Terry.  Children — 
Andrew  and  Mary  Louise. 

9.  JULIUS  BLACKBURN,  son  of  John  Q.  A.  and  Jane 
Terry  Buford,  married,  first,  December  5,  1884,  Lula  Blamire. 
Son — Harry  Blackburn,  born  September  28,  1887.  Lula  B.  Bu¬ 
ford  died  August  26,  1890,  and  Julius  Blackburn  Buford  married 
Lula  Hubbard,  January  13,  1894. 

10.  HARRY  BLACKBURN,  son  of  Juluis  Blackburn  and 
Lula  Blamire  Buford,  married,  June  10,  1912,  Grace  Harris.  Son 
— Harry  Blackburn,  Jr.,  born  April  19,  1913. 

Harry  Blackburn  Buford,  Sr.,  died  March  25,  1918. 

9.  FRANCES  OTEY,  daughter  of  John  Q.  A.  and  Jane 
Terry  Buford,  married,  June  19,  1895,  Thomas  Tucker  Oliver. 
Children — Mary  Buford,  born  April  1,  1896;  John  Buford,  May 
23,  1905.  Home,  Bedford  City,  Virginia. 

8.  ROWLAND  DABNEY,  son  of  Paschal  and  Frances 
Otey  Buford,  married,  March  4,  1856,  Josephine  Victoria  Wilson. 
Daughter — Nancy  Lightfoot,  born  May  13,  1857,  died  June  13th 
of  the  same  year.  Josephine  V.  Wilson  Buford  died  April  8, 
1858,  and  Rowland  D.  Buford  married,  second,  December  5,  1866, 
Sarah  Augusta,  daughter  of  Alfred  A.  Bell.  Daughter — Isabelle, 
who  is  teaching  school  in  Bedford  County,  Virginia,  and  is  un¬ 

Rowland  Dabney  Buford  was  one  of  the  oldest  and  probably 
the  best  known  man  in  Bedford  County,  Virginia.  His  death 
was  the  result  of  infirmities  incident  to  old  age.  He  was  in  his 
ninety-fourth  year  at  the  time  of  death.  He  was  a  member  of 
one  of  Bedford’s  most  prominent  and  influential  families,  being 
a  son  of  the  late  Paschal  Buford  and  a  grandson  of  Captain  Henry 
Buford,  who  settled  in  Bedford  County,  Virginia,  1768,  his  home 








being  at  Montvale  (Bufordville) ,  where  he  had  a  grant  from 
King  George  of  England.  Rowland  Dabney’s  boyhood  days  were 
spent  on  the  farm,  but  he  was  given  the  best  education  the  fa¬ 
cilities  of  those  days  afforded,  and  when  fourteen  years  of  age 
he  came  to  the  County  Court  clerk’s  office  to  be  a  deputy. clerk 
for  Robert  C.  Mitchell,  and  later  he  went  to  Lexington,  where 
he  served  in  the  same  capacity  in  the  clerk’s  office  of  Rockbridge 
County.  He  returned  to  Bedford  County  about  ten  years  before 
the  Civil  War,  and,  in  1855,  upon  the  death  of  Circuit  Clerk 
Joseph  Wilson,  he  was  appointed  by  the  court  to  fill  the  unex¬ 
pired  term,  and  in  the  succeeding  elections  held  the  position  con¬ 
tinuously  for  twenty-seven  years,  with  the  exception  of  a  few 
months  immediately  following  the  Civil  War,  when  the  county 
was  under  military  government  and  he  was  unable  to  take  the 
oath  of  office,  though  during  this  short  period  he  was  appointed 
deputy  and  discharged  the  duties  of  the  office.  He  was  also 
clerk  of  the  County  Court  for  six  years.  The  county  never  had 
a  more  thorough,  efficient  and  painstaking  official.  Upon  his 
first  arrival  in  Bedford  City,  he  was  requested  to  take  charge 
of  the  duties  of  superintendent  of  the  Sunday  School  of  the 
Episcopal  church,  of  which  he  had  been  a  member  for  years.. 
This  position  he  filled  for  many  years,  and  was  for  a  still  longer 
period  vestryman,  and  for  a  great  part  of  the  time  secretary 
of  the  vestry.  He  was  also  appointed  by  the  bishop  a  lay  reader 
for  the  church,  and  was  a  faithful  and  constant  supporter  in 
every  respect  of  his  church.  To  the  trustees  of  St.  John’s  Episco¬ 
pal  Church  he  donated  the  land  for  Longwood  Cemetery.  He 
was  a  conservative  churchman,  a  large-hearted  and  progressive 
citizen  and  consistent  Christian  gentleman. 

Mr.  Buford  took  a  pardonable  pride  in  the  manner  in  which 
the  county  office  was  conducted  under  his  administration.  He 

loved  the  work ;  it  appealed  to  his  nature  and  training,  and 
probably  Bedford  will  never  know  another  man  who  made  such 



a  close  study  of  the  county’s  affaiis  or  one  so  familiar  with  its 
early  history  and  traditions. 

During  the  latter  years  of  his  life  Mr.  Buford  spent  a  great 
deal  of  his  time  going  over  and  studying  the  county’s  history  as 
recorded  in  the  clerk’s  office,  and  his  mind  was  a  veritable  store¬ 
house  of  knowledge  of  men  and  events  of  generations  dead  and 
gone.  Possessing  a  remarkably  retentive  memory  for  dates  and 
details,  not  only  of  the  time  in  which  he  lived,  but  of  the  earlier 
days  of  which  he  studied,  he  was  rarely  appealed  to  in  vain  for 
information  concerning  any  event  in  the  county’s  history,  and 
many  have  oftentimes  been  indebted  to  him  for  particulars  of  men 
and  happenings  of  years  ago,  information  which  could  not  have 
been  obtained  from  any  other  source.  Mr.  Buford’s  interest  in 
life  was  not  centered  alone  in  the  history  of  his  county  or  in 
the  chief  feature  of  his  life  as  clerk,  but  was  manifested  in  every 
activity  of  the  community,  and  this  interest  was  retained  up  to 
the  day  of  his  death. 

Mr.  Buford  was  a  consecrated  Christian  gentleman  every 
day  of  the  week,  whose  walk  and  conversation  before  his  fellow- 
men  for  nearly  a  century  was  an  inspiration  and  an  appeal  to 
the  better  natures  of  those  with  whom  he  was  thrown  in  contact. 
His  life  was  clean,  wholesome  and  above  reproach,  and  in  respect 
to  age,  the  family  is  one  of  the  most  remarkable  in  America. 
Julius  Blackburn  Buford,  Margaret  L.  Cobbs,  James  Hervey  and 
Isaac  Henry  Buford,  his  brothers  and  sister,  all  members  of  the 
same  family,  lived  to  be  very  old,  the  first  three  dieing  respec¬ 
tively  at  the  ages  of  eighty-seven,  eighty-four  and  ninety-four, 
and  he  himself  at  ninety-four,  and  Isaac  Henry  still  survives  at 
eighty-five  years  of  age. 

Despite  his  advanced  age,  Mr.  Buford  retained  health  and 
strength  to  a  remarkable  degree,  until  within  a  few  days  of  his 
death,  being  on  the  street  and  at  his  office  every  day,  and  taking 
the  same  interest  in  life  and  public  affairs  that  had  always  been 
one  of  his  chief  characteristics. 



Rowland  Dabney  Buford  died  February  3,  1921. 


James  Bell  married - .  Son — Thomas,  married  Ann 

Mary,  daughter  of  John  and  Margaret  Wolande.  Alfred  A.,  son  of 
Thomas  and  Ann  Mary  Bell,  married  Mary  Isabel  Lowry.  Daughter 
— Sarah  Augusta,  who  married  Rowland  Dabney  Buford.  Mary  Isabel 
was  the  daughter  of  William,  Jr.,  and  Nancy  Hoard  Lowry.  William, 

Jr.,  was  the  son  of  William,  Sr.,  and  Mary  Pullen  Lowry.  Nancy 
Hoard  was  the  daughter  of  William  and  Mary  Thorpe  Hoard.  Mary 
Thorpe  was  the  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Sarah  Triplett  Thorpe. 

8.  JULIUS  BLACKBURN,  son  of  Paschal  and  Frances 
Otey  Buford,  married,  April  11,  1871,  Letitia  Terry  Campbell. 
No  children. 

Julius  B.  Buford  was  among  the  first  to  respond  to  the  call 
to  arms  at  the  beginning  of  the  Civil  War,  April,  1861,  and  was 
one  of  the  volunteer  company  of  Capt.  William  R.  Terry,  the 
“Clay  Dragoons/’  Company  A.,  Second  Virginia  Regiment  of 
Cavalry,  First  Brigade,  under  General  Fitzhugh  Lee,  of  General 
J.  E.  B.  Stuart’s  Division. 

This  was  the  first  cavalry  company  that  left  Bedford.  He 
was  in  active  service  the  first  two  years;  was  in  the  first  and 
second  battles  of  Manassas,  the  fight  around  Richmond,  and 
other  severe  engagements,  and  was  severely  stunned  by  a  burst¬ 
ing  shell,  from  the  effects  of  which  he  became  partially  deaf 
through  life.  For  the  last  two  years  of  the  war  he  was  appointed 
quartermaster,  his  jurisdiction  extending  over  Patrick  County, 
Virginia,  and  several  counties  in  North  Carolina. 

General  Thomas  Munford,  in  a  letter  to  Julius  B.  Buford, 
refers  to  the  passport  of  the  latter,  lent  to  General  Munford  to 
be  used  in  a  book  written  by  him  as  “an  endorsation  of  myself, 
which  was  appoved  by  General  Fitzhugh  Lee,  and  General  Stuart, 
General  R.  E.  Lee  and  Secretary  of  War,  showing  that  had  he 
managed  the  ‘Camp  Kripple’  of  the  Second  Virginia  Regiment 
so  creditably  to  yourself  and  those  under  you,  that  it  was  allowed 
to  be  continued  during  the  rest  of  the  war,  while  all  camps  of 



the  other  regiments  were  broken  up  and  we  men  ordered  to  camp 
duty.”  That  his  service  “could  not  be  estimated  by  money,  and 
was  most  creditable  to  you,  as  a  dutiful  patriotic  soldier,  ever 
ready  to  do  what  was  best  for  the  service.” 

His  Cross  of  Honor  was  bestowed  by  the  United  Daughters 
of  the  Confederacy  and  worn  by  him  at  the  dedication  of  the 
Confederate  Monument  in  Bedford  City.  A  treasured  pistol  he 
captured  from  a  Yankee  officer  at  the  first  battle  of  Manassas, 
together  with  his  sword,  which  he  prized  highly,  is  now  the  prop¬ 
erty  of  his  nephew  and  namesake,  Julius  Gordon  Buford,  of  Pul¬ 
aski  County,  Virginia.  At  the  close  of  the  Civil  War  he  pur¬ 
chased  from  his  father  a  part  of  the  Holsten  estate  and  settled 
at  Bufordville,  Virginia,  now  Montvale. 

Mr.  Buford  was  a  man  of  broad  mind  and  generous  impulses 
and  never  departed  from  the  hospitable  ways  peculiar  to  Vir¬ 
ginians  of  past  generations,  keeping  open  house  for  his  friends, 
and  they  were  at  all  times  welcome.  During  his  long  life  he  had 
filled  the  relation  of  son,  husband  and  friend,  and  filled  them 
well,  and  when  his  work  was  finished  he  quietly  crossed  the 
border  line,  carrying  with  him  the  love  and  esteem  of  a  host  of 
friends  and  relatives.  He  was  a  man  of  fine  moral  character 
and  sturdy  constitution,  and  he  continued  his  activities  and  his 
accustomed  pursuits  of  life  until  long  past  the  age  at  which  men 
ordinarily  drop  out  of  the  rank.  He  was  a  practical,  matter-of- 
fact  man,  but  had  his  own  peculiar  way  of  extracting  merriment 
fiom  life,  and  was  not  disposed  to  worry  about  matters  which 
could  not  be  helped.  This  cheerfulness  remained  with  him  to  the 
last,  and  he  retained  his  clearness  of  intellect  up  to  his  closing 

Julius  Blackburn  Buford  died  August  21,  1919.  His  wife 
had  died  many  years  before. 

8.  ANN  JANE,  daughter  of  Paschal  and  Frances  Otey  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  William  Hampton  Hall,  November  16,  1858,  who 
was  born  November  26,  1826.  Children — Frank  Otey,  born  Sep- 



tember  14,  1859 ;  Nannie  Rockafellow,  July  25,  1861 ;  Paschal  Bu¬ 
ford  (daughter) ,  January  30,  1863 ;  William  Hampton,  Jr.,  March 
30,  1864,  died  May  3,  1866;  Abraham  Buford,  November  20, 
1865,  died  September  15,  1883;  John  Dayton,  November  4,  1867, 
died  November  23,  1890;  Baby,  September  20,  1871,  died  same 

William  H.  Hall  died  February  4,  1882.  His  wife,  Ann  Jane 
Buford  Hall,  died  August  7,  1908. 

9.  FRANK  OTEY,  daughter  of  William  Hampton  and  Ann 
Jane  Buford  Hall  married  Dabney  Hill  Scoville,  December  20, 
1893,  who  was  born  July  14,  1860.  Frank  Otey  Scoville  died  Jan¬ 
uary  3,  1903. 

9.  NANNIE  R.,  daughter  of  William  H.  and  Ann  Jane 
Buford  Hall,  married  Robert  Graham  Hanson,  March  10,  1886, 
who  was  born  July  14,  1851.  Children — Robert  Graham,  Jr., 
born  February  1,  1887 ;  Agnes  Graham,  October  27,  1895 ;  Hamp¬ 
ton  Hall,  December  30,  1896;  Jennie  Buford,  January  16,  1898. 

10.  ROBERT  G.,  son  of  Robert,  Sr.,  and  Nannie  R.  Hanson, 
married  Minnie  Thomas,  June  12,  1913.  She  was  a  Van  Epps 
and  born  January  19,  1886.  Children — Isabel  Thomas,  born 
March  20,  1914;  Howard  Van  Epps,  July  10,  1921. 

10.  AGNES  G.,  daughter  of  Robert  Sr.,  and  Nannie  R. 
Hanson,  married  Harry  Wilson  Bachman,  June  15,  1918.  Child¬ 
ren — Agnes  Graham,  Jr.,  born  May  1,  1920;  Joseph  Sidney,  Feb¬ 
ruary  23,  1922. 

8.  MARGARET  L.,  daughter  of  Paschal  and  Frances  Otey 
Buford,  married  Capt.  Thomas  N.  Cobbs,  December  27,  1883, 
who  died  in  1895,  and  she  died  February  24,  1920.  She  lived  at 
“Locust  Level,”  the  old  homestead,  and  was  buried  in  the  old 
Buford  Cemetery.  They  had  no  children. 

8.  ISAAC  HENRY,  son  of  Paschal  and  Frances  Otey  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Sarah  McGovock  August  31,  1859,  who  was  a 
daughter  of  David  Fenton  and  Elizabeth  (nee  Cloyd)  Kent.  She 
was  born  in  Pulaski  County,  Virginia,  November  5,  1839,  died 



March  9,  1891.  Children — Elizabeth  Cloyd,  born  January  4,  1862; 
James  Randal  Kent,  December  1,  1863,  died  October  24,  1868; 
Julius  Gordon,  July  27,  1865;  David  Fenton,  April  25,  1867,  died 
November  22,  1885 ;  Frances  Otey,  October  23,  1868 ;  John,  March 
12,  1871;  Lucy  Kent,  January  11,  1873;  Paschal  Kent,  June  6, 
1874;  Sarah  Ellen,  October  18,  1875;  Stanley  Gibbs,  February  8, 
1878.  Of  the  above,  Julius  Gordon,  Paschal  Kent  and  Stanley 
Buford  are  unmarried. 

Isaac  Henry  Buford  settled  in  Pulaski  County,  Virginia, 
where  all  his  children  were  born,  and  this  branch  of  the  family 
has  always  been  known  as  the  Pulaski  Bufords.  The  place  of 
his  birth,  however,  was  at  “Locust  Level,”  Bufordville,  now 
Montvale,  Bedford  County,  Virginia,  the  historical  home  of  his 
grandfather,  Henry  Buford.  The  latter,  his  father,  Paschal  Bu¬ 
ford,  as  well  as  many  of  the  children,  were  buried  there  in  the 
quaint  old  cemetery,  in  which  there  was  a  memorial,  a  part  of 
the  Top  Rock  of  the  Peaks  of  Otter,  which  was  dislodged  from 
its  base  many  years  ago  by  means  of  levers,  and  hurled  to  the 
bottom  of  the  mountain.  About  the  year  1852  this  rock  was 
broken  into  four  parts,  three  of  which  were  brought  to  “Liberty,” 
now  Eedford  City.  One  quarter  was  sent  to  Washington  as  a 
contribution  by  Virginia  to  the  Washington  Monument,  then 
being  constructed  in  that  city;  a  second,  to  Richmond,  which  is 
a  part  of  the  pedestal  of  the  Washington  Monument  in  Capital 
Square;  a  third  remains  in  the  yard  of  the  court  house  in  Bed¬ 
ford  City,  and  the  fourth  part  was  taken  to  “Locust  Level”  by 
Captain  Paschal  Buford  and  placed  under  the  trees  where, 
according  to  old  customs,  it  served  for  many  years  as  a  wash- 
stand,  having  been  dressed  and  chiseled  into  two  bowls  for  that 
purpose,  bearing  in  large  letters  the  inscription,  “Peaks  of  Ot¬ 
ter.”  Later  it  was  removed  to  the  cemetery  and  serves  as  a 
receptacle  for  flowers.  Isaac  H.  Buford  was  one  of  those  who 
supervised  the  moving  of  these  rocks,  the  men  and  teams  being 



furnished  by  his  father,  Paschal  Buford.  Home,  Dublin,  Pulaski 
County,  Virginia. 

9.  ELIZABETH  CLOYD,  daughter  of  Isaac  Henry  and 
Sarah  M.  Kent  Buford,  married,  January  13,  1886,  William 
Kirby  Miller.  He  was  the  son  of  John  Kirby  Miller  and  Elizabeth 
Larew,  nee  Glendy,  born  in  Pulaski  County,  Virginia,  September 
29,  1861,  died  November  30,  1921.  Children — Daisy,  born  No¬ 
vember  4,  1886;  James  Fenton,  December  4,  1887;  Sallie  Kent, 
December  15,  1888;  Lizzie  Otey  and  John  (twins),  February  20, 
1890,  the  latter  died  December  30,  1890;  Lucy,  July  7,  1891,  died 
February  19,  1892;  unnamed  girl,  July  7,  1892,  died  the  same 
day;  Margaret,  May  27,  1893;  Mary  Lee,  October  27,  1894;  Wil¬ 
liam  Kirby  and  Nellie  McGavock  (twins),  November  5,  1895; 
unnamed  son,  January  7,  1897,  died  same  day;  Buford  Black¬ 
burn,  August  9, 1898 ;  Lettie  Campbell,  December  23,  1899  ;  Cloyd, 
January  26,  1902,  died  February  19,  1902;  unnamed  son,  March 
18,  1903,  died  October  1,  1903;  infant  son,  September  20,  1905. 

10.  LIZZIE  O.,  daughter  of  William  Kirby  and  Elizabeth 
Cloyd  Miller,  married,  January  14,  1922,  James  M.  Brown. 
Daughter- — Elizabeth  Cloyd,  February  24,  1923. 

9.  FRANCES  OTEY,  daughter  of  Isaac  Henry  and  Sarah 
M.  Kent  Buford,  married,  November  25,  1919,  Stuart  Buford,  son 
of  James  Hervey  and  Lucy  E.  Hanson  Buford  (see  above).  No 
children.  She  is  a  true  worker  for  D.  A.  R.  Her  national  number 
is  48,228. 

9.  LUCY  KENT,  daughter  of  Isaac  Henry  and  Sarah  M. 
Kent  Buford,  married,  June  9,  1903,  Joseph  Draper,  born  in 
Pulaski  County,  Virginia,  February  6,  1879,  who  was  the  son  of 
John  and  Jane  (nee  Hairston)  Draper.  Children — Kent  Hairston, 
born  November  24,  1904;  Elizabeth  Buford,  October  1,  1908. 
Lucy  Kent  Buford  Draper  died  February  8,  1920. 

9.  SARAH  E.,  daughter  of  Isaac  Henry  and  Sarah  M. 
Kent  Buford,  married  William  McKelvey  Montague,  October  5, 
1898,  a  son  of  Jerry  Kyle  married  Mary  G.  (nee  Smith), 



born  in  Montgomery  County,  Virginia,  September  4,  1874.  Child¬ 
ren — Beverly  Kyle,  born  June  21,  1899,  died  July  11,  1905;  un¬ 
named  son,  October  3,  1900,  died  October  4,  1900;  William  Mc- 
Kelvey,  April  23,  1903 ;  Trigg  Mosby,  July  15,  1905 ;  Isaac  Buford, 
August  11,  1908,  and  John  Campbell,  August  14,  1910. 

9.  JOHN,  son  of  Isaac  Henry  and  Sarah  M.  Kent  Buford, 
married  Mary  Lewis  Whaling,  July  27,  1898.  She  was  born  in 
Pulaski  County,  Virginia,  May  31,  1877,  and  was  a  daughter  of 
John  T.  and  Mary  (nee  Ingraham  Whaling).  Children — Mary 
Elizabeth,  born  September  7,  1899;  Janie  Kent,  December  8, 
1902,  died  July  14,  1903;  Helen,  March  16,  1904;  Julia  Pitzer, 
December  31,  1905,  died  September  26,  1906;  John  Whaling, 
February  6,  1907;  Cynthia,  October  9,  1909;  Sarah  McGavock, 
September  3,  1910;  Julius  Gordon,  November  20,  1913;  Louise 
Kent,  December  20,  1916. 

10.  MARY  E.,  daughter  of  John  and  Mary  Lewis  Whaling 
Buford,  married  Lucian  Lee  Hale,  March  20,  1920,  who  was  born 
December  4,  1898.  Daughter — Elizabeth  Lee,  born  April  8,  1921. 

7.  JULIA  ANN,  daughter  of  Henry  and  Mildred  Black¬ 
burn  Buford,  married  David  Kyle,  August  25,  1811,  of  Botetourt 
County,  Virginia.  Had  no  children. 

7.  MARY  MALINDA,  daughter  of  Henry  and  Mildred 
Blackburn  Buford,  married  Jacob  Kent,  September  7,  1814,  who 
was  born  April  22,  1790,  the  son  of  Colonel  Joseph  Kent,  of 
Wythe  County,  Virginia.  Mary  Malinda  Buford  Kent  died  De¬ 
cember  20,  1850.  Jacob  Kent  died  April  24,  1858.  Children — 
Margaret  Louise,  born  April  6,  1817;  Sarah  Jane,  April  9,  1819; 
Joseph  Henry,  September  12,  1821;  James  McGavock,  April  18, 
1825;  Ann  Eliza,  December  22,  1828,  never  married;  Virginia 
Preston,  August  13,  1833;  Mary  Lucy,  February  2,  1838. 

Jacob  Kent  and  his  wife  settled  immediately  after  their  mar¬ 
riage  on  a  farm  in  Montgomery  County,  Virginia,  where  they 
lived  until  their  death. 



8.  MARGARET  LOUISE,  daughter  of  Jacob  and  Mary 
Malinda  Buford  Kent,  married  John  Archer  Langhorne,  of  Lynch¬ 
burg,  Virginia,  May  7,  1839.  Children — James  Henry,  born 
August  31,  1841;  Elizabeth  Allen,  December  20,  1812;  Jacob 
Kent,  March  1, 1846;  Maurice  Daniel,  August  16,  1847 ;  John  Wil¬ 
liam,  June  16,  1850;  Maggie  Kent,  August  16,  1853,  and  Mary 
Buford,  April  22,  1856. 

9.  JAMES  H.,  son  of  John  A.  and  Margaret  L.  Kent  Lang¬ 
horne,  entered  the  Confederate  States  Army  in  1861,  as  a  lieu¬ 
tenant  of  a  company  from  Montgomery  County,  made  an  adjutant 
of  the  Fourth  Virginia  Regiment,  and  was  wounded  and  taken 
prisoner  at  the  battle  of  Kerrotown,  Virginia,  in  March,  1865. 

9.  ELIZABETH  ALLEN,  daughter  of  John  A.  and  Mar¬ 
garet  L.  K.  Langhorne,  married  John  M.  Payne,  December  5, 

1863.  Children — Archie  Langhorne,  born  September  24,  1864; 
Robert  Spotswood,  May,  1866;  Frances  Russel  (dead)  ;  John 
Meene,  1869;  Andrew  Russel  (dead)  ;  Margaret  Kent,  January 
12,  1872;  Daniel  Langhorne,  January,  1875;  Mary  Eliza,  October 
24,  1877. 

10.  MARGARET  K.,  daughter  of  John  A.  and  Margaret 
Kent  Langhorne,  married  Norborne  Pescud  Gatling,  at  Amherst, 
Virginia,  June,  1898.  Child — Norborne  Pescud,  Jr.,  born  Octo¬ 
ber,  1901. 

9.  JACOB  KENT,  son  of  John  A.  and  Margaret  L.  Kent 
Langhorne,  a  lieutenant  in  the  Second  Virginia  Cavalry,  Confed¬ 
erate  States  Army,  was  killed  at  the  battle  of  Brandy  Station, 


9.  MAURICE  DANIEL,  son  of  John  A.  and  Margaret  L. 
K.  Langhorne,  married,  October  17,  1877,  Margaret  A.  Kent. 
Children — David  Gray,  born  August  6,  1878,  in  Pulaski  County, 
Virginia;  Maurice  Daniel,  Jr.,  February  15,  1880;  Bessie,  born 
and  died  in  1880. 

Maurice  Daniel  Langhorne  died  September  26,  1900. 



10.  DAVID  GRAY,  son  of  Maurice  Daniel  and  Margaret 
A.  Kent  Langhorne,  married  Emily  Addison,  of  Richmond,  Vir¬ 
ginia.  Children — Emily  Addison,  Jr.,  D.  Gray,  Jr.,  and  Edmond 

10.  MAURICE  DANIEL,  JR.,  son  of  Maurice  Daniel,  Sr., 
and  Margaret  Kent  Langhorne,  married  Mary  Kempel.  Daughter 
— Emily  Cooper.  They  have  two  sons  dead. 

9.  JOHN  WILLIAM,  son  of  John  A.  and  Margaret  L.  K. 
Langhorne,  married,  November  6,  1874,  Alice  Jane  Vickery,  of 
Norfolk,  Virginia.  Children — Jacob  Vickery,  born  December  3, 
1876,  at  Norfolk,  Virginia;  John  Archer,  July  26,  1878;  Daniel 
Allen,  November  30,  1879,  at  Norfolk;  Maurice  Daniel  3rd,  Jan¬ 
uary  12,  1882,  died  April  4,  1912;  James  Kent,  August  10,  1883, 
died  August  14,  1883;  Thomas  Hardy,  June  23,  1886,  died  June 
8, 1898;  Alice  Jane,  July  31,  1888,  at  Baltimore,  Maryland;  David 
Cloyd,  March  14,  1892,  at  Norfolk,  Virginia;  Nina  Henrietta, 
April  26,  1894,  at  Portsmouth,  Virginia ;  Margaret  Ann,  Novem¬ 
ber  11,  1900. 

John  William  Langhorne  died  September  11,  1909,  at  Nor¬ 
folk,  Virginia. 

10.  JOHN  ARCHER,  2d,  son  of  John  William  and  Alice 
Jane  Vickery  Langhorne,  married  Nettie  Kempt,  of  Trappe, 
Maryland,  June  23,  1909.  Children — Ethel  Eceleston,  born  March 
16,  1910,  at  Tuxedo,  Virginia;  John  Archer,  Jr.,  March  14,  1914, 
at  Portsmouth,  Virginia;  Robert  Kempt,  July  17,  1917,  at  Berk¬ 
ley,  Virginia. 

10.  ALICE  JANE,  daughter  of  John  William  and  Alice  J. 
Vickery  Langhorne,  married,  December  1,  1906,  Riley  Riggs 
Bayto,  of  Norfolk,  Virginia.  Children — Genevieve  Alice,  born 
November  8,  1907 ;  Dorothy  Langhorne,  October  20,  1911,  at  Pet¬ 
ersburg,  Virginia. 

9.  MAGGIE  KENT,  daughter  of  John  A.  and  Margaret 
L.  K.  Langhorne,  married,  October  12,  1870,  William  M.  Ellis. 
Children — Nannie  Kent,  born  November  13,  1871;  Elvira  Mun- 


ford,  June  10,  1873;  Margaret  Langhorne,  September  26,  1875; 
William  Munford,  June  27,  1879. 

Maggie  Kent  Langhorne  died  May  12,  1882. 

10.  ELVIRA  MUNFORD,  daughter  of  William  M.  and 
Maggie  Kent  Ellis,  married,  June  3,  1908,  Adolph  Sylvester 
Rachal,  at  “Madison,”  Shawsville,  Virginia.  Children — William 
Munford  Ellis,  born  June  20,  1910;  Adolph  Sylvester,  Jr.,  Sep¬ 
tember  5,  1911. 

10.  MARGARET  LANGHORNE,  daughter  of  William  M. 
and  Maggie  Kent  Ellis,  married,  September  27,  1911,  Charles 
Henry  Topping,  at  “Madison,”  Shawsville,  Virginia.  Children 
— John  Langhorne,  born  September  19,  1913 ;  Munford  Ellis, 
February  6,  1915. 

9.  MARY  BUFORD,  daughter  of  John  A.  and  Margaret 
L.  K.  Langhorne,  married,  December  7,  1880,  at  Shawsville,  Vir¬ 
ginia,  David  McNutt  Cloyd,  born  in  Pulaski  County,  Virginia, 
January  15,  1855.  He  was  a  son  of  James  McGavock  and 
Frances  McNutt  Cloyd.  He  died  at  Back  Creek,  Pulaski  County, 
Virginia,  June  19,  1911.  Children — Kent  Ellis,  born  October  14, 
1881;  David  McNutt,  Jr.,  September  2,  1883;  Mary  Langhorne, 
March  3,  1885;  John  Archer,  July  12,  1887;  James  McGavock, 
October  21,  1889,  died  in  1890;  Maurice  Daniel  and  Joseph  Gor¬ 
don  (twins),  April  17,  1892;  Maurice  D.,  died  July  31,  1892,  and 
Joseph  G.,  October  3,  1893;  Allen  Earnest,  August  15,  1894; 
Francis  McNutt,  January  6,  1896. 

10.  KENT  ELLIS,  daughter  of  David  M.  and  Mary  Bu¬ 
ford  Langhorne,  married  Roger  Martin,  June  29,  1904.  Children 
— Cloyd,  born  March  26,  1905 ;  Margaret  Tomlin,  April  2,  1908 ; 
Mary  Langhorne,  June  23,  1909;  Kent  Cloyd,  October  7,  1911; 
Rogers  Martin,  Jr.,  January  21,  1916;  Maurice  Langhorne,  Feb¬ 
ruary  12,  1920. 

10.  DAVID  McNUTT,  JR.,  son  of  David  McNutt  and 
Mary  Buford  L.  Cloyd,  married  Elizabeth  Guthrie,  August  7, 
1907.  Children — Lelia  Langhorne,  born  May  24,  1911;  David 




McNutt,  3rd,  February  2,  1914;  James  Guthrie,  March  6,  1916. 

10.  MARY  LANGHORNE,  daughter  of  David  M.  and 
Marty  Buford  L.  Cloyd,  married  Robert  Gerry  Stevens,  June  15, 
1916.  Children — Robert  Gerry,  Jr.,  born  June  12,  1917 ;  Frances 
Hanson,  June  19,  1919;  David  Cloyd,  April  30,  1922. 

10.  JOHN  ARCHER,  son  of  David  M.  and  Mary  Buford 
L.  Cloyd,  married  Edna  Cavanaugh,  August  17,  1921. 

10.  ALLEN  ERNEST,  son  of  David  M.  and  Mary  B.  L. 
Cloyd.  married  Louise  Turner,  June  20,  1920. 

8.  SARAH  JANE,  daughter  of  Jacob  and  Mary  Buford 
Kent,  married  George  W.  Anderson,  May  7,  1840.  Children — 
William  Gordon,  born  March  22,  1841;  Jacob  Kent,  February  20, 
1843,  died  February  20,  1861;  Mary  Belle,  December  28,  1844; 
Jennie  Buford,  May  31,  1847,  died  July  21,  1853;  Caroline  Doug¬ 
las,  May  31,  1851;  Joseph  Henry,  January  12,  1853;  Nannie 
Christian,  April  10,  1856;  Elizabeth  Douglas,  May  21,  1858,  died 
August  10,  1860. 

9.  MARY  BELLE,  daughter  of  George  W.  and  Sarah  J. 
Anderson,  married  Major  John  Blair  Harvie,  April  5,  1865,  who 
was  of  Amelia  County,  Virginia.  Children — Charles  Irving,  born 
January  3,  1866,  died  June  7,  1866;  George  Anderson,  May  31, 
1867,  died  January  7,  1897;  Sarah  Blair,  July  26,  1870;  Lewis 
Edwin,  January  20,  1872;  John  Skelton,  December  16,  1873; 
Julian  Binford,  February  23,  1876,  died  November  23,  1899; 
James  Blair,  June  29,  1878,  died  September  26,  1896;  Willie 
Gordon  (daughter),  April  14,  1881;  Walter  Blair,  October  16, 
1883;  Lewellyn  Kent,  March  27,  1886;  Mary  Douglas  Anderson, 
April  29,  1887. 

10.  SARAH  B.,  daughter  of  John  Blair  and  Mary  Belle 
Anderson  Harvie,  married  Carter  W.  Wormeley,  of  Richmond, 
Virginia.  Son — Ralph,  born  May  16,  1904. 

10.  LEWIS  E.,  son  of  John  Blair  and  Marry  Belle  Ander¬ 
son  Harvie,  married  Fannie  Brown  Kent,  of  Max  Meadows,  Vir¬ 
ginia.  Children — Francis  Kent,  born  April  15,  1912;  Lewis  Ed- 



win,  Jr.,  January  9,  1914,  died  June  2,  1918;  Mary  Anderson, 
June  14,  1922. 

10.  JOHN  S.,  son  of  John  Blair  and  Mary  Belle  Anderson 
Harvie,  married  Elizabeth  W.  Carrington,  of  Roanoke,  Virginia. 
Children — Lewis  Edwin,  born  August  1,  1908,  and  John  Skelton, 
Jr.,  August  11,  1911. 

10.  WILLIE  G.,  daughter  of  John  Blair  and  Mary  Belle  An¬ 
derson  Harvie,  married  David  Rice  Creecy,  of  Richmond,  Vir¬ 
ginia.  Children — David  Rice,  Jr.,  born  March  12,  1907 ;  John 
Harvie,  April  28,  1908. 

10.  WALTER  B.,  son  of  John  Blair  and  Mary  Belle  Ander¬ 
son  Harvie,  married  Sadie  S.  DeJarnette,  of  Richmond,  Virginia. 
Son — Walter  Blair,  Jr.,  born  June  10,  1917. 

10.  MARY  D.,  daughter  of  John  Blair  and  Mary  Belle  An¬ 
derson  Harvie,  married  Louis  E.  Weitzel,  of  Richmond,  Virginia. 

9.  CAROLINE  D.,  daughter  of  George  W.  and  Sarah  J.  An¬ 
derson,  married,  May  22,  1875,  Eugene  Stiles.  Child — Eugenia 
Douglas,  born  February  22,  1876.  Caroline  D.  Anderson  Stiles 
died  November  5,  1877. 

9.  JOSEPH  HENRY,  son  of  George  W.  and  Sarah  J.  An¬ 
derson,  married  Pinkie  Tebault.  One  child,  died  in  infancy. 

9.  NANNIE  C.,  daughter  of  George  W.  and  Sarah  J.  An¬ 
derson,  married,  December  7, 1880,  Alfred  L.  Mayer.  Children —  • 
Robert  Buston,  born  March  28,  1881 ;  William  Gordon,  October 
13,  1884,  died  February  20,  1885;  Jane  Calhoun,  December  10, 
1885,  died  October  22,  1886;  Ambrose  Madison,  August  27,  1887. 

Alfred  L.  Mayer  entered  the  Confederate  States  Army  in 
1861,  served  to  the  close  of  the  war,  and  was  major  in  1865. 

8.  JOSEPH  HENRY,  son  of  Jacob  and  Mary  Malinda  Bu¬ 
ford  Kent,  married,  May  4,  1844,  Elizabeth  White. 

8.  JAMES  McGAVOCK,  son  of  Jacob  and  Mary  M.  B. 
Kent,  married,  August  15,  1854,  Lucy  N.  Oliver.  Children — 
Joseph  Henry,  born  in  1855;  Katherine  Eugenia,  1857;  Hugh 
Clarence,  1859,  died  in  infancy;  James  McGavock,  Jr.,  1861: 



Mary  Lucy,  1864;  Rosalthe  Telverton,  1866,  died;  Charles 
Oliver,  1868;  Margaret  McGavock,  1870;  Lelia  Maurice,  1872; 
Virginia  and  Allen,  twins,  died. 

9.  JOSEPH  HENRY,  son  of  James  McGavock  and  Lucy  N. 
Oliver  Kent,  married,  first,  in  1878,  Margaret  Taylor.  Son — 
Joseph  D.,  1879.  Married,  second,  in  1884,  Kate  Sanderson. 

9.  KATHERINE  EUGENIA,  daughter  of  James  McGavock 
and  Lucy  N.  Oliver  Kent,  married,  July  29,  1884,  Edmond  Didill. 
Children — Angelica  Peel,  born  in  1885;  Rosalthe  Kent,  1887; 
Henry  Dorsey,  1889 ;  Katherine,  1890. 

9.  MARY  LUCY,  daughter  of  James  McGavock  and  Lucy 
N.  0.  Kent,  married,  August  11,  1886,  John  C.  Ridley.  Children 
— John  David,  born  in  1887;  James  Kent,  1890;  Lucy  Oliver, 
1892;  Ronald  Buford,  1896. 

9.  CHARLES  OLIVER,  son  of  James  McGavock  and  Lucy 
N.  0.  Kent,  married,  in  1889,  Virginia  Brooks. 

9.  MARGARET  McGAVOCK,  daughter  of  James  Mc¬ 
Gavock  and  Lucy  N.  0.  Kent,  married,  1890,  Willoughby  Moss. 

8.  VIRGINIA  PRESTON,  daughter  of  Jacob  and  Mary 
Malinda  Buford  Kent,  married,  February  15,  1852,  Dr.  Daniel 
Langhorne.  Son — Maurice  Kent,  born  December  20,  1853,  died 
April  10,  1864,  Lynchburg,  Virginia. 



6.  MARY,  daughter  of  John  and  Judith  Early  Beauford, 
of  Bromfield  Parish,  Culpeper  County,  Virginia,  married  Cap¬ 
tain  William  Chapman.  Children — William,  Jr.,  Simeon, 
Thomas,  Judith,  Elizabeth  and  Anne. 

7.  WILLIAM,  Jr.,  son  of  William  and  Mary  Buford 
Chapman,  married  Catherine  Gaines.  Children — Edmond,  Wil¬ 
liam  3d,  Tabitha  and  Mary  Buford,  who  never  married. 

8.  EDMOND,  son  of  William,  Jr.,  and  Catherine  G.  Chap¬ 
man,  married,  first,  Martha  Bohannon.  Children— Edmond,  Jr., 
and  Martha.  Married,  second,  Ann  Henshaw.  Children — Wil¬ 
liam  S.,  Mary  C.,  Sarah  Letitia  and  David  F. 

9.  MARY  C.  married  Hill  Brown  and  left  no  children. 

9.  DAVID  F.  married  Gertrude  Bain  and  left  no  children. 

8.  WILLIAM  3d,  son  of  William,  Jr.,  and  Catherine  G. 
Chapman,  married  Elizabeth  Farrar.  Children — Samuel  F., 
William  H.,  Edmond,  Kate,  John,  Anne,  Thomas,  Elizabeth  and 

9.  SAMUEL  F.  married  in  Fairfax  County.  Colonel 
Mosby,  in  his  “War  Reminiscences/’  says  of  Samuel  Chapman : 
“At  the  first  call  of  his  state  to  arms,  he  quit  the  study  of  divinity, 
and  became,  like  Stonewall  Jackson,  a  sort  of  military  Calvin, 
singing  the  psalms  of  David  as  he  marched  into  battle;  his 
character  as  a  soldier  was  more  on  the  model  of  the  Hebrew 
prophets  than  of  the  evangelist  or  the  Baptist,  in  whom  he  was  so 
devout  a  believer.  In  the  action  at  Miskel’s  farm,  as  he  rode  on 
his  predestined  course,  the  enemy’s  ranks  withered  wherever  he 
went.  He  was  generally  in  front  of  everybody  in  a  fight.  To 
give  more  vigor  to  his  blows,  he  was  standing  straight  up  in  his 
stirrups,  dealing  them  right  and  left,  with  all  the  theological 
fervor  of  Burley  of  Balfour.  I  doubt  whether  he  prayed  that  day 
for  the  souls  of  those  he  sent  over  the  Stygian  River.  I  made 
him  a  captain  for  it. 




“Sam  Chapman  was  the  brother  of  William  H.  (below),  who 
afterwards  became  the  lieutenant-colonel  of  my  battalion,  and 
who  had  commanded  a  battery  which,  under  Longstreet’s  order, 
had  shattered  Fitz  John  Porter's  corps  in  its  assault  on  Jackson’s 
line  at  Groveton  Heights.  Samuel  was  killed,  May  29,  1863,  in 
the  action  at  Catlett’s  Station,  Virginia,  where  he  did  most  ef¬ 
fective  service  with  a  small  howitzer.  He  passed  through  so 
many  fights  unscathed  that  the  men  had  a  superstition  that  he 
was  as  invulnerable  as  the  son  of  Thetis.  His  hour  had  come  at 
last,  and  a  bullet  pierced  the  celestial  armor  of  the  soldier-priest, 
but  he  fought  with  the  rammer  of  his  gun  as  he  fell.” 

9.  WILLIAM  H.,  son  of  William  3d  and  Elizabeth  F.  Chap¬ 
man,  married  in  Fauquier  County,  Virginia,  Miss  Jeffries.  Chil¬ 
dren — John,  who  married  Miss  Kaufman,  and  had  children — 
Thomas,  married  Miss  McKim,  and  had  children  ;  Elizabeth,  mar¬ 
ried  Mr.  Anderson,  and  had  children.  There  were  other  children 
who  never  married.  The  families  scattered  over  Virginia,  West 
Virginia  and  Texas. 

8.  TABITHA,  daughter  of  William,  Jr.,  and  Catherine  G. 
Chapman,  married  William  R.  Berry. 

7.  SIMEON,  son  of  William,  Sr.,  and  Mary  B.  Chapman, 
married  Ann  Bohannon.  Children — Francis  and  Mary. 

8.  MARY  married  M.  D.  Call.  Children — Millard  F., 
Judith  and  Boone  Clay. 

9.  MILLARD  F.  married  Frances  Twyman,  and  had  chil¬ 

9.  BOONE  CLAY  married  Adalie  Rosser,  and  had  children. 

7.  THOMAS,  son  of  William,  Sr.,  and  Mary  B.  Chapman, 
married  Elizabeth  Early.  Children — James  E.,  William  T., 
Thomas  W.  and  Mary  A.  B. 

8.  JAMES  E.  married  Mary  D.  Thompson.  Children — 
Nathaniel  T.,  Mary  E.,  Lucy  A.  B.,  Frances  M.,  Sarah  J.  and 
James  A. 



9.  NATHANIEL  T.  married  Elizabeth  Rhodes.  Children 
— Thomas  R.,  Willett,  Addie,  James  P.,  Edmond  T.,  Frances  and 

10.  THOMAS  R.  married  Emma  Wood.  Child — Georgia. 

10.  WILLETT  married  A.  B.  Wells,  of  Richmond,  Va. 

Children — John,  Ruth,  Elizabeth  and  Alexander. 

10.  ADDIE  married,  first,  Virgil  Brown.  Children — • 
Ethel  Erastus,  Virgil  and  Harriet.  Virgil  Brown  died  and  Addie 
married,  second  husband,  Mr.  Jones,  of  Philadelphia. 

10.  JAMES  P.  married  Miss  Hammer.  Child — Marie. 

10.  EDMOND  T.  married  Elizabeth  Beckwith. 

10.  FRANCES  married  -  Small.  Child— Elizabeth, 

who  married  Mr.  Proffit  and  had  children. 

9.  MARY  E.  married  Smith  Brown.  Child — Lucy  M. 

9.  FRANCES  M.  married  Dr.  E.  F.  Catterton.  Child — 
Sarah  E.,  who  married  George  Parrott.  Children — Frances  F., 
Emory  R.  and  Bledsoe  B. 

9.  VIRGINIA  M.  married  Bernard  T.  Chapman  (see 
below) . 

9.  SARAH  J.  married  Thomas  A.  Chapman  (see  below)  . 

8.  WILLIAM  T.,  son  of  Thomas  and  Elizabeth  E.  Chap¬ 
man,  married  Lucy  Thompson.  Children — Thomas,  Nathaniel, 
William  S.  and  Elizabeth. 

9.  THOMAS  married  Frances  Blakey. 

9.  NATHANIEL  married  Frances  Sherman.  Children — 
John  S.,  Thomas  and  Elizabeth. 

10.  JOHN  S.  married  Sarah  Davis.  Child — Nathaniel. 

9.  WILLIAM  S.  married  Mary  Sherman. 

8.  THOMAS  W.,  son  of  Thomas  and  Elizabeth  E.  Chap¬ 
man,  married,  first,  Martha  J.  Willhoit.  Children — James  C., 
Elizabeth  J.,  Thomas  A.,  Mary  A.  and  Bernard  T.  Martha  W. 
died  and  Thomas  married,  second,  Eliza  Eddins. 

9.  JAMES  C.  married,  first,  Kate  Bohannon.  Children — 
Sarah  M.,  Elizabeth  V.  R.,  George  O.,  Alice  G.,  Edward  E.,  Min- 



nie  G.,  Rosa,  Basil  and  Mason.  Kate  B.  died  and  James  C.  mar¬ 
ried,  second,  Stella  Fletcher.  Children — Elva  and  Guy. 

10.  SARAH  M.  married  Smith  Blakey.  Children — Davis, 
Finks  and  Keesie. 

10.  ELIZABETH  V.  R.  married  Samuel  W.  Lauck.  Chil¬ 
dren — Myrtle  and  Audry. 

10.  MINNIE  C.  married  Ezekiel  Brooking.  Child — Zeta. 

9.  THOMAS  A.  married  Sarah  J.  Chapman,  daughter  of 
James  E.  and  Mary  T.  (above).  Children — Mary  Buford, 
Charles  A.  and  Elizabeth. 

9.  BERNARD  T.  married,  first,  Virginia  M.,  daughter  of 
James  E.  and  Mary  T.  Chapman  (above  James).  Children — 
James  W.,  Martha  F.,  William  E.  and  Lila  V.  Virginia  died  and 
Bernard  married,  for  second  wife,  Sarah  Banks.  Children — Ida 
Banks  and  Elsie  Willie. 

8.  MARY  A.  B.,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Elizabeth  E. 
Chapman,  married  B.  B.  Thompson.  Child — Mary  E.,  married 
E.  B.  Brown.  Children — Bernard  A.,  married  Mary  Pollard; 
Sarah  M.,  married  Gates  Garth ;  Lutie  S.,  married  Joab  Durrett. 

7.  JUDITH,  daughter  of  William  and  Mary  B.  Chapman, 
married  Robert  Hill.  Children — Robert,  William,  Anne,  Frances 
and  Mary  Buford,  who  never  married. 

8.  WILLIAM  married  Miss  Tutt.  Children — Susan,  Nan¬ 
nie,  Frances,  Letitia,  Robert  and  Polk.  The  family  went  to 

8.  ANNE  married  John  Booton.  Children — John,  Edwin, 
Frances,  Nannie  and  Lucy.  John  and  Edwin  married  sisters,  the 
Misses  Ward.  Lucy  married  Dr.  W.  A.  Graves,  had  a  son  Seldon, 
who  married  Miss  Edmonds. 

9.  P'RANCES  married  Dr.  W.  A.  Hill.  Children — John  B., 
William  P.,  Anne  Lee,  Julia  H.,  Irving  and  Hugh  H. 

10.  JOHN  B.  married  Miss  Hudgins,  William  P.  married 
Miss  Coghill,  Anne  Lee  married  Philip  Majors. 



8.  FRANCES  married  Edmond  Thompson.  Children — 
Frances  and  Marietta. 

9.  FRANCES  married  Jeremiah  Martin.  Children — Eliza¬ 
beth,  married  William  Field;  Fenetta,  married  Mr.  Corby,  anQ 
Edward,  died. 

9.  MARIETTA  married  John  Clofton. 

7.  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  William  and  Mary  Buford 
Chapman,  married  William  Wetherall.  Children — William  H., 
George,  Elizabeth  and  Mary  Buford. 

8.  WILLIAM  H.  married  Jane  Hume.  Children — John, 
James,  Leonard,  William  H.,  Jr.,  Mildred,  Ellen,  Eliza  and  Ophe¬ 
lia,  who  never  married. 

9.  JOHN  married  and  went  to  West  Virgina;  James  mar¬ 
ried  Miss  Harris  and  went  to  Missouri. 

9.  LEONARD  married  Mrs.  Columbia  Payne. 

9.  WILLIAM  H.,  Jr.,  married  Mary  Yowell.  Children — 
John  W.,  James  A.,  Adaline,  Catta,  Ella  and  Elizabeth. 

10.  JOHN  W.  married  Mary  Story.  Children — Mary, 

Blanch,  Nettie  and  Ludwill. 

10.  JAMES  A.  married  Emma  Orr.  Children — Ernest, 
Elizabeth,  Henry,  Herbert  and  Irma. 

10.  ADALINE  married  A.  S.  Utz.  Children— Leonard, 
William  M.,  Luna  and  Fisher. 

10.  CATTA  married  William  M.  Rosser;  Ella  married 
Horace  Hall.  Children- — Marion,  Joseph  and  Karl. 

10.  ELIZABETH  married  William  Hall.  Children— Mil¬ 
dred,  who  married  John  K.  Rosser.  Children — H.  Leonidas,  John 
K.,  Jr.,  and  Martha  Rosser. 

11.  H.  Leonidas  married  Florence  Bowler.  Children — 
Bula  and  Clyde. 

11.  JOHN  K.,  Jr.,  married  Frances  Cole. 

9.  ELLEN  married  George  Thomas,  had  a  son  William, 
who  married  Miss  Comer. 



9.  ELIZA  married  Peyton  Thomas.  Children — Robert  and 

10.  ANGUS  married  Miss  Murphy. 

8.  GEORGE,  son  of  William  and  Elizabeth  Wetherall, 
married  Emma  Bohannon.  Children — Marion,  Francis  and 

9.  MARION  married  Mr.  Orr.  Children — Emma,  who 
married  James  A.  Wetherall;  Sherman,  and  Alice,  who  married 
Mr.  Murphy. 

8.  ELIZABETH  married  Mr.  Stoner. 

8.  MARY  BUFORD  married  John  Henshaw. 

7.  ANNE,  daughter  of  William  and  Mary  Buford  Chap¬ 
man,  married,  first,  Berryman  Jennings.  Children — William  C., 
Simeon  B.,  Susan  J.  and  Thomas.  Annie  married,  for  second 
husband,  Robert  Miller.  Children — John  A.,  Lucretia,  Hous- 
worth  and  Robert. 

8.  WILLIAM  C.  married  and  had  children — Ann  S.,  Eliza¬ 
beth,  Sarah,  May  and  George  B. 

9.  ANN  S.  married  Mr.  Baker,  died  and  left  no  children. 

9.  GEORGE  B.  married  Martha  Williams.  Children — 
Thomas  B.,  Alice  W.,  William  R.  and  Pansy  N. 

10.  THOMAS  B.  married  Beula  Carpenter.  Child — Simeon 
B.,  Jr. 

8.  SIMEON  B.  married,  first,  Malinda  Miller.  Child — Rob¬ 
ert  B.  Simeon  B.  married,  for  second  wife,  Ann  Kite.  Children 
— Ann,  William  K.,  Elizabeth  and  Mary  Buford. 

8.  SUSAN  J.  married  James  Miller.  Children — Mary, 
Thomas  and  Margaret. 

8.  JOHN  A.  married,  first,  Miss  Rucker.  Child — Lucy  N. 
John  A.  married,  for  second  wife,  Miss  Crop.  Children — Brax¬ 
ton,  Annie,  Sarah  and  John. 

9.  LUCY  N.  married  Hiram  Parrott.  Children — Lizzie 
and  Otto. 

10.  LIZZIE  married  Mr.  Duglas.  Child — Annie  J. 



8.  LUCRETIA  married  Montgomery  Durrett.  Children — 
Anna  B.,  Florence,  Ada,  Araminta  and  Thomas  D. 

9.  ANNA  B.  married,  first,  William  Ship.  Children — 
Fritty  and  Bertie,  Anna  B.  married,  second,  Dr.  George  Stephens. 
Children — Alice,  Anne  and  Mary  B. 

10.  FRITTY  married  George  Price.  Child — Bertie,  who 
married  Albert  Yancy.  Child — Price. 

9.  FLORENCE  married  Montil  Estes.  Child — Stark. 

9.  ADA  married  Dr.  B.  B.  Pennington.  Children — Minnie 
and  Eunice. 

9.  ARAMINTA  married  Ashby  Dean. 

9.  THOMAS  D.  married  Mary  J.  Beasley.  They  had  chil¬ 

8.  HOUSWORTH  married,  first,  Amelia  Sorrel.  Children 
— Branch,  Edward,  Anne  B.  and  Alice.  Housworth  married,  sec¬ 
ond,  Elizabeth  Whitesel.  They  had  two  children. 

9.  BRANCH  married  Mr.  Blakey. 

9.  ANNE  B.  and  Alice  both  married  Harlows. 




6.  FRANCES,  daughter  of  John  and  Judith  Beauford,  of 
Bromfield  Parish,  Culpeper  County,  Virginia,  married  Francis 
Kirtley.  Children — Elijah,  Edwin,  Nancy  and  two  other  daugh¬ 
ters  (see  Kirtley,  below). 

7.  ELIJAH,  son  of  Francis  and  Frances  Buford  Kirtley, 
married  Polly,  daughter  of  William  and  Mary  W.  Buford.  Chil¬ 
dren — Larkin,  Nicholas,  Emily,  Harriet,  Amelia,  William, 
Charles,  Martha,  who  never  married,  and  Mary. 

Polly  B.  Kirtley  died  in  Missouri  in  1835,  and  Elijah  Buford 
died  in  1860. 

8.  LARKIN,  son  of  Elijah  and  Polly  B.  Kirtley,  married 
Nancy  Dysart,  settled  in  Missouri,  had  two  sons,  C.  C.,  of  Union 
Star,  Missouri,  and  Nicholas,  of  Savannah,  Missouri.  Nancy 
Kirtley  is  still  living  (1903). 

8.  NICHOLAS,  son  of  Elijah  and  Polly  B.  Kirtley,  married 
twice,  last  wife,  Nancy  Langford;  settled  in  Missouri,  where  he 
died ;  she  returned  to  Mt.  Vernon,  Kentucky,  and  died  there. 

8.  EMILY,  daughter  of  Elijah  and  Polly  B.  Kirtley,  mar¬ 
ried  Joseph  Hines  and  went  to  Missouri. 

8.  HARRIET,  daughter  of  Elijah  and  Pollie  B.  Kirtley, 
married  John  Ferguson  and  had  five  children.  He  died  and  she 
married  David  Bethusem,  whom  she  survived. 

8.  AMELIA,  daughter  of  Elijah  and  Polly  B.  Kirtley,  mar¬ 
ried  Lorton  Vanhook  and  had  a  large  family.  She  died  in  1893. 

8.  WILLIAM,  son  of  Elijah  and  Pollie  B.  Kirtley,  married 
Elizabeth  Reynolds.  Children — Mary  Catherine,  who  married 
W.  M.  Poynter,  of  Mount  Vernon,  Kentucky;  William  L.,  of  Sa¬ 
vannah,  Missouri,  and  Anne  E. 

8.  CHARLES  never  married;  was  a  lawyer  and  a 

7.  EDWIN,  son  of  Francis  and  Frances  B.  Kirtley,  married 
Ann - .  Children — Thomas  and  Margaret. 




8.  THOMAS,  son  of  Edwin  and  Ann  Kirtley,  married  and 
had  several  children,  among  them,  Mrs.  Snell,  of  Harrison  Coun¬ 
ty,  Kentucky;  Thomas  married,  second,  Dorathea  Jones.  Daugh¬ 
ter — Lucy. 

9.  LUCY,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Dorathea  Kirtley,  mar¬ 
ried  Zach  Henry.  Children — Newton  K.,  Helen,  Mason  R.;  Salin- 
da,  Thomason  and  Martha  J. 

10.  NEWTON  K.,  son  of  Zach  and  Lucy  Henry,  married 
Lavinia  Brown.  Children — Lucy,  Affiah  Hellen,  William  and 

11.  LUCY  HENRY  married  Joseph  A.  Payne.  Daughter — 

11.  AFFIAH  HENRY  married  Ruben  Munday. 

11.  HELEN  HENRY  married  Scott  Green.  Children — 
Ela,  Ina,  Lulu,  Annie,  Gus,  Patsy,  Edwin,  Newton  and  William  T. 

12.  ELLA  GREEN  married  Jesse  Smith.  Children — 
Helen,  Scott  and  Payne. 

12.  INA  GREEN  married  Mason  Miller.  Children — Scott, 
Green  and  Ray. 

12.  GUS  GREEN  married  Ida  Copeland.  Children — Alice, 
Nicholas  and  Ruben. 

11.  WILLIAM  (CAPTAIN)  HENRY  married  Josephine 
Williamson.  They  had  a  son,  Frederick,  who  was  killed  in  a  rail¬ 
road  accident  in  1891. 

11.  THOMAS  HENRY  married  Elizabeth  Newton.  Chil¬ 
dren — Mary  Brown,  William,  who  was  accidentally  killed  in  1890, 
at  sixteen  years  of  age,  Lucy,  Lavinia,  Sarah  and  Nellie. 

10.  HELEN,  daughter  of  Zach  and  Lucy  Henry,  married 
Powhattan  Dorr.  Children — William  and  Robert. 

11.  WILLIAM  DORR  married  Cynthia  Plemons.  Children 
— Ollie,  May,  Clarence,  Willie  and  Kate. 

12.  OLLIE  DORR  married  Charles  Kelly.  Child — Willie. 

12.  MAY  DORR  married  Mr.  Steadly. 

12.  WILLIE  DORR  married  Mr.  Thomas. 



12.  KATE  DORR  married  Dr.  Hassel.  Children — Frank 
and  Lucy. 

11.  ROBERT  DORR  married  Nannie  Plemons,  sister  of  his 
brother  William’s  wife.  Son — Walton. 

10.  MASON  R.,  son  of  Zach  and  Lucy  Henry,  married  Re¬ 
becca  McGuffin.  Children — Rebecca,  Zach,  Mary,  Ellen,  Laura, 
Lucy,  Martha,  Newton,  Josephine  and  John. 

11.  REBECCA  HENRY  married  William  Edwards.  Chil¬ 
dren — William  and  Josephine,  Odessa,  Missouri. 

11.  ZACH  HENRY  married  Josephine  Patterson.  Chil¬ 
dren — Buford  and  Mary  Curtis. 

11.  LUCY  HENRY  married  Oscar  Renick.  Children — 
Joseph  and  Prudence. 

12.  PRUDENCE  RENICK  married  Mr.  Morrison.  One 
child;  Butte,  Montana. 

11.  MARTHA  HENRY  married  James  Keith.  Children — 
Mary,  Kenny,  Mason  Edwards  and  Zach. 

11.  NEWTON  HENRY  married  Mrs.  Chamberlin.  Daugh¬ 
ter — Mary. 

11.  JOSEPHINE  HENRY  married  Joseph  McLaughlin. 
Children — Roe,  Eugene,  James,  Andrew,  Rebecca  and  one  other 

11.  JOHN  HENRY  married  Mrs.  Whitsett. 

10.  SALINDA,  daughter  of  Zach  and  Lucy  Henry,  mar¬ 
ried  Scott  Brown.  Children — Sarah,  Zach,  William,  Lucy,  Helen 
and  Samuel. 

11.  SARAH  BROWN  married  Joseph  Thompson.  Chil¬ 
dren — Henry,  Emma  and  Preston. 

12.  HENRY  THOMPSON  married  Helen  Lucas.  One 
daughter — Jennie,  who  married  Matthew  Prewett.  Children — 
Leslie  and  Zach. 

12.  PRESTON  THOMPSON  married  and  had  children— 
Weller  and  Ward;  married,  for  second  wife,  Frances  Stone. 
Child — Sarah. 



11.  ZACH  BROWN  married  Frances  Winn.  Children — 
Murray  and  Mason. 

11.  WILLIAM  BROWN  married  Libbie  Jackman.  Chil¬ 
dren — Minnie,  Woodford  and  Carrie. 

11.  LUCY  BROWN  married  John  Richardson.  Son — 

Binst,  who  married  Hattie  Davis. 

11.  HELEN  BROWN  married  Robert  Triplett.  Children 
— Norma,  Linda,  William,  Sarah,  Gordon  and  Robert. 

12.  NORMA  TRIPLETT  married  James  Chesney.  Chil¬ 
dren — Willie  Bell,  Albert  and  Helen. 

12.  LINDA  TRIPLETT  married  Mr.  Stone.  Children — 
Brown,  Claud,  Lucy,  Ruth,  Edna  and  Robert. 

12.  SARAH  TRIPLETT  married  Willard  Winter. 

12.  GORDON  TRIPLETT  married  Carrie  Myers.  Chil¬ 
dren — Nevil,  Edward  and  Dudley  Blanton. 

10.  THOMASON,  daughter  of  Zach  and  Lucy  Henry,  mar¬ 
ried  Sanford  Thomason.  Children — Lucy,  Samuel,  Clay,  Zach, 
Martha,  Fernando,  Edgar  and  Mason. 

11.  LUCY  THOMASON  married  Alexander  Glenn.  Chil¬ 
dren — Sanford  and  John. 

11.  SAMUEL  THOMASON  married  Helen  Neal.  Children 
— Sanford  Thomason,  who  married  C.  S.  Vermillion,  of  Frank¬ 
fort,  Kentucky,  Mary  Corinne  and  Edgar. 

11.  ZACH  THOMASON  married  a  widow  and  has  two 
daughters — Minnie  and  Annie. 

12.  MINNIE  THOMASON  married  John  Cobb. 

12.  ANNIE  THOMASON  married  Kirkendale,  of  Denver, 

11.  MARTHA  THOMASON  married  Harrison  Brown,  of 
Versailles,  Kentucky. 

11.  FERNANDO  THOMASON  married  Alice  - . 

Children — Sanford,  Laura,  Irene,  Alice,  Helen  and  Thomson. 

11.  EDGAR  THOMASON  married  Miss  Snow.  Children 
— Arthur,  Everett  and  Nannie. 



11.  MASON  THOMASON  married  Miss  Pi  indell.  Daugh¬ 
ter — Susan,  Chicago,  Illinois. 

7.  NANCY,  daughter  of  Francis  and  Frances  B.  Kirtley, 
married  James  Gaines,  of  Scott  County,  Kentucky. 

7.  One  of  the  two  daughters  of  Francis  and  Frances  B. 
Kirtley  married  Mr.  Carroll,  and  the  other  married  Mr.  Duke, 
both  of  Fayette  County,  Kentucky. 


1.  FRANCIS,  known  in  Culpeper  County,  Virginia,  as  Sir 
Francis,  was  the  progenitor  of  the  Kirtleys  in  America,  and  they 
have  faithfully  perpetuated  his  name,  both  men  and  women.  He  had 
children — William  and  Francis. 

2.  WILLIAM,  son  of  Sir  Francis  Kirtley,  married - ,  and 

had  children — Margaret.  Francis  and  another  son. 

3.  MARGARET,  daughter  of  William  Kirtley,  married  Simeon 
Buford,  Sr.  (See  below). 

3.  FRANCIS,  son  of  William  Kirtley,  married  Elizabeth, 
daughter  of  William  and  Ann  Walker,  of  Culpeper  County,  Virginia. 
Children — Frances,  married  William  Buford  (see  Simeon,  below); 
Polly,  married  George  Rogers;  Elizabeth;  Nancy,  who  married  Am¬ 
brose  Buford  (see  James,  of  John  and  Judith  Early  Beauford,  above) ; 
Jannetta,  who  married  James  Miller;  Mildred,  who  married  John 
Merrill;  Harriet,  who  married  Isham  Henderson,  of  St.  Louis,  Mis¬ 
souri;  Sinclair,  and  John  H. 

4.  SINCLAIR,  son  of  Francis  and  Elizabeth  W.  Kirtley,  mar¬ 
ried  Mary  Ann  Brackenridge,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Mary  Simpson 
Peebles.  Children — Edwin  Ryland,  who  married  in  Colorado,  in  1875; 
Mary  Simpson,  who  married  Rev.  Joseph  M.  Turner,  is  now  a  widow 
and  lives  in  Denver,  Colorado;  Eliza  Ryland;  Rebecca  Todd,  who 
married,  first,  George  Shields,  of  Missouri,  who  died  in  the  Southern 
army,  during  the  Civil  War  and  she  married,  second.  R.  G.  Anderson, 
of  Salt  Lake  City,  Utah;  Frances,  who  married  Joseph  A.  Thatcher, 
of  Denver,  Colorado. 

5.  ELIZA  RYLAND.  daughter  of  Sinclair  and  Mary  Kirtley. 
married,  in  1857,  Jonnathan  C.  Royle.  Children — Sinclair  K.,  a 
physician  in  New  York;  Edwin  Milton,  actor  and  author,  married 
Selina  Gray  Fetter;  Martha,  who  married  Mr.  King,  of  Salt  Lake 
City,  and  has  one  child;  Jonathan  C.,  Jr.,  Salt  Lake  City.  Utah. 

William  Buford  was  guardian  for  Sinclair  and  John  H..  and  they 
were  reared  at  his  home,  “Tree  Hill.”  Woodford  County,  Kentucky. 
Sinclair  graduated  from  Transylvania  University,  at  the  age  of 
twenty-four;  studied  law  with  his  brother-in-law,  Isham  Henderson; 
moved  to  St.  Louis,  Missouri,  in  the  early  ’40s;  became  a  prominent 



lawyer  there,  but  owing  to  failing  health,  went  to  California,  where 
he  died. 

4.  JOHN  H.,  son  of  Francis  and  Elizabeth  W.  Kirtley,  married 
and  had  children — Nancy,  Mrs.  Roberts  and  Susan. 

5.  NANCY,  daughter  of  John  H.  and  Mrs.  Kirtley,  married  Joel 
Henry.  One  daughter — Thomason. 

6.  THOMASON,  daughter  of  Joel  and  Nancy  Henry,  married 
Benjamin  Gray.  Children — Agnes,  Mary,  Thomason,  Joel  and  Ella. 

7.  AGNES  GRAY,  married  Mr.  West  and  had  one  son.  Mary 
Gray  married  Mr.  Conner.  Thomason  Gray  married  Dr.  Whitney. 
Joel  Gray  married  Mary  P.  Steel,  and  their  daughter  Joe  married 
Mr.  Gren.  Ella  Gray  married  Mr.  Webb.  Children — Tommie,  Louise 
and  Lucy. 

5.  SUSAN,  daughter  of  John  H.  and  Mrs.  Kirtley,  married 
Henry  Stone.  Children — Hill  and  Kittie. 

6.  HILL,  son  of  Henry  and  Susan  K.  Stone,  married  Ann  Hay- 
don.  Their  son,  William  Stone,  married  Belle  Riley.  Children — 
Cornelia,  Hadley,  William  and  Charles. 

2.  FRANCIS,  son  of  Sir  Francis,  married  Frances,  daughter  of 
John  and  Judith  Beauford  (see  above). 

A  Kirtley  married,  about  1805,  Polly,  daughter  of  Leonard 
Barnes,  of  Culpeper  County,  Virginia. 

A  Francis  Kirtley,  1762-63,  had  two  daughters,  who  married 
Cowherd  and  Collins. 

Martha  Hill  married  a  Kirtley,  of  Culpeper  County,  Virginia. 




6.  SIMEON,  son  of  John  and  Judith  Earley  Beauford,  born 
in  Culpeper  County,  Virginia,  1756,  married,  1777,  Margaret 
Kirtley,  daughter  of  William  Kirtley,  of  Culpeper  County  (See 
Kirtley,  above).  Children — John,  born  July  29,  1778;  William, 
August  22,  1781;  Judith,  April  4,  1784;  Simeon,  Jr.,  May  18, 
1787 ;  Sarah,  July  1,  1790;  Mary,  August  12,  1792;  Elizabeth,  De¬ 
cember  8,  1794;  Elijah,  June  9,  1797;  George  Washington,  April 
22,  1800;  Thomas,  February  21,  1803. 

Simeon  Buford  made  application  for  pension  March  26,  1833, 
at  which  time  he  was  seventy-six  years  of  age  and  residing  in 
Barren  County,  Kentucky.  His  pension  was  allowed  for  eleven 
months’  actual  service  as  a  private,  and  eight  months’  service  as 
an  ensign  in  the  Virginia  troops,  Revolutionary  War.  Part  of 
the  time  he  served  under  Captain  Abraham  Buford  and  Colonel 
Stevens.  He  enlisted  at  Culpeper  Court-house,  Virginia.  His 
name  is  borne  on  the  pension  roll  of  1835,  with  a  pension  from 
1832,  “for  six  months  or  more  service  Continental  lin eSJ  He, 
with  his  wife  and  four  children,  moved  from  Virginia,  1789,  to 
Kentucky,  and  settled  at  Smoking  Spring,  Barren  County,  Ken¬ 
tucky.  He  was  representative  from  Barren  and  Warren  counties 
in  Kentucky  Legislature,  1801-1803.  In  1808  he  moved  to  Nash¬ 
ville,  Tennessee.  He  and  his  wife,  Margaret,  were  buried  at 
Beaver  Creek,  near  Glasgow,  Kentucky. 

7.  JOHN,  son  of  Simeon  and  Margaret  Kirtley  Buford, 
born  in  1778,  married,  September  1,  1798,  for  first  wife,  Nancy 
Hickman,  of  Bourbon  County,  Kentucky.  Children — Helen,  born 
in  1800;  Napoleon  Bonaparte,  January  13,  1807;  Nancy  H.  Bu¬ 
ford  died  in  Versailles  Kentucky,  May  22,  1824  (see  Hickman, 
below).  John  married,  for  second  wife,  January  4,  1825,  Anne 
Bannister  Watson,  who  was  born  September  20,  1785,  the  widow 
of  Dr.  John  Watson,  of  Frankfort,  Kentucky,  who  died  April  12, 
and  the  daughter  of  Captain  Edward  and  Nancy  Lyne  Howe 




(see  Howe,  page  308).  Children  of  John  and  Anne  Bannister 
Buford  were — John,  Jr.,  born  in  Woodford  County,  Kentucky, 
March  4,  1826;  Thomas  Jefferson,  December  29,  1828,  and  James 
Monroe,  1832. 

John  Buford  died  at  Rock  Island,  Illinois,  1847.  He  was 
representative  in  the  Kentucky  Legislature  from  Woodford 
County,  1824-1827.  He  moved  to  Illinois  in  1836  and  was  for 
four  years  state  senator.  Anne  Bannister  Buford  died  in  1835. 


The  children  of  Dr.  John  and  Anne  B.  Watson  were — Jane, 
Edward,  John,  Henry  and  one  daughter.  Rear  Admiral  John  Watson, 
United  States  Navy,  is  a  son  of  Edward. 


James  Hickman,  born  in  1724,  of  Culpeper  County,  Virginia,  mar¬ 
ried,  in  1744,  Hannah,  born  in  1722,  daughter  of  David  Lewis,  who 
married,  in  1717,  Miss  Terrill.  David  Lewis  was  born  about  1685, 
and  was  the  son  of  John,  Sr.,  who  emigrated  with  his  three  brothers 
from  Wales  about  the  middle  of  the  Seventeenth  century.  John 
Lewis,  Sr.,  settled  in  Hanover  County,  Virginia,  and  married  Eliza¬ 
beth  McGrath.  James  Hickman  went  to  Clark  County,  Kentucky,  in 
1784,  and  died  there  in  1816.  His  wife  died  there  in  1822,  lacking  a 
few  months  of  being  a  hundred  years  of  age.  They  had  nine  chil¬ 
dren.  Their  second  child,  David,  married,  in  1771,  in  Virginia,  Clara 
McClanahan,  and  settled  in  Bourbon  County,  Kentucky,  where  he 
died  in  1825. 

They  had  ten  children.  Margaret  (Peggy),  their  first  child,  born 
in  1772,  in  Culpeper  County,  Virginia,  married  James  Hutchinson, 
and  had  twelve  children,  the  eleventh  of  whom,  Mary,  married  Henry 
Buford  of  Missouri;  Margaret  died  in  Missouri,  in  1844;  John  Lewis, 
the  third  child  of  David  and  Clara  McClanahan  Hickman,  born 
in  1777,  married  his  cousin  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  General  Richard 
Hickman.  Their  eldest  child,  Catherine  Calloway,  born  in  1812,  mar¬ 
ried  James  Keith  Marshall.  Their  first  child,  Elizabeth,  married 
Henry  Buford  (see  Charles  of  Abraham  Buford).  Caroline  P.,  their 
eighth  child,  married  William  Duke  (see  Mary  of  Abraham  Buford). 
Nancy,  the  fourth  child  of  David  and  Clara  McClanahan  Hickman, 
born  in  1779,  married  John  Buford  1st  (above). 




William  and  Margaret,  Westmoreland  County,  Virginia,  whose 
will  is  dated  1760,  son  of  Rev.  William,  born  about  1735,  married  in 
175S,  Mary,  born  in  1738,  daughter  of  John  Marshall,  of  “The  For¬ 
est,”  Westmoreland  County.  They  were  living  in  Culpeper  County, 
Virginia,  in  1776,  and  toward  the  close  of  the  century  moved  to  Green¬ 
ville,  North  Carolina,  where  he  died.  They  had  seven  children — 
Their  first,  Thomas,  1758-1809,  settled  in  Bourbon  County,  Kentucky, 
married  Nancy  Green,  and  had  seven  children.  Their  second  child 
was  Clara  (above). 


Captain  Edward  Howe  served  during  the  Revolutionary  War  in 
Captain  Henry  Lee’s  Lighthorse  Brigade.  His  wife,  Nancy,  was  a 
daughter  of  William  and  Lucy  Foster  Lyne.  William  was  a  son  of 
William  Lyne  and  Lucy  was  the  daughter  of  Henry  Lyne. 

8.  HELEN,  daughter  of  John  1st  and  Nancy  Hickman  Bu- 
ford,  married  December  18,  1817,  at  Versailles,  Kentucky,  Gen¬ 
eral  William  Johnson,  of  Great  Crossings,  Scott  County,  Ken- 
•tucky.  Children — Nancy  Buford,  born  October  27,  1818,  and 
Hickman,  July  21,  1821,  died  October  27,  1863.  Helen  Buford 
Johnson  died  in  1823. 


1.  William  1st,  born  in  old  Culpeper  County,  Virginia,  in  what 
is  now  Madison  County,  in  1714,  married  Elizabeth  Cave  in  1742. 
She  was  the  fifth  child  of  Benjamin  Cave  and  Hannah  Bledsoe,  his 
wife,  and  was  born  in  1720  and  died  in  17S5.  William  Johnson  died 
in  1765.  They  had  eight  children. 

2.  Robert,  son  of  William  and  Elizabeth  Cave  Johnson,  born  in 
Orange  County,  Virginia,  July  17,  1745,  married,  in  1770,  Jemima 
Suggett,  who  was  born  June  29,  1753,  and  died  at  Great  Crossings, 
Scott  County,  Kentucky,  February  23,  1814.  Robert  Johnson  died  Oc¬ 
tober  15,  1815.  They  had  eleven  children. 

Colonel  Robert  Johnston  (Robbin)  was  one  of  the  pioneers  of 
Kentucky.  He  and  his  family  were  inmates  of  Bryant  Station  when 
attacked  by  Simon  Girty,  in  1782.  His  wife  was  one  of  the  matrons 
who  made  the  perilous  trip  to  and  from  the  spring,  in  the  face  of  the 
Indian  ambuscade,  to  supply  water  for  the  little  garrison.  His  infant 
son,  Richard  M.,  afterward  vice-president  of  the  United  States,  and 
famous  as  the  slayer  of  Tecumseh,  who  was  rocked  in  a  rude  cradle 
during  this  siege,  a-nd  his  nurse  Betsy,  a  sister  nine  years  old.  did 
gallant  service,  with  her  little  brother,  James,  seven  years  old.  in 



going  from  place  to  place  extinguishing  the  flames  lighted  by  the 

3.  James,  son  of  Colonel  Robert  and  Jemima  Suggett  Johnson, 
was  born  in  Orange  County,  Virginia,  January  1,  1774;  married 
Nancy  Payne,  in  Fayette  County,  Kentucky,  and  died  August  13,  1826. 
They  had  twelve  children.  James  was  a  lieutenant-colonel  in  the 
War  of  1812,  and  distinguished  himself  in  the  Battle  of  the  Thames; 
was  a  member  of  the  Kentucky  Legislature  in  1808;  a  presidential 
elector  in  1821 ;  a  member  of  Congress  in  1825.  He  was  one  of  the 
wealthiest  men  of  his  day,  in  the  Western  country. 

4.  William  2d,  son  of  James  and  Nancy  Payne  Johnson,  born  at 
Great  Crossings,  Scott  County,  Kentucky,  February  4,  1799,  married, 
first,  Helen  Buford,  December  8,  1817.  Children — Nancy  and  Hickman 
(see  John  Buford  1st).  William  married,  for  second  wife,  Anne  H. 
Payne.  Children — Jilson  P.,  Albert  W.,  Delia  P.,  Helen,  Anne  and 
William.  He  married,  for  the  third  wife,  Mrs.  Adelaide  Harman. 

No  children.  He  married  fpr  fourth  wife,  Mrs.  Anne  E.  Clayton,  and 
had  one  child,  Anna.  General  William  Johnson  was  educated  at 
West  Point  Military  Academy,  and  was  one  of  the  most  prominent 
and  influential  Democrats  in  Scott  County. 

9.  NANCY  BUFORD,  daughter  of  William  and  Helen 
Buford  Johnson,  married,  September  1,  1836,  Dr.  James  G. 
Morrison,  Georgetown,  Kentucky.  Children — Edward  Ann,  born 
June  2,  1838;  Helen  S.,  October  19,  1843;  Nannie  J.,  May  3, 
1846;  John  W.,  September  3,  1850;  Adelaide,  April  27,  1848, 
died  October  4,  1860 ;  Francis,  October  9,  1863,  died  October  27, 

10.  EDAWARD  ANN.  (See  Temple  Buford  below.) 

10.  HELEN  S.,  daughter  of  John  G.  and  Nancy  Bu¬ 
ford  Morrison,  married  Dr.  J.  W.  Southworth,  of  Glasgow, 
Missouri,  October  10,  1865.  They  had  two  children — Eve- 
lyne,  born  February  12,  1867,  died  November  21,  1873,  and  Nan¬ 
nie  G.,  February  20,  1878,  died  October  21,  1878.  Helen  S. 
Southworth  died  April  15,  1884. 

10.  NANNIE  J.,  daughter  of  John  G.  and  Nancy  B.  Mor¬ 
rison,  married  Henry  Craig,  of  Georgetown,  Kentucky,  Decem¬ 
ber  15,  1864.  Children — John  Jefferson,  born  November  15, 
1868,  died  in  1888;  Henry  C.,  December  15,  1871;  Evelyne,  June 
4,  1874. 





10.  JOHN  W.,  son  of  John  G.  and  Nancy  B.  Morrison,  mar¬ 
ried  Miss  Sparks,  of  Arkansas,  March  6,  1878.  They  live  in 
St.  Louis,  Missouri.  Children — Bessie,  born  June  6,  1879;  John, 
September  25, 1880 ;  Henry,  July  22,  1885. 

8.  NAPOLEON  BONAPARTE,  son  of  John  and  Nancy 
Hickman  Buford,  married,  first,  Sarah  Childs,  of  Cassanovia, 
New  York.  They  had  one  son,  Temple,  born  in  1833.  Napoleon 
Buford  married,  for  second  wife,  Mrs.  Mary  Anne  Pierce,  born 

Napoleon  Bonaparte  Buford  was  a  cadet  at  United  States 
Military  Academy,  July  1,  1823;  graduated  in  1827;  brevet  sec¬ 
ond  lieutenant,  and  second  lieutenant,  July  27,  1827 ;  studied  law 
at  Harvard  by  permission  of  the  War  Department;  was  assist¬ 
ant  professor  of  natural  and  experimental  philosophy  at  the 
United  States  Military  Academy,  1834-1835;  resigned,  1835; 
resident  engineer  of  the  Licking  River,  Kentucky,  Improving 
Company;  iron  and  banking  in  Peoria,  Illinois,  1857;  president 
of  the  Rock  Island  and  Peoria  Railroad;  colonel  twenty-seventh 
Illinois  infantry,  August  10,  1861 ;  battle  of  Belmont,  Kentucky, 
November  7,  1871;  brigadier-general  of  volunteers,  April  10, 
1862;  in  command  at  Columbus,  Kentucky,  and  Island  No.  10, 
1862;  expidition  to  Fort  Billow,  1862;  major-general  of  volun¬ 
teers,  November  29,  1862,  to  March  4,  1863;  battle  of  Corinth, 
1862;  Vicksburg,  1863;  command  of  Cairo,  March  to  September, 
1863 ;  command  Helena,  Arkansas,  September,  1863,  to  March, 
1865;  brevet  major-general  volunteers,  March  13,  1865,  for  gal¬ 
lant  and  meritorrious  conduct  during  the  war;  mustered  out  of 
service  August  24,  1865 ;  government  inspector  of  Union  Pacific 
Railroad,  1867-1869;  commissioner  of  Indian  affairs  1868. 

General  Buford  died  March  28,  1883. 

9.  TEMPLE,  son  of  Napoleon  and  Sarah  Childs  Buford, 
married,  December  20,  1854,  Edward  Ann  Morrison.  Children — 
Nannie  B.,  born  December  20,  1855 ;  Sallie  Childs,  November  26, 
1857;  Napoleon  B.  2d,  May  7,  1860;  Johnson  and  Morrison 



(twins),  born  June  25,  1861,  both  died  in  infancy.  Edward 
Ann  Buford  was  divorced,  and  married,  for  second  husband, 
January  18,  1887,  Dr.  Blanton,  of  Boone  County,  Kentucky. 

10.  NANNIE,  daughter  of  Temple  and  Edward  Ann  Bu¬ 
ford,  married,  December  7,  1880,  Bedford  Leslie.  She  died  in 
1882.  No  children. 

a  ).  SALLIE  CHILDS,  daughter  of  Temple  and  Edward 
Ann  Buford,  married  Henry  F.  Duncan,  November  9,  1876.  They 
live  in  Louisville,  Kentucky.  No  children. 

10.  NAPOLEON  B.  2d,  son  of  Temple  and  Edward  Ann 
Buford,  married  Margaret  Carpenter,  October  25,  1880.  They 
live  in  Chicago,  Illinois.  No  children. 

8.  JOHN,  JR.,  son  of  John  and  Anne  Bannister  Buford, 
married,  May  9,  1854,  Martha  McDowell  Duke,  daughter 
of  James  and  Mary  Buford  Duke  (see  Martha  McDowell  (Pat- 
tie)  Duke  of  Abraham,  above). 

This  is  the  hero  of  the  battle  of  Gettysburg,  called  John 
Buford  3d  (see  the  picture  of  Gettysburg  monument). 

JOHN  BUFORD,  JR.,  cadet  United  States  Military  Academy 
July  1,  1844;  brevet  second  lieutenant,  First  Dragoons,  July, 
1848 ;  second  lieutenant,  Second  Dragoons,  February  1,  1849 ; 
first  lieutenant,  July,  1853;  regimental  quartermaster,  1855-58; 
captain,  March,  1859;  engagement,  1855,  with  Sioux  Indians, 
at  Blue  Water,  Kansas,  disturbances,  1856-57;  major,  assistant 
inspector-general,  March  12,  and  attached  to  General  Pope’s 
staff,  March  25,  1861;  brigadier-general  volunteers,  July  27, 
1862,  and  command  of  brigade  of  cavalry,  consisting  of  First 
Michigan,  Fifth  New  York,  First  Vermont  and  First  West  Vir¬ 
ginia  ;  engagement  at  Madison  Court  house,  August  9,  Kelley’s 
Ford,  August  12,  Thoroughfare  Gap,  August  28;  second  battle 
of  Manassas,  August  29  and  30,  in  which  engagement  he  was 
wounded ;  acting  chief  of  cavalry  of  the  Army  of  Potomac  in 
Maryland  campaign ;  battle  of  South  Mountain,  September  14, 
1862;  Antietam,  September  17,  1862;  after  Antietam  was  sue- 



ceeded  by  General  Stoneman ;  was  on  McClellan’s  staff ;  assigned 
to  the  command  of  the  reserved  cavalry  brigade  of  the  Army  of 
the  Potomac,  upon  the  completion  of  the  cavalry  organization 
under  Burnside,  General  Stoneman  being  made  chief ;  was  leader 
in  nearly  every  cavalry  engagement  subsequent  to  this;  Freder¬ 
icksburg,  December,  1862;  Stoneman’s  raids  into  Virginia,  May, 
1863;  Brandy  Station,  Beverly  Ford,  Aldie,  Middleburg,  an  )  Up- 
perville,  June,  1863;  appointed  major-general  of  volunteers  July, 
1863;  selected  the  site  and  opened  the  battle  of  Gettysburg,  July 
1,  1863;  checked  Hill’s  corps  for  four  hours  with  a  small  force 
of  worn-out  cavalry  until  relieved  by  Reynolds. 

John  Buford  said  of  this  battle,  “A  heavy  task  was  before 
us.  We  were  equal  to  it,  and  shall  remember  with  pride  that  at 
Gettysburg  we  did  our  country  much  service.” 

He  did  splendid  service  July  2,  at  Wolf’s  Hill  and  Round 
Top;  pursued  the  Confederates  to  Warrenton,  Virginia,  engaging 
them  at  Culpeper  and  across  the  Rapidan,  and  cut  his  way  back 
to  the  army  north  of  Rappahannock.  In  October  he  covered  the 
rear  of  Meade’s  army  during  a  retrograde  movement ;  was  in  an 
endless  number  of  small  engagements ;  assigned  to  command  the 
cavalry  of  the  Army  of  the  Cumberland.  Before  assuming  com¬ 
mand  he  was  taken  ill,  suffering  from  an  old  wound  received  at 
the  second  battle  of  Manassas,  and  worn  out  with  three  years’ 
constant  and  arduous  service,  he  died  at  Washington,  District  of 
Columbia,  December  16,  1863,  the  date  of  his  commission  as 
major-general,  which  he  received  before  his  death.  He  was  but 
thirty-seven  years  old.  “A  splendid  officer  and  one  of  the  most 
successful  in  the  service.”  Honored  by  friends  and  foes,  the 
pride  and  hope  of  the  cavalry  arm  of  the  service,  no  nobler  epitaph 
to  him  can  be  written  in  the  history  of  his  country  than  “Old 
Steadfast,”  the  name  given  him  by  his  comrades,  and  one  by 
which  his  men  loved  to  call  him.  He  was  buried  at  West  Point, 
where  a  monument  is  erected  to  his  memory.  A  bronze  statue 
of  him  was  also  erected  July  1,  1895,  near  the  town  of  Gettys- 


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burg,  on  the  spot  where  he  fired  the  first  gun  of  the  battle. 
General  Janies  H.  Wilson,  in  his  address  at  the  dedication  of  the 
statue,  pays  this  tribute  to  his  memory:  “Strong,  courageous, 
and  generous,  as  they  (Bufords)  were  through  many  generations, 
the  very  flower  and  jewel  of  this  family,  was  the  gentleman  in 
whose  name  we  are  gathered  here  today.” 

The  eloquent  and  admirable  address  delivered  by  General 
James  H.  Wilson  at  the  unveiling  of  the  Buford  statue  was 
something  more  than  a  portrayal  of  the  distinguishing  traits  of 
a  splendid  soldier.  It  was  also  a  discussion  of  the  historical  ques¬ 
tion  as  to  who  deserves  the  credit  of  selecting  the  field  for  the 
greatest  battle  ever  fought  on  this  continent,  or,  as  it  has  been 
put  in  other  words,  who  “made  Gettysburg  possible.” 

This  honor  General  Wilson  ascribes  unhesitatingly  to  Gen¬ 
eral  John  Buford,  and  makes  Buford’s  act  one  not  of  chance  but 
of  deliberate  choice,  his  soldierly  eye  taking  in  the  full  startegic 
value  of  Gettysburg  field,  with  its  commanding  ridges  and  its 
excellent  highways,  and  his  resolute  will,  determining  to  secure 
it  at  all  hazards.  At  that  time  Buford  was  in  the  prime  of  life 
and  experience,  “an  ideal  soldier  and  leader.”  Coming  of  a  fight¬ 
ing  ancestry,  after  his  graduation  at  West  Point,  in  1848,  he  had 
plenty  of  service  in  the  Dragoons.  He  had  risen  to  the  command 
of  the  first  division  of  the  cavalry  corps,  in  the  Army  of  the  Po¬ 
tomac,  and  in  the  movements  that  resulted  at  Gettysburg  was 
heading  Meade’s  advance. 

It  was  on  the  afternoon  of  June  30  that  Buford,  reaching 
Gettysburg,  drove  out  a  small  force  of  the  enemy  that  occupied 
it.  His  information  satisfied  him,  late  that  night,  that  Hill’s 
corps  of  Lee’s  army  was  only  nine  miles  distant,  at  Cashtown, 
with  its  advance  several  miles  nearer  Gettysburg.  Convinced 
that  he  was  on  the  spot  where  a  decisive  trial  of  strength  between 
the  two  armies  could  be  had,  with  an  advantage  in  position  to 
the  Union  forces,  and  knowing  that  Reynolds,  with  the  first  and 
eleventh  corps,  was  encamped  only  five  miles  away,  he  determin- 



ed  to  hold  his  position  against  the  enemy,  as  he  grimly  expressed 
it,  “completed  arrangements  for  entertaining  him  until  Rey¬ 
nolds  could  reach  the  scene. 

The  testimony  of  Buford’s  signal  officer  as  to  what  occurred 
on  the  night  of  June  30  is  rightly  regarded  by  General  Wilson 
as  the  most  direct  on  the  point  in  question.  His  report  records 
that  Buford  spent  hours  with  Colonel  Devin,  and,  in  discussing 
the  news  brought  by  the  latter’s  scouts,  remarked  that  “the  battle 
would  be  fought  at  that  point,  and  he  was  sure  it  would  be  com¬ 
menced  in  the  morning,  before  the  infantry  could  get  up.”  The 
signal  officer  adds  that  “these  were  his  own  words.”  On  Colonel 
Devin’s  replying  lightly  that  he  “would  take  care  of  all  that  at¬ 
tack  my  front  during  the  next  twenty-four  hours,”  Buford 
answered :  “No,  you  won’t;  they  will  attack  you  in  the  morning, 
and  will  come  booming,  skirmishers  three  deep.  The  enemy  must 
know  the  importance  of  this  position,  and  will  strain  every  nerve 
to  secure  it,  and  if  we  are  able  to  hold  it  we  will  do  well.” 

The  enemy  did  come  booming  in  the  morning,  and  the  tenacity 
with  which  Buford  held  his  ground  showed  the  importance  he 
attached  to  the  field.  One  of  his  brigades  having  been  sent  else¬ 
where,  by  orders,  he  had  but  two  left,  Gable’s  and  Devin’s,  and 
these  he  dismounted,  sending  their  horses  well  to  the  rear,  or 
concealing  them,  thus  giving  the  enemy,  if  possible,  the  impres¬ 
sion  that  Meade’s  infantry  had  come  up.  He  had  one  battery  of 
horse  artillery,  and  this  he  himself  posted.  Most  welcome  was 
the  arrival  of  Reynold’s  advance  under  Wadsworth,  giving  a  little 
respite  to  the  hard-pressed  cavalrymen,  while  the  latter,  in  turn, 
when  the  first  corps  had  been  shattered  by  the  enemy’s  fierce 
onset,  were  able  to  cover  its  re-formation  on  Cemetery  Ridge 
by  standing,  as  General  F.  A.  Walker  put  it,  “drawn  up  in  a  line 
of  battalions  in  mass  as  steady  as  if  on  parade.”  The  Comte  de 
Paris,  in  his  history  of  the  war,  declares  that  Buford  alone  “se¬ 
lected  the  ground  upon  which  unforeseen  circumstances  were 
about  to  bring  the  two  armies  into  contact.  Neither  Meade  nor 



Lee  had  any  personal  knowledge  of  it.”  “Buford,”  proceeds  this 
historian,  “did  not  even  have  time  to  send  to  Meade  a  description 
of  the  advantages  of  the  position  and  to  receive  his  instructions. 
Knowing  that  Reynolds  was  within  supporting  distance  of  him, 
he  boldly  resolved  to  risk  everything  in  order  to  allow  the  latter 
time  to  reach  Gettysburg  in  advance  of  the  Confederate  Army. 
The  first  inspiration  of  a  cavalry  officer  and  a  true  soldier  de¬ 
cided  in  every  respect  the  fate  of  the  campaign.  It  was  Buford 
who  selected  the  battle-field  where  the  two  armies  were  about 
to  measure  their  strength.” 

One  interesting  bit  of  testimony  is  added  by  the  signal  of¬ 
ficer  already  spoken  of.  He  had  taken  his  station,  on  the  morning 
of  July  1,  in  the  cupola  of  the  Lutheran  Seminary,  and  while  the 
battle  was  raging,  described  the  corps  flag  of  General  Reynols : 

“I  sent  one  of  my  men  to  Buford,  who  came  up,  and  looking 
through  my  glass,  confirmed  my  report,  and  remarked,  ‘Now  we 
can  hold  the  place/ 

“General  Reynolds  and  staff  came  up  on  the  gallop  in  ad¬ 
vance  of  the  corps,  when  I  made  the  following  communication : 

“  ‘Reynolds  himself  will  be  here  in  five  minutes,  his  corps 
is  about  a  mile  behind/ 

“Buford  returned  to  my  station,  and  watched,  anxiously,  ob¬ 
servations  made  through  my  signal  telescope.  When  Reynolds* 
came  up,  seeing  Buford  in  the  Cupola,  he  cried  out : 

“  ‘What’s  the  matter  John?’ 

“  ‘The  devil’s  to  pay,’  said  Buford,  upon  reaching  the 

“Reynolds  said,  ‘I  hope  you  can  hold  out  until  my  corps 
comes  up.’ 

“  ‘I  reckon  I  can,’  was  the  characteristic  reply.  The  two  of¬ 
ficers  then  rode  rapidly  to  the  front.” 

Not  many  minutes  later  the  gallant  Reynolds  was  shot 
through  the  head  and  was  succeeded  in  command  by  General 
Howard.  Buford  was  not  destined  long  to  outlive  him.  After 



taking  part  in  this  opening  struggle  of  Gettysburg,  he  was  sta¬ 
tioned  on  the  extreme  left  of  the  army,  and  on  the  third  day  of 
the  battle  was  allowed  to  withdraw  to  Westminster  to  rest  and 
refit.  Had  he  lived  to  the  end  of  the  war,  he  might  perhaps  never 
have  found  an  opportunity  to  perform  more  valuable  service  than 
that  of  July  1,  1863,  when  he  held  at  bay  for  a  time  the  Confed¬ 
erate  advances  at  Gettysburg,  and,  as  General  Wilson  expressed  it, 
successfully  covered  the  formation  of  the  line  on  the  ridges  against 
which  Lee’s  veteran  corps  fought  themselves  to  a  frazzle,  in  the 
two  days  bloody  conflict  that  followed.  General  Wilson’s  dis¬ 
cussion  of  Buford’s  service  at  Gettysburg  carries  the  weight  that 
comes  from  the  opinion  of  one  of  the  greatest  cavalrymen  of  the 
war,  and  one  of  the  most  eminent  of  its  surviving  soldiers. 

8.  THOMAS  JEFFERSON,  son  of  John  and  Anne  Ban¬ 
nister  Buford,  married,  September  13,  1853,  Grace  Bowers, 
daughter  of  Henry  Giles  and  Mary  C.  Bowers,  who  was  born 
November  25,  1831.  Children — Mary,  born  May  15,  1854,  died 
young;  Sarah,  April  28,  1857;  John  Watson,  January  11,  1859; 
Grace,  October  24,  1860,  died  young;  Emeline  Swigert,  November 
6,  1862 ;  Anna  Bowers,  September  2,  1864 ;  Thomas  Jefferson,  Jr., 
March  7,  1866;  James  Monroe  2d,  July  16,  1868,  died  in  infancy; 
James  Monroe  3d,  January  25,  1870,  died  in  infancy,  Rock  Island, 


9.  JOHN  WATSON  BUFORD  now  resides  at  Missoula, 
Montana  (1924) . 

9.  THOMAS  JEFFERSON,  Evanston,  Illinois,  has  a  gover¬ 
nment  position  at  Washington,  D.  C.,  Interstate  Commerce  Com¬ 


1.  George  Bowers,  probably  born  in  England  or  in  Wales,  is 
mentioned  in  the  records  of  the  town  of  Scituate,  Massachusetts,  in 
1637.  In  1639  he  was  at  Plymouth,  and  later  of  Cambridge,  where 
his  wife,  Barbaea,  died,  March  25,  1644,  and  he  married,  second,  Eliz¬ 
abeth  Worthington,  April  15.  1649.  George  died  in  1656.  He  had  six 
children  by  his  two  wives. 



2.  Benamuel,  his  eldest  child,  admitted  an  inhabitant  of 
Charleston,  November  30,  1660,  married,  December  9,  1653,  Eliza¬ 
beth  Dunster,  niece  or  cousin  of  President  Dunster,  of  Harvard  Col¬ 
lege.  Benamuel  suffered  much  persecution  as  an  Anabaptist  and 
Quaker.  An  interesting  account  of  him  is  to  be  found  in  “Paige’s 
History  of  Cambridge,  Massachusetts.”  His  will  was  dated  October 
5,  1693,  probated  May  28,  1698.  His  wife  was  living  as  late  as  Decem¬ 
ber  26,  1693.  They  had  nine  children. 

3.  Jonathan,  born  August  11,  1673,  had  banns  published  with 
Anne  Sylvester,  of  Boston,  February  11,  1695-96.  He  was  the  founder 
of  Somerset,  then  part  of  Swansea.  He  first  bought  land  in  Somerset 
(Swansea),  November  20,  1704.  He  was  a  shipbuilder,  and  built  the 
first  house  in  Somerset,  which  is  still  standing.  He  had  a  second 
wife,  Hannah  Atkins,  and  died  in  1745.  He  had  ten  children  by  his 
two  wives. 

4.  Henry,  born  November  18,  1716,  lived  for  a  time  at  Salem, 
and  later  at  Somerset,  where  his  first  old  colonial  house  is  still  stand¬ 
ing.  He  was  a  Quaker,  like  most  of  his  relatives  in  Somerset.  He 
married,  first,  Rebecca  Taber,  who  died  July  4,  1760,  and  a  year  later 
he  married  Mary  Wouton.  Their  marriage  certificate  is  in  the 
Quaker  form,  and  is  witnessed  by  the  entire  company  present.  He 
was  a  ship  owner  and  merchant,  but  met  with  heavy  losses  during 
the  Revolution.  His  estate  was  inventoried  at  $6,000,  in  1790.  He 
had  ten  children. 

5.  William  Harris,  born  July  22,  1756,  married  Martha  Hall,  of 
Middletown,  Connecticut,  April  4,  1710.  They  had  four  children. 

6.  Henry  Giles,  born  June  19,  1790,  died  March  31,  1844,  married, 
for  his  first  wife,  Lucy  Warner  Russell,  of  Middletown,  Connecticut, 
October  30,  1811.  They  had  eight  children.  She  died  June  22,  1825. 
He  married,  for  his  second  wife,  Ann  Butler,  of  Northampton,  June 
27,  1826.  She  died  March  28,  1827.  He  married,  for  his  third  wife, 
Mary  Wells  Childs,  born  December  21,  1829.  Child — Grace  (see 
above),  born  November  25,  1831. 


1.  Richard  Childs,  of  Barnstable,  Massachusetts,  married  Eliza¬ 
beth  Crocker.  Son. 

2.  Timothy,  of  Deerfield,  Massachusetts,  married  Hannah  Chapin 
Sheldon.  Son. 

3.  Capton  Timothy,  Jr.,  of  Deerfield,  Massachusetts,  married 
Mary  Wells.  Son. 

4.  Dr.  Timothy  3rd,  of  Pittsfield,  Massachusetts,  married  Rachel 
Eastton.  Daughter. 

5.  Mary  Wells  (see  above). 

9.  SARAH,  daughter  of  Thomas  Jefferson  and  Grace  B. 
Buford,  married,  January  7,  1881,  James  Franklin  Bell,  lieu- 



tenant  seventh  cavalry,  United  States  Army.  He  was  appointed 
to  United  States  Military  Academy,  from  Kentucky,  September, 
1874;  second  lieutenant  cavalry,  1878;  transferred  to  the  seventh 
cavalry  August,  1878;  first  lieutenant,  December,  1890;  captain, 
March,  1899;  brigadier-general,  1901;  service  United  States  vol¬ 
unteers,  major,  May,  1898;  honorably  discharged,  April,  1899; 
major  and  assistant  adjutant  general,  April,  1899;  lieutenant- 
colonel,  thirty-second  United  States  infantry,  July,  1899;  de¬ 
clined  colonelcy,  thirty-sixth  United  States  infantry,  July,  1899; 
brigadier-general,  December,  1899 ;  medal  of  honor  for  most  dis¬ 
tinguished  gallantry  in  action,  September  9,  1899,  near  Porac, 
Luzon,  Philippine  Islands,  while  serving  as  colonel  of  the  thirty- 
sixth  infantry,  United  States  volunteers. 

9.  EMELINE,  daughter  of  Thomas  Jefferson  and  Grace 
B.  Buford,  married,  June  6,  1888,  Captain  George  K.  Sanderson, 
eleventh  United  States  infantry,  who  died  February  2,  1893.  She 
married,  for  second  husband,  May  14,  1895,  Martin  F.  Hanley. 

9.  ANNA  BOWERS,  daughter  of  Thomas  Jefferson  and 
Grace  B.  Bowers,  married,  August  17,  1886,  Lieutenant  Ernest 
Garlington,  Seventh  United  States  cavalry.  Children — Creswell, 
born  June  23,  1887;  Buford,  January  10,  1889,  died  in  infancy; 
Sally,  February  3,  1890. 


1.  Edwin  Conway,  of  the  County  Wigorn,  that  is,  the  County 
of  Worcester,  England,  born  in  1610,  came  to  America  in  1640.  In 
his  first  land  grant,  his  name  is  given  as  Edwyn  Conaway  Clarke, 
married  Martha  Ettenherd.  or  Eltonhead,  who  came  to  America  in 
1652.  He  died  in  Lancaster  County,  Virginia,  in  1675.  Son. 

2.  Edwin,  Jr.,  of  Lancaster  County,  Virginia,  born  1640-44,  mar¬ 
ried,  1675-80,  Sarah  Fleet,  died  August,  1698.  Son. 

3.  Edwin  3d,  born  in  Lancaster  County,  October  3,  1681,  married, 
1704,  Annie,  daughter  of  Colonel  Joseph  and  Elizabeth  Romney  Ball, 
a  half  sister  of  Mary,  the  mother  of  George  Washington.  Edwin  3d 
died  October  3,  1763.  Daughter. 

4.  Elizabeth,  married,  May  5,  1824.  Christopher  Garlington,  of 
Northumberland  County,  who  had  a  grant  of  land  in  that  county  in 
1663.  Son. 



5.  Edwin  Conway  Garlington,  born  in  Lancaster  County,  Vir¬ 
ginia,  March  5,  1746,  died  in  Lancaster  County,  South  Carolina,  mar¬ 
ried,  March  13,  1774,  Susannah  Dickie,  born  January  12,  1755,  died 
December  3,  1795.  Children — Conway,  Edwin,  Joseph,  John  and 

6.  Christopher,  born  May  30,  1792,  married  Elizabeth  Aycock, 
of  Georgia.  Son  (7),  Albert  Christopher,  married  Sallie,  daughter  of 
Peter  Moon,  of  Newberry,  South  Carolina.  Alber  was  a  lawyer,  state 
senator,  adjutant-general  and  inspector-general,  South  Carolina.  Son. 

8.  Earnest  Albert,  graduated  at  West  Point  in  1876;  second  lieu¬ 
tenant,  seventh  United  States  cavalry,  June  15,  1876;  first  lieutenant, 
June,  1876;  commanded  the  Army,  Greeley  Relief  Expedition;  cap¬ 
tain,  December,  1891;  major  and  inspector-general,  January,  1895; 
lientenant-colonel  and  inspector,  July,  1898;  colonel  and  inspector- 
general,  1901;  medal  of  honor  for  gallantry  in  action  against  Sioux 
Indians,  on  Wounded  Knee  Creek,  South  Dakota,  December  29,  1890, 
where  he  was  severely  wounded  while  serving  as  first  lieutenant, 
seventh  cavalry. 

8.  JAMES  MONROE,  son  of  John  and  Ann  Bannister  Bu¬ 
ford,  married,  in  1856,  Felicia  Clark,  daughter  of  Joseph  and 
Harriet  Julian  Clark.  Children — Herndon,  born  September  4, 
1856,  died  in  infancy;  Jane  Swigert,  October  28,  1860;  Clark 
Howe,  November  14,  1870,  died  July  29,  1893,  Rock  Island,  Illi¬ 

9.  JANE  SWIGERT,  daughter  of  James  M.  and  Felicia 
Buford,  married  February  3,  1880,  R.  R.  Cable,  president  of  the 
C.,  R.  I.  &  P.  R.  R.,  Chicago,  Illinois. 


1.  Matthew  Clarke,  a  soldier  of  the  Revolution,  born  in  Virginia 
in  1762,  married  Ellen  Brown,  died  in  Franklin  County,  Kentucky. 


2.  Joseph,  of  “Locust  Grove,”  Franklin  County,  Kentucky,  born 
July  28,  1793,  died  Deceber  10,  1875.  Pensioner  of  the  war  of  1812, 
married  Harriet  Julian. 


1.  Charles  Julian,  of  Spottsylvania  County,  Virginia,  married 
Widow  Reynolds.  Son. 

2.  Dr.  John,  surgeon  Virginia  Continental  line.  Revolutionary 
War,  married  Margaret  Lowns  or  (Lounds).  Son — Dr.  Charles,  of 
Franklin  County,  Kentucky,  who  married  Jane  Moore.  Daughter — 





Jane  was  a  daughter  of  Edward  Moore  and  Ellen  McDonald,  his 
wife,  daughter  of  Donald  McDonald. 

7.  WILLIAM,  son  of  Simeon  and  Margaret  Kirtley  Buford, 
married  in  Fayette  County,  Kentucky,  December  31,  1801  his 
cousin,  Francis  Walker  Kirtley,  daughter  of  Francis  and  Eliza¬ 
beth  Walker  Kirtley,  who  was  born  in  Rockingham  County,  Vir¬ 
ginia,  on  the  banks  of  the  Shenandoah  River,  February  6,  1787 
(see  Kirtley,  Frances  Buford  above).  Children — Francis  Kirt¬ 
ley,  born  in  Bourbon  County,  Kentucky,  January  21,  1803; 
Simeon  3rd,  in  Fayette  County,  Kentucky,  February,  1805,  died  in 
infancy.  The  others,  all  born  at  “Tree  Hill,”  Woowford  Countny, 
Kentucky,  were  Margaret  Kirtley,  born  October  3,  1806;  Ann 
Merry,  December  24,  1808;  William,  March  22,  1811,  died  June 
18,  1848;  John  2d,  March  21,  1813;  Elizabeth  Walker,  September 
17,  1815;  Sinclair  James,  October  9,  1817,  died  August,  1851; 
Abraham,  January  16,  1820;  Martha  and  Mary  (twins),  June  29, 
1821 ;  Martha  died  November  15,  1848,  and  Mary  died  November 
2,  1873;  Thomas,  September  18,  1824,  died  February  12,  1885; 
George  Henry,  May  4,  1827. 

William  Buford,  died  September  18,  1848.  His  wife, 
Frances  Kirtley  Buford,  died  May  29,  1866.  William  Buford  was 
known  as  Colonel  Billy,  in  contradistinction  to  his  cousin  William 
(also  of  Woodford  County),  the  son  of  Colonel  Abraham  Buford, 
of  Scott  County,  the  latter  being  called  “Scott  Bill.” 

Colonel  Billy  was  born  in  Culpeper  County,  Virginia,  and 
came  with  his  father’s  family  to  Kentucky.  At  the  age  of  twenty- 
one  he  married  his  own  cousin,  Frances  Walker  Kirtley,  also  of 
Virginia  stock,  in  Barron  County,  Kentucky.  From  there  they 
moved  to  Woodford  County,  in  1805.'  Frances  was  but  fifteen 
when  married.  This  young  couple  reared  to  maturity  twelve  of 
their  thirteen  children,  seven  sons  and  five  daughters.  Like  most 
educated  Kentuckians  of  that  day,  industrious,  frugal  and  thrifty, 
they  rapidly  accumultaed  a  fine  estate  in  the  very  garden  of  the 



Blue  Grass  country  and  were  able  to  give  their  children  every  ad¬ 
vantage,  educational  and  social,  obtainable  in  the  state  at  that  in¬ 
teresting  period.  Their  sterling  virtues,  love  of  home  and  family, 
affectionate  attachment  to  friends  and  chivalric  justice  to  foes, 
their  industry,  uprightness,  and  morality,  were  renewed  in  their 

William  Buford  spent  his  whole  life  in  agricultural  pursuits, 
giving  particular  attention  to  raising  fine  stock  on  his  splendid 
farm,  which  he  called  “Tree  Hill.,,  He  left,  by  his  will,  his  en¬ 
tire  estate  to  his  two  sons,  Thomas  and  Henry,  as  executors,  with 
the  exception  of  a  few  specified  legacies.  As  the  indebtedness  of 
the  estate  was  large,  he  placed  it  in  the  hands  of  his  two  executors, 
who  had  been  closely  associated  with  him  in  his  business  affairs 
during  the  latter  part  of  his  life,  giving  them  directions  that, 
after  the  settlement  and  division  of  the  estate,  they  should  give 
certain  portions  to  those  of  his  children  who  had  been  left  out  of 
the  will.  The  estate  was  managed  with  success,  and  finally  ad¬ 
justed,  Henry  selling  one-half  of  his  landed  property,  which  in¬ 
cluded  the  old  homestead,  to  Mr.  Robert  Alexander,  a  wealthy 
Englishman  and  near  neighbor.  The  mother’s  dowry  was  given 
to  her,  and  Thomas,  who  refused  to  sell  a  portion  of  the  estate, 
made  every  effort  to  keep  the  homestead  in  the  family.  Unfor¬ 
tunately  this  involved  him  in  a  series  of  lawsuits,  which  lasted 
for  years,  and  in  the  end  failed  to  accomplish  his  purpose  for,  at 
his  mother’s  death,  the  property  went  to  Mr.  Alexander,  and  is 
still  in  the  possession  of  his  heirs. 

8.  FRANCIS  K.,  son  of  William  and  Frances  W.  K.  Buford, 
married,  November  25,  1834,  Mary  Walker  Mills.  He  came  to 
Missouri,  and  was  elected,  representative  from  Calloway  County 
in  1830  and  became  a  member  of  the  Legislature  at  Jefferson 
City,  Missouri.  He  died  in  Versailles,  Kentucky,  November  1, 
1835.  Mary  Walker  Buford  died  in  Franklin  County,  Kentucky, 
June  27,  1848. 



8.  MARGARET  KIRTLEY,  daughter  of  William  and 
Frances  W.  K.  Buford,  married,  September  8,  1823,  Joel  Twy- 
man,  of  Woodford  County,  Kentucky,  who  was  born  in  1797,  and 
died  in  1879.  Children — William  B.,  Frances  M.,  Emily  M.,  Eliz¬ 
abeth  H.,  Francis  K.  B.  and  Mary  Walker.  Margaret  K.  B.  Twy- 
man  died,  in  Missouri,  August  13,  1881. 

9.  WILLIAM  B.,  son  of  Joel  and  Margaret  Twyman,  mar¬ 
ried  Lucy  Townsend  Nowlin,  daughter  of  John  S.  and  Adeline 
Buford  Nowlin.  Four  children  living. 

9.  EMILY  M.,  daughter  of  Joel  and  Margaret  Twyman, 
married  Benjamin  Eddings.  Two  children. 

9.  ELIZABETH  H.,  daughter  of  Joel  and  Margaret  Twy¬ 
man,  married  Buford  S.  Nowlin,  son  of  John  S.  and  Adeline  Now¬ 

9.  FRANCIS  K.  B.,  son  of  Joel  and  Margaret  Twyman, 
married  Mrs.  Harvey.  Three  children. 

9.  MARY  WALKER,  daughter  of  Joel  and  Margaret  Twy¬ 
man,  married  William  Buford.  Six  children.  (For  William  Bu¬ 
ford,  see  Alex,  son  of  Abraham,  son  of  James.) 

8.  ANN  MERRY,  daughter  of  William  and  Frances  W.  K. 
Buford,  married,  October  3,  1833,  Caleb  Wallace,  of  St.  Peter’s 
Parish,  Beaufort  District,  South  Carolina.  Son — Caleb  Manor, 
born  October  30,  1834.  Ann  Merry  Wallace  died  in  Fayette 
County,  Kentucky,  August  20,  1884.  Her  husband  died  many 
years  before. 

9.  CALEB  MANOR,  son  of  Caleb  and  Ann  Merry  Wal¬ 
lace,  married,  February  5,  1859,  Annie  Oldham.  Children — 
David  Manor,  born  November  26,  1860;  Henry  Buford,  April  5, 
1862;  Susie,  April  23,  1865;  Annie,  May  29,  1868.  Caleb  Manor 
Wallace  died  October  27,  1867. 

8.  JOHN,  son  of  William  and  Frances  W.  K.  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried  Elizabeth  Holmes  Singleton,  born  in  1816,  in  Winchester, 
Virginia  (see  Ball,  below).  He  went  from  Kentucky  to  Han¬ 
nibal,  Missouri,  in  1837;  here,  at  the  house  of  her  sister,  Mrs. 



McDonald,  he  met  and  married  his  wife;  they  settled  on  a  farm 
near  Manchester,  Missouri,  where  they  spent  the  rest  of  their 
lives.  Children — William  J.,  born  November  2,  1838;  Mary 
Frances,  February  23,  1840;  Virginia,  July  3,  1842;  Singleton, 
February  3,  1845,  died  August  2,  1886;  Marshall  N.,  April  6, 
1847 ;  John  H.,  August,  1850.  John  Buford  died  at  St.  Louis,  De¬ 
cember  24,  1885. 

9.  WILLIAM  J.,  son  of  John  and  Elizabeth  Holmes  Single- 
ton  Buford,  married  Mary  Link.  Children — Frank  P.,  born  May 

4,  1868,  in  Franklin  County,  Missouri;  Virginia,  May  13,  1870; 
Marshall,  March  2,  1872;  Henry  Clay,  April  19,  1875,  never 

William  J.  Buford  died  March  5,  1922.  Mary  Link  Buford 
died  May  14,  1907. 

10.  FRANK  P.,  son  of  William  J.  and  Mary  Link  Buford, 
married  February  14,  1897,  to  Willie  Jane  Edwards,  who  was 
born  October  28,  1881.  Children — Claude  Elmo,  born  August  19, 
1903;  Francis  Newport,  May  29,  1906;  Marvin  Munroe,  October 
13,  1909. 

10.  VIRGINIA,  daughter  of  William  J.  and  Mary  Link  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Rufus  Wolfe.  No  children. 

10.  MARSHALL,  son  of  William  J.  and  Mary  Link  Buford, 
married  and  had  five  children. 

9.  MARY  FRANCES,  daughter  of  John  and  Elizabeth  H. 

5.  Buford,  married  John  A.  McElroy,  born  August  4,  1841. 
Children — Florence,  born  November  20,  1865 ;  Celest,  November 
3,  1867;  John  Singleton,  October  3,  1869;  Charles  Beaufort,  No¬ 
vember  26,  1871;  Mary  Emmeline,  May  12,  1874;  Frances  Beau¬ 
fort,  June  6,  1877;  Ralph,  December  11,  1880,  died  July,  1881; 
Frederick  G.,  May  25,  1882,  died  October  6,  1891,  Kirkwood,  Mis¬ 

10.  FLORENCE,  daughter  of  John  A.  and  Mary  F.  B.  Mc¬ 
Elroy,  married  William  T.  Hazard,  St.  Louis,  Missouri. 



10.  CELESTER,  daughter  of  John  and  Mary  F.  B.  Mc- 
Elroy,  married  Clement  S.  Hickman,  St.  Louis,  Missouri. 

10.  JOHN  SINGLETON,  son  of  John  H.  and  Mary  F.  B. 
McElroy,  married  and  had  children — John  Singleton  and  Mary 

10.  MARY  EMMELINE,  daughter  of  John  A.  and  Mary 
F.  B.  McElroy,  married  Arthur  Howard  Mott.  Children — Beau¬ 
fort  Vallentine,  born  February  19,  1894;  Florence  McElroy,  July 
6,  1896,  St.  Louis,  Missouri. 

10.  FRANCES  BEAUFORT,  daughter  of  John  A.  and 
Mary  F.  B.  McElroy,  married  February  18,  1891,  David  Alonzo 
Bixby,  St.  Louis,  Missouri. 

9.  VIRGINIA,  daughter  of  John  and  Elizabeth  H.  S.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Henry  Brooks.  Children — Justin,  Marshall,  Lloyd, 
Mary  Frances  and  John,  Fort  Scott,  Kansas. 

9.  MARSHALL  N.,  son  of  John  and  Elizabeth  H.  S.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  and  had  children — Ella,  John  and  Mary  Frances, 
Manchester,  Missouri. 

9.  JOHN  H.,  son  of  John  and  Elizabeth  H.  S.  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried  and  had  children — Walter  and  Singleton,  Manchester,  Mis¬ 


1.  Colonel  (courtesy)  William  Ball,  of  ye  Lancaster  County,  in 
Rappahannock,  born  in  England,  in  1615,  married  in  London,  Eng¬ 
land,  July  2,  1638,  Hannah  Atherold,  probably  daughter  of  Thomas 
Atherold,  of  Burgh,  Suffolk.  Children,  born  in  England — Richard. 
William,  Jr.,  Joseph  and  Hannah.  They  came  to  America  in  1650  and 
settled  at  the  mouth  of  the  Corotoraan  River,  Lancaster  County,  Vir¬ 
ginia.  Colonel  William  died  in  Millenbeck,  Lancaster  County,  in 
October,  1680.  His  will  is  dated  October  15,  1680,  and  probated  in 
November,  1680.  Hannah  survived  her  husband. 

2.  Captain  William,  Jr.,  born  June  2,  1641,  married,  first,  Mar¬ 
garet,  or  Mary,  daughter  of  James  Williamson,  of  Rappahannock 
County.  He  married,  second,  Miss  Harris,  daughter  of  William 
Harris,  who  was  Burgess  for  Lancaster  County,  1652-53-57-58.  He 
married,  third.  Margaret,  daughter  of  Raleigh  Downman.  Children, 
by  his  second  wife,  eight,  among  them  William  3d.  Captain  William. 
Jr.,  died  in  Lancaster  County,  September  30,  1694,  (2)  Joseph  of 



Colonel  and  Hannah  Ball,  of  “Epping  Forest,”  Lancaster  County, 
married,  first,  in  1675,  Elizabeth  Rogers  (or  Romney).  He  mar¬ 
ried,  second,  Mrs.  Mary  Johnson.  His  daughter,  Mary,  by  second 
marriage,  married  Augustine  Washington.  Son — George,  born  Feb¬ 
ruary  11,  1731-32. 

3.  William  3d  (Colonel),  born  in  1696,  married  Hannah  Beale. 
William  3d  died  March,  1744-45.  Hannah  died  before  her  husband. 
Their  second  child  was, 

4.  George,  married,  October  10,  1735,  'Judith  Payne.  Their 
fourth  child  was, 

5.  William  4th,  born  in  1740,  married,  first,  Judith  Throckmor¬ 
ton  (may  have  been  Kempe),  second,  Drusilla  Singleton.  Children, 
of  the  first  marriage — 

6.  William  Payne,  married  and  had  children;  lived  near  Lex¬ 
ington,  Kentucky. 

6.  Thomas  Kempe,  Frederick  County,  Virginia. 

6.  Elizabeth  Henry,  married  Mr.  Tyler. 

6.  Nancy,  married  Mr.  Campbell. 

6.  Judith  Throckmorton,  married  General  James  W.  Singleton. 

7.  Anne,  married  Honorable  Joseph  H.  Sherrard,  of  Winchester, 

7.  Frances,  married  Edward  McDonald. 

7.  Judith,  married  Robert  Kerchival. 

7.  Lucy,  married  E.  Cartwright  Breedon. 

7.  Elizabeth,  married  John  Buford. 

7.  James,  married  Catherine  McDonald,  General  and  member  of 
Congress  from  Illinois. 

8.  ELIZABETH  WALKER,  daughter  of  William  and 
Frances  W.  K.  Buford,  married,  May  8,  1832,  James  W.  Allen,  of 
Shelby  County,  Kentucky.  Child — Aseneth,  born  in  1834,  died  in 
Victoria,  Texas,  in  1850.  Elizabeth  W.  K.  Allen  died  January  10, 

8.  ABRAHAM,  son  of  William  and  Frances  W.  K.  Buford, 
married  Amanda  Harris.  Son — William. 

Abraham  Buford  was  a  cadet  in  the  United  States  Military 
Academy,  July  1,  1837,  to  July  1,  1841 ;  brevet  second  lieutenant, 
First  Dragoons,  1841 ;  duty,  Fort  Atkinson,  Kansas,  1841-42 ; 
Fort  Gibson,  Indian  Territory,  second  lieutenant,  First  Dragoons, 
April  12,  1842 ;  Fort  Leavenworth,  Kansas,  1842-43 ;  scouting  on 
the  plains,  1843 ;  Fort  Gibson,  Indian  Territory,  1843-44-45 ;  Fort 
Washita,  Indian  Territory,  1845 ;  Fort  Gibson,  1845-46 ;  Mexican 



A  X  D 





War,  1846-48;  first  lieutenant,  First  Dragoons,  December  6, 
1846;  battle  of  Buena  Vista,  February  22-23,  1847;  brevet  cap¬ 
tain,  February  23,  1847,  for  gallant  and  meritorious  conduct  at 
the  battle  of  Buena  Vista;  Fort  Gibson,  1848;  Santa  Fe,  New 
Mexico,  1848;  Socorro,  New  Mexico,  1848-49;  Dona  Ana,  New 
Mexico,  1850-51;  Fort  Fillmore,  New  Mexico,  1851-52;  skirmish 
on  Puerto  River,  New  Mexico,  August  26,  1851 ;  Cavalry  School, 
Carlisle,  Pennsylvania,  1852-53;  captain  First  Dragoons,  June 
15,  1853;  secretary  Harrodsburg,  Kentucky,  Military  Asylum, 
1853-54;  resigned  October  22,  1854;  lived  on  his  estate,  “Bosque 
Bonita,”  near  Versailles,  Kentucky,  1854-61. 

GENERAL  ABRAHAM  BUFORD  was  a  man  of  enormous 
proportions,  and  his  strength  and  endurance  equaled  his  size.  As 
thoroughly  a  son  of  Mars  in  temperament  as  physique,  he  was 
born  a  fighter,  and  so  rigid  a  disciplinarian  that  he  could  not 
always  resist  the  temptation  to  command  in  civil  life. 

At  the  beginning  of  the  war,  he  wras  a  farmer  and  stock 
raiser.  There  was  too  much  at  stake  for  him  to  go  with  the 
South,  without  due  consideration,  and  he  did  not  decide  to  do  so 
until  Morgan’s  raid  into  Kentucky,  in  1862. 

He  joined  Morgan  at  Georgetown,  and  from  there  went 
South;  was  appointed  colonel,  and  began  at  once  to  recruit  his 
command.  With  five  thousand  raw  recruits  he  joined  Bragg  and 
covered  his  retreat  from  Perryville.  On  the  arrival  of  Bragg  at 
Knoxville,  Kirby  Smith  ordered  that  the  mounted  men  of  Bu¬ 
ford’s  command  be  dismounted,  in  order  that  their  horses  might 
be  used  for  the  artillery.  Buford  protested  against  this,  and,  as 
his  protest  was  of  no  avail,  gave  up  his  command.  He  then  re¬ 
ported  to  Jefferson  Davis,  in  Richmond,  who  gave  him  his  com¬ 
mission  as  brigadier,  and  ordered  him  to  report  to  Pemberton, 
in  Mississippi,  by  whom  he  was  assigned  to  a  brigade  in  Loring’s 
division,  sonsisting  of  three  Kentucky  regiments,  commanded  by 
Crossland  Thompson,  and  Shacklett,  and  one  from  Alabama, 
which  brigade  he  commanded  at  the  battle  of  Champion  Hill, 



where  Grant  defeated  the  Confederates.  After  this  defeat  Bu¬ 
ford  did  not  enter  Vicksburg,  but  joined  Joe  Johnson,  at  Jackson, 
Mississippi;  remained  at  Canton  until  Sherman  moved  on  Vicks¬ 
burg,  when  he  fell  back  to  the  Tombigbee. 

In  the  spring  of  1864  he  was  ordered  to  join  Forrest,  at 
Tupelo,  Mississippi,  and  in  May  moved  through  Tennessee  into 
Southern  Kentucky  and  on  to  Paducah.  In  this  campaign  Buford 
captured  enough  horses  to  mount  his  command,  and  then  fell  back 
to  Jackson,  with  all  the  plunder,  and  his  men  equipped  as  cavalry¬ 
men.  From  Jackson,  Forrest  moved  to  Fort  Pillow,  and  Buford 
was  ordered,  with  five  hundred  men,  to  make  a  feint  against 
Columbus  and  Paducah,  which  was  successfully  done,  stopping  at 
these  places  several  transports  loaded  with  men  for  Fort  Pillow. 
Paducah  was  garrisoned  by  five  thousand  men.  General  Payne 
was  summoned  to  surrender,  which  he  was  near  doing.  Buford 
captured  all  the  Federal  artillery  horses  and  went  off  unmolested. 
He  rejoined  Forrest  at  Tupelo.  Sturgis  moved  out  of  Memphis 
with  five  thousand  men.  Forest  met  him  at  Tishemingo  Creek, 
and,  after  a  terrible  battle  of  four  hours,  captured  his  entire  com¬ 
mand,  except  himself  and  staff.  In  the  morning  before  the  fight 
Forrest  asked  Buford  what  he  thought  of  the  situation,  to  which 
he  replied,  “Fight  and  fight  d - n  quick.” 

This  was  one  of  the  most  successful  cavalry  engagements  of 
the  war.  Two  months  later  Buford  engaged  General  A.  J. 
Smith,  and  in  half  an  hour  lost  four  hundred  fifty  men  killed  and 
wounded,  Smith  falling  slowly  back  to  Memphis.  In  the  follow¬ 
ing  spring  General  Wilson  gave  Forrest  a  terrible  whipping  at 
Selma,  and  Buford  fell  back,  in  front  of  the  victorious  army,  to 
Columbus,  Georgia.  On  the  retreat  of  Hood’s  army  from  Nash¬ 
ville,  Buford  covered  the  retreat,  and  engaged  in  a  fight  with  a 
Federal  major,  who  struck  him  on  the  head  with  a  sword,  shout¬ 
ing  as  he  did  so,  “Surrender,  you  d - n  big  rebel,”  and  Buford’s 

reply  was  to  kill  him  instantly  by  a  shot  from  his  revolver. 



At  the  close  of  the  war,  he  surrendered,  at  Gainsville,  Ten¬ 
nessee,  then  retired  to  his  beautiful  home,  “Bosque  Bonita,” 
where  he  once  more  engaged  in  breeding  and  raising  race-horses, 
naming  many  of  them  for  his  old  army  friends. 

Here  he  lost  his  only  child,  a  boy,  at  the  very  threshold  of 
manhood.  Neither  he  nor  his  wife  ever  recovered  from  this  ter¬ 
rible  blow,  and  she  died  a  short  time  after.  With  these  sorrows 
came  the  loss  of  his  home  and  all  his  possessions.  Crushed  and 
broken  by  grief  and  age,  there  was  no  incentive  to  begin  life 
again,  so  he  ended  it  all  by  shooting  himself,  in  Indiana,  June  9, 

8.  THOMAS  BUFORD  was  born  at  “Tree  Hill,”  Woodford 
County.  At  the  age  of  eighteen  he  was  sent  to  Georgetown  Col¬ 
lege,  where  he  remained  one  year.  When  the  Reverend  Dr.  L.  W. 
Seeley,  professor  of  language  in  that  institution,  resigned  his 
chair,  and  proceeded  to  open  a  high  school  in  Woodford  County, 
quite  a  number  of  students,  Thomas  Buford  among  them,  refused 
to  abandon  their  old  preceptor,  to  whom  they  were  greatly  at¬ 
tached,  and  followed  him  to  his  new  field  of  labor  as  a  teacher. 
Young  Buford  remained  with  him  until  his  education  was  suffi¬ 
ciently  advanced  for  him  to  undertake  the  study  of  law,  to  which 
profession  his  father  wished  him  to  devote  himself.  However, 
about  this  time,  Colonel  Buford  becoming  physically  disabled  by 
an  accident,  Thomas  was  to  a  great  extent  withdrawn  from  his 
studies,  in  order  to  assist  his  father  in  attending  to  the  business 
of  the  farm.  Nevertheless,  under  the  supervision  of  Dr.  Seeley, 
he  read  many  law  books,  together  with  a  great  deal  of  standard 
literature,  poetry,  etc.,  visiting  the  doctor  two  or  three  times  a 
week  for  that  purpose. 

Colonel  William  Buford,  his  father,  died  on  the  18th  of  Sep¬ 
tember,  1848  (Thomas  being  exactly  twenty-four  on  that  day), 
leaving,  by  his  last  will,  his  entire  estate  to  his  sons,  Henry  and 
Thomas  Buford,  as  executors.  After  the  adjustment  of  the 
estate,  Thomas  secured  another  farm,  and  devoted  himself  to  the 



turf,  and  was  most  successful.  Although  he  had  been  educated 
for  a  lawyer,  he  never  practiced.  He  was  a  student,  and  while  his 
mind  was  never  very  well  balanced,  he  was  a  good  talker,  genial, 
pleasant,  and  companionable,  but  at  times  inclined  to  seek  soli¬ 
tude  and  quiet.  He  was  never  violent,  but  was,  under  the  greatest 
piovocation,  cool  and  composed.  He  had  several  serious  alterca¬ 
tions,  where  shooting  was  resorted  to  by  both  parties,  in  which 
he  acted  in  the  coolest  and  most  indifferent  manner,  as  though  he 
had  no  interest  in  the  matter  beyond  self-protection.  He  was  the 
very  soul  of  grit,  temperate,  and  moderate  in  every  respect.  It 
is  questionable  whether  he  ever  provoked  any  of  his  many 
troubles.  His  last  financial  ventures,  although  at  first  appar¬ 
ently  successful,  were  finally  most  disastrous,  involving  him  in 
a  series  of  lawsuits,  lasting  ten  years,  and  wrecking  him  finan¬ 
cially,  physically  and  mentally. 

In  1873,  hoping  to  pass  the  remainder  of  his  life  in  quiet  and 
comfort,  he  invested  all  he  and  his  sister,  Mary  (to  whom  he  was 
devotedly  attached),  possessed  in  a  tract  of  land  in  Henry  County, 
Kentucky.  The  title  was  not  only  defective,  in  that  it  described  a 
totally  different  tract  of  land,  but  was  sold  by  the  father  and 
guardian  fraudulently  before  his  daughter  and  ward  became  of 
age,  involving  litigation,  which  lasted  for  more  than  five  years. 
It  would  be  futile  to  follow  the  ramifications  of  the  different 
suits,  each  only  adding  to  the  confusion.  During  this  time,  the 
mental  strain  was  enough  to  try  a  sound  brain.  Thomas  was 
foully  shot  and  nearly  murdered  by  a  sheriff,  while  standing  un¬ 
armed,  with  his  hands  over  his  heart.  The  shot  took  effect  in  his 
hand,  which  saved  his  life.  His  sister,  Mary,  harrassed  and  worn 
out,  died,  leaving  him  stranded  in  his  old  age,  robbed  of  every¬ 
thing,  no  means  of  support,  and  with  no  confidence  in  man. 

A  most  exhaustive  review  of  this  celebrated  case  was  pub¬ 
lished  some  years  ago  by  a  member  of  the  Frankfort,  Kentucky, 
bar.  From  his  conclusion  the  following  is  quoted:  “We  desire 
to  say  here  at  the  outset  of  this  brief  history  that  we  have  as 



high  a  respect,  as  profound  a  reverence  for  the  Court  of  Appeals, 
Kentucky’s  court  of  the  last  resort,  as  any  man  living.  That 
august  tribunal  represents  the  supreme  enthroned  majesty  of  all 
the  people  of  this  broad  commonwealth,  and  should  be  honored 
and  revered  as  their  ever-pure  and  unpolluted  fountain  of  justice 
and  equity.  But  we  can  not  at  the  same  time  be  unmindful' of  the 
fact  that  the  constituent  members  of  that  court,  like  all  human 
characters,  however  perfect  in  integrity,  however  honest  in  in¬ 
tentions,  are  liable  to  err  in  their  judgment,  and  after  a  full  and 
deliberate  investigation,  we  are  constrained  to  take  our  stand 
with  those  prominent  members  of  the  bar  who  believe  that  in  this 
case  they  did  err,  and  while  perhaps  sticking  too  close  to  the 
technicalities  of  the  law  and  precedent,  did  violate  the  eternal 
principles  of  justice  and  fair  play  between  man  and  man,  in  re¬ 
fusing  to  grant  any  compensation  or  relief  whatever  to  Thomas 
Buford  and  his  sister  for  the  large  sum  of  money,  over  $20,000, 
they  had  paid  for  the  land,  while  at  the  same  time  giving  the 
land  back  intact  to  the  vendor,  who  at  the  time  of  the  sale,  and 
for  many  years  afterward,  was  unable  to  make  a  valid  title. 

“For  example,  in  their  last  decision,  while  referring  to  and 
virtually  admitting  the  extreme  hardship  of  their  decision  as  it 
would  affect  Buford,  they  proceeded  to  declare  that  the  “hard¬ 
ship”  of  that  decision  would  be  equally  great  on  the  other  side,  if 
given  in  favor  of  Buford,  and  it  would  involve  the  lives  and  for¬ 
tunes  of  a  widow  and  several  helpless  children,  the  main  reason 
for  saddling  all  the  hardship  on  Buford  seeming  to  be  that  he  was 
a  man,  while  his  antagonists  in  the  suit  were  a  woman  and  her 
young  children.  Now,  just  here  it  would  occur  to  the  common 
mind,  not  too  much  burdened  with  written  laws  and  musty  prece¬ 
dents,  that  a  more  just  and  equitable  solution  of  the  question 
ought  to  have  suggested  itself  to  the  court,  as  it  does  to  most  out¬ 
siders,  and  in  propriety  of  an  equal  division  between  the  two  sets 
of  litigants,  some  of  the  best  lawyers  and  jurists  in  Kentucky 


think  that  even  this  would  have  fallen  far  short  of  full  justice  to 

“The  confirmatory  deeds  made  five  and  a  half  years  after 
the  first  sale  of  the  land,  referred  for  boundary  to  the  first  deeds, 
neither  of  which  covered  one  foot  of  the  land  pretended  to  be  con¬ 
veyed  as  aforesaid.  Hence,  even  after  the  confirmation  deeds, 
the  title  passed  to  the  Bufords  was  no  better  than  it  was  in  the  be¬ 

“How  the  learned  judges  of  the  Court  of  Appeals  could  have 
overlooked,  or  ignored  utterly,  as  they  seemed  to  have  done,  this 
startling,  decisive,  and  perfectly  unanswerable  point  in  favor  of 
Buford’s  cause,  passes  all  understanding.  Those  judges,  how¬ 
ever,  it  might  be  remembered,  have  a  perfect  multitude  of  causes 
constantly  before  them,  all  pressing  for  immediate  decision,  and 
it  is  but  reasonable  to  suppose,  judges  being  human,  after  all, 
that  they  may  sometimes  overlook,  or  fail  to  give  due  weight  to, 
the  leading  and  controlling  points  in  a  case,  whether  of  law  or 
of  fact.  At  any  rate,  something  of  the  kind  seems  to  have  hap¬ 
pened  in  this  case.  Any  one  can  easily  understand  what  must 

have  been  the  effect  of  such  a  protracted  case  of  warmly-con- 


tested  litigation  on  a  mind  constituted,  or  rather  hereditarily 
and  chronically  disorganized,  like  that  of  Thomas  Buford. 

“All  that  he  and  his  beloved  sister  possessed  in  the  world 
had  been  invested  in  that  four  hundred  and  twenty-acre  tract  of 
land,  with  a  defective  title,  a  circumstance  well  known  in  the 
neighborhood  at  the  time  of  the  purchase,  but  not  yet  known  to 
the  purchasers,  who  were  perfect  strangers  in  that  part  of  the 
country,  and  the  vendors,  availing  themselves  of  the  ensuing 
‘hard  times’  and  shrinkage  of  values  to  repossess  themselves  of 
the  whole  tract,  in  satisfaction  of  a  judgment  and  execution  for 
the  last  two  notes,  of  only  $6,250  each,  while  at  the  same  time 
holding  on  to  the  $22,500  paid  by  the  Bufords,  thus  taking  away 
from  the  devisees  of  Mary  Buford,  and  especially  from  Thomas 
Buford,  their  only  means  of  support  in  the  evening  of  their  days, 



now  considerably  advanced.  For  this,  in  brief,  is  a  true  state¬ 
ment  of  the  whole  case.  To  the  common  understanding,  unen¬ 
lightened  or  we  should  better  say,  unwarped  by  the  absurdities  of 
legal  lore,  this  may  be  good  law,  but  certainly  it  does  not  look  like 
justice  or  equity.  Buford  looked  upon  it  and  called  it,  when  first 
adverse  decision  was  rendered,  ‘downright  robbery.’  Whether 
this  was  said  in  a  lucid  interval  or  not,  there  were  many  who,  be¬ 
ing  acquainted  with  the  peculiar  hardship  of  the  case,  were  dis¬ 
posed,  at  the  time,  to  cover  the  remark  with  the  mantle  of  charity, 
while  others  indorsed  it  as  fully  warranted  by  the  facts. 

“Buford  seemed  never  to  have  the  least  doubt  of  his  final 
success,  believing  that  he  had  not  only  ‘the  law  and  the  testimony,’ 
but  all  ‘the  moral  equities,’  on  his  side,  and,  when  any  other  re¬ 
sult  was  suggested,  or  even  hinted  at  in  his  presence,  it  seemed  to 
unhinge  utterly  a  mind  never  at  any  time  well  geared,  and  he 
would  give  utterance  to  his  maddened  feelings  in  language  of  in¬ 
sane  violence ;  for  the  sum  involved,  about  $25,000,  was  not  only  a 
large  one,  but  outside  of  it  he  possessed  not  one  cent  in  the  world. 
Up  to  the  very  last,  however,  Buford  had  hoped  and  believed,  as 
he  had  a  right  to,  that  the  court  of  last  resort  in  his  native  state 
would  do  him  the  justice  to  order  the  repayment  to  him  and  his 
sister’s  devisees  of  the  $22,000,  his  and  their  all,  which  had  been 
taken  from  them  by  parties  for  a  house  and  land  to  which  they 
could  not  or  would  not,  at  that  time,  nor  for  many  years  after¬ 
ward,  if  indeed,  they  ever  could,  make  any  valid  title ;  and  when 
the  final,  cruel  disappointment  came,  the  blow  was  crushing,  des¬ 
perate,  murderous.  It  overthrew  his  chronically-jangled  reason 
utterly,  and  from  that  time  forward  until  the  terrible  tragedy  of 
March  26,  1879,  which  fell  upon  the  community  like  a  double- 
shotted  thunder  clap  out  of  a  clear  sky,  he  was  a  wholly  irre¬ 
sponsible  being. 

“When  one  of  the  honored  judges  of  our  Court  of  Appeals, 
the  supreme  court  of  Kentucky,  was  shot  down  on  the  street  of 
the  capital,  apparently  in  cold  blood,  by  a  defeated  litigant  in  that 



court,  Thomas  Buford,  whose  bloody  deed  seemed  at  the  first 
blush  to  present  all  the  characteristics  of  a  deliberately-planned 
assassination,  a  thrill  of  intense  horror  and  indignation  flashed 
through  the  entire  state,  extending  all  over  the  republic,  and  ulti¬ 
mately  to  the  remotest  borders  of  civilization,  wherever  the 
intelligence  was  borne  on  the  wings  of  the  telegraph  and  the  news¬ 
paper  press. 

“This  was  natural,  in  view  of  The  divinity  that  doth  hedge’ 
a  pure  and  upright  judiciary  in  all  free  and  enlightened  countries, 
and  it  was  natural,  too,  that,  in  the  city  where  the  terrible  deed 
was  done,  the  indignation  of  men  should  mount  to  an  almost  un¬ 
controllable  pitch  of  intensity,  and  for  a  time  threaten  mob  vio¬ 
lence  to  the  perpetrator  of  so  unparalleled  a  deed  of  deadly  vio¬ 

“To  say  that  Thomas  Buford  was  not  insane  when  he  com¬ 
mitted  so  fearful  a  deed  of  death,  so  atrocious  a  crime,  that  is, 
would  have  been  so,  if  done  by  3  sane  man  of  education  and  re¬ 
finement,  is  to  place  humanity,  civilized  and  enlightened  human¬ 
ity,  on  a  lower  level  than  has  ever  yet  been  assigned  to  it  by  the 
most  cynical.  His  whole  conduct,  as  well  before  the  homicide  as 
afterward,  was  that  of  a  lunatic,  with,  of  course,  occasional  lucid 
intervals,  occasional  glimpses  of  that  gallant,  truthful  spirit,  that 
fearless,  chivalric  old  pioneer  blood  which  flowed  in  his  veins. 

“Who,  for  illustration,  that  knew  Thomas  Buford  in  his 
lucid  intervals,  before  the  lawsuit  began  to  go  against  him,  and 
has  heard  him  uniformly  give  utterance  to  sentiments  character¬ 
istic  of  a  noble,  true-hearted,  chivalrous  gentleman  ;  heard  him  de¬ 
nounce  wrong  and  cruelty  in  all  their  forms,  and  especially  the 
unutterably  vile  and  unpardonable  meanness  of  the  assassin,  who 
takes  every  advantage  of  his  enemy,  or  object  of  his  hatred,  to 
perpetrate  a  hideous  crime;  who,  we  say,  that  knew  Thomas 
Buford’s  real  self,  and  when  not  completely  metamorphosed  by 
his  terrible  infirmity,  can  doubt  for  one  moment  that  he  was  hope¬ 
lessly  insane,  utterly  non  compos  mentis ,  when  he  killed  a  judge 


of  the  Court  of  Appeals,  one  with  whom  he  had  ever  been  on 
friendly  terms,  and  one,  too,  who  professed  to  have  acted  as  his 
best  friend  in  that  high  tribunal  ?” 

To  his  family,  to  his  friends,  and,  perhaps,  to  his  enemies, 
this  statement  may  seem  unnecessary;  they  know  that  his  life 
was  one  long,  hopeless,  unending  struggle  with  the  demon,  which 
was  to  conquer  in  the  end.  But  to  his  kinsmen,  who  have  perhaps 
heard  few  of  the  facts,  it  is  submitted,  with  the  hope  that  they 
may  at  least  judge  fairly  and  with  charity. 

Many  stronger,  better  balanced  minds  than  Thomas  Buford’s 
would  have  given  away  under  such  a  strain ;  it  is  not  given  to  us 
all  to  feel  intensely  our  wrongs.  A  jury  of  his  fellow-citizens 
most  righteously  adjudged  him  insane.  He  lived  but  a  few  years 
after  the  tragedy,  and  died  quietly,  without  realizing  what  he 
had  done. 

8.  GEORGE  HENRY,  son  of  William  and  Frances  W.  K. 
Buford,  married,  August  9,  1858,  Sarah  Fulton.  No  children. 
George  Henry  Buford  died  February  2,  1887. 

7.  JUDITH,  daughter  of  Simeon  and  Margaret  Kirtley 
Buford,  married  Mr.  Rodgers,  Glasgow,  Kentucky.  No  children. 

7.  MAJOR  SIMEON,  JR.,  son  of  Simeon  and  Margaret 
Kirtley  Buford,  married,  January  12,  1806,  Elizabeth  Twyman, 
born  Augcst  6,  1789.  She  was  a  daughter  of  Joel  Twyman,  who 
married  Margaret,  daughter  of  William  Buford,  of  Woodford 
County,  Kentucky,  and  George  Twyman,  who  married  Eliza 
Crutcher;  see  below.  Children — Manville  Twyman,  born  May  15, 
1807,  died  December  24,  1865;  LeGrand  Griffin,  May  20,  1808, 
died  January  18,  1863;  Adaline  A.  B.,  July  27,  1809;  Al¬ 
mira  Margaretta,  September  1,  1813 ;  Elizabeth  Gabriella,  March 
6,  1815.  Simeon  Buford,  Jr.,  died  February  9,  1857.  Elizabeth 
Twyman  Buford  died  February  7,  1877. 

8.  MANVILLE  TWYMAN,  son  of  Simeon,  Jr.,  and  Eliza¬ 
beth  Twyman  Buford,  married,  November  23,  1832,  near  Leba¬ 
non,  Kentucky,  Elizabeth  Shelby,  a  great-niece  of  Governor  Isaac 




Shelby,  of  Kentucky.  Children — Brittania  A.,  born  Februaiy  7, 
1837;  Travis  W.,  October  1,  1847;  Emma  W.,  October  1,  1852: 
Helen  L.,  July  14,  1855;  Napoleon  Cadmus,  December  15,  1858. 
Manville  T.  moved  to  Missouri  in  1834,  settled  near  Waverly, 
Lafayette  County,  where  he  died  December  24,  1885.  Elizabeth 
S.  Buford  died  August  20,  1889. 

9.  BRITTANIA  A.,  daughter  of  Manville  T.  and  Elizabeth 
Shelby  Buford,  married  Benjamin  G.  Chinn,  son  of  Dr.  J.  G. 
Chinn,  of  Lexington,  Kentucky.  Children — Manville  J.  Chinn, 
born  January  18,  1860;  Benjamin  G.  Chinn,  died  January  11, 
1884,  age  fifty-seven  years,  residence  Kansas  City,  Missouri. 

10.  MANVILLE  J.,  son  of  Benjamin  J.  and  Brittania  B. 
Chinn,  married,  June  6,  1880,  Mary  A.  Webb.  Children — Man¬ 
ville  J.,  Jr.,  born  July  29,  1883 ;  William  Webb,  May  7,  1890 ;  Ben¬ 
jamin  Graves,  November  15,  1892. 

11.  MANVILLE  J.,  JR.,  married  Lucile  Carter,  of  Kansas 
City,  Missouri.  Children — Mildred  and  Lester. 

11.  BENJAMIN  G.  CHINN,  JR.,  married  Mary  Duke,  of 
Oklahoma  City,  Oklahoma. 

9.  TRAVIS  W.,  son  of  Manville  T.  and  Elizabeth  Shelby 
Buford,  married,  in  1865,  Alice  B.  Shelby.  Child — William  B., 
born  December  20,  1867.  Alice  Shelby  Buford  died  and  Travis 
W.  Buford  married,  for  second  wife,  Martha  E.  Gordon,  Novem¬ 
ber  18,  1873.  Children — Lynn  Gordon,  born  August  21,  1874, 
and  Manville  Twyman,  Jr.,  March  2,  1876. 

10.  WILLIAM  B.,  son  of  Travis  W.  and  Alice  Shelby  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Julia  Milmot,  September  26,  1888.  Child — Travis, 
July  14,  1887. 

10.  LYNN  GORDON,  son  of  Travis  W.  and  Martha  Gordon 
Buford,  married  Mary  Lewis  Gosnell  of  Independence,  Missouri, 
November  20,  1901. 

10.  MANVILLE  T.  BUFORD,  JR.,  married  Annie  Worth¬ 
ington,  of  Lexington,  Missouri.  They  have  four  children. 



9.  EMMA  W.,  daughter  of  Manville  T.  and  Elizabeth  Shel¬ 
by  Buford,  mariied  Grundy  Young,  of  Lexington,  Kentucky,  Feb¬ 
ruary  16,  1869.  Children— Brittania  E.,  born  December  6,  1869; 
Buford  Grundy,  May  5,  1871;  Frances  A.,  January  6,  1874; 
Aubrey  Russell,  February  20,  1867 ;  Elizabeth  G.,  April  19,  1878; 
Benjamin  Chinn,  November  28,  1880;  Anabell,  June  14,  1883; 
Edna  E.,  December  25,  1887,  Kansas  City,  Missouri. 

10.  BRITTANNIE  E.,  daughter  of  Emma  W.  Buford  and 
Grundy  Young,  married  W.  Ballentine,  of  Kansas  City,  Missouri. 

10.  FRANCES  A.,  daughter  of  Emma  W.  Buford  and 
Grundy  Young,  married  Frank  G.  Smith,  of  Kansas  City,  Mis¬ 

10.  ELIZABETH  G.,  daughter  of  Emma  W.  Buford  and 
Grundy  Young,  married  John  A.  Funk,  of  Burlington,  Iowa. 
One  child — Helen  Funk. 

10.  ANABEL,  daughter  of  Emma  W.  Buford  and  Grundy 
Young,  married  Alfred  U.  Affitt,  of  Nashville,  Tennessee. 

10.  EDNA  E.,  daughter  of  Emma  W.  Buford  and  Grundy 
Young,  married  Gustave  Vasen,  of  Quincy,  Illinois.  Son — Gus¬ 
tave  Vasen,  Jr. 

9.  HELEN  L.,  daughter  of  Manville  T.  and  Elizabeth  Shel¬ 
by  Buford,  married  David  Davis,  August,  1871.  Children — Dud¬ 
ley  J.,  Eugene  T.,  George  Tilden,  Wood  and  Thomas. 

10.  Dudley  J.  Davis,  married  Gabriella  Lewis. 

10.  George  Tilden  Davis  mariied  Georgia  Sdallwood,  of 
Waverly,  Missouri.  They  have  two  children — Jack  Shewalter 
and  Cleatha  Davis. 

10.  WOOD  DAVIS  married  Blanche  Dungan. 

9.  NAPOLEON  CADMUS,  son  of  Manville  T.,  and  Eliza¬ 
beth  Shelby  Buford,  married  Sallie  T.  Young,  December  17,  1879. 
Children — Twyman  M.,  born  August  9,  1881 ;  Shelby  Young,  July 
19,  1882;  Elizabeth  E.,  September  15,  1883;  Evan,  February  It, 
1886;  Lillian  S.,  September  15,  1888. 



10.  TWYMAN  M.,  son  of  Napoleon  Cadmus  and  Sallie 
Young  Buford,  married  and  has  two  small  children. 

10.  EVAN  married  and  has  two  small  boys — Cadmus  Bu¬ 
ford,  Jr.,  and  Shelby  Buford,  Jr. 

10.  LILLIAN  S.  married,  first,  Ellsworth  and  had  one  son, 
James  Buford  Ellsworth;  married,  as  second  husband,  Charles 
Miller.  They  have  no  children. 

8.  LEGRAND  GRIFFIN,  son  of  Simeon,  Jr.,  and  Elizabeth 
Twyman  Buford,  married  Eusebia  Neville  Mallory,  December  18, 
1838,  who  was  born  November  19,  1816,  in  Rockingham  County, 
Virginia.  Her  family  settled  in  Lafayette  County,  Missouri,  in 
1836.  Legrand  G.  Buford  went  with  his  father  from  Frankfon, 
Kentucky,  to  that  county  in  1834.  Children — Seven,  of  whom 
three  are  now  living  (1903),  William,  Legrand  Griffin,  Jr.,  and 
Florence.  Legrand  Griffin,  Sr.,  died  January  18,  1863,  and 
Eusebia  Buford  died  December  22,  1894.  Ora  Chinn  Buford  died 
December  18,  1875. 

9.  LEGRAND  G.,  JR.,  son  of  Legrand  and  Elizabeth  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Ora  Chinn,  of  Lexington,  Kentucky,  February  14, 
1871,  who  was  a  granddaughter  of  Dr.  J.  G.  Chinn.  Children — 
Coleman  G.  and  Florence,  Eldorado  Springs,  Missouri. 

10.  FLORENCE,  daughter  of  Legrand  G.,  Jr.,  and  Ora 
Chinn  Buford,  married  Dr.  W.  R.  Eckles.  Children — Louis  Cole¬ 
man  and  a  daughter,  Nerville,  Eldorado  Springs,  Missouri. 

9.  FLORENCE,  daughter  of  Legrand  G.  and  Eusebia  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Dr.  S.  M.  Banks,  November  25,  1876.  Children — 
Samuel  G.,  born  1877 ;  Ora  Lillian,  1881,  Columbia,  Missouri. 

8.  ADALINE  A.  B.,  daughter  of  Simeon,  Jr.,  and  Elizabeth 
Twyman  Buford,  married  John  S.  Nowlin.  Children — Lucy 
Townsend  and  Buford  S. 

9.  LUCY  TOWNSEND,  daughter  of  John  S.  and  Adaline 
Buford  Nowlin,  married  W.  B.  Twyman,  son  of  Joel  and  Mar¬ 
garet  Buford  Twyman  (see  William  and  Frances  above). 



9.  BUFORD  S.,  son  of  John  S.  and  Adaline  Buford  Nowlin, 
married  Elizabeth  H.  Twyman,  daughter  of  Joel  and  Margaret 
Buford  Twyman  (see  William  and  Frances,  above). 

8.  ALMIRA  MARGARETTE  GRIFFIN,  daughter  of 
Simeon,  Jr.,  and  Elizabeth  Twyman  Buford,  married  John  V. 
Webb,  March  17,  1831,  near  Versailles,  Kentucky,  who  was  born 
September  16,  1796,  near  Georgetown,  Kentucky.  Children — 
John  Simeon,  born  June  5,  1833;  Buford  T.,  March  31,  1835; 
Willis  Woodward,  June  7,  1837,  died  July  15,  1841;  Elizabeth 
Margarette  Griffin,  December  23,  1839;  William  Manville,  May 
6,  1842;  Lucy  Woodward,  August  16,  1844,  died  September  10, 
1844,  Waverly,  Missouri. 

Captain  John  V.  Webb  died  March  31,  1881.  Almira  Mar- 
garetta  Buford  Webb  died  August  21,  1844. 

9.  JOHN  SIMEON,  son  of  John  V.  and  Almira  Margaretta 
Buford  Webb,  married,  February  6,  1861,  Lucy  J.  Webb.  Chil¬ 
dren — Jennie  Howard,  born  November  1,  1861 ;  Margaret  Grif¬ 
fin,  January  31, 1864,  died  March,  1864 ;  Mary  Edward,  February 
19,  1867;  John  Woodward,  June  19,  1869;  Maurice  Langhorne, 
October  9,  1872;  Frances  Vivian,  January  31,  1875;  Daisy  Caro¬ 
line  Vernon,  May  17,  1878. 

10.  JENNIE  HOWARD,  daughter  of  John  S.  and  Lucy  J. 
Webb,  married,  October  23,  1888,  H.  L.  Tucker. 

10.  MARY  EDWARD,  daughter  of  John  S.  and  Lucy  J. 
Webb,  married,  October  14,  1891,  Marshall  Clifton  Field. 

9.  BUFORD  T.,  son  of  John  V.  and  Almira  Margaretta  Bu¬ 
ford  Webb,  married,  June  5,  1860,  Marcellena  R.  Brasher.  Child 
— Dixie  Lee,  born  June  7,  1861,  died  December  8,  1862. 

9.  ELIZABETH  MARGARETTA,  daughter  of  John  V.  and 
Almira  Margaretta  Buford  Webb,  married,  July  30,  1857,  John 
Donaldson.  Children — Margaret,  born  April  30,  1858;  Mary 
Elizabeth,  February  19,  1860,  died  September  16,  1869 ;  Willie 
Woodward,  September  2,  1861.  Elizabeth  Margaretta  Webb 
Donaldson  died  March  8,  1879. 



10.  MARGARET  (Pinkie),  daughter  of  John  and  Eliza¬ 
beth  Webb  Donaldson,  married,  April  18,  1877,  George  S.  Mc- 
Grew.  Child — Bettie  Myrtle,  born  October  30,  1878. 

10.  WILLIE  WOODWARD,  daughter  of  John  and  Eliza¬ 
beth.  W.  Donaldson,  married,  May  30,  1882,  Buford  Chinn.  Mrs. 
Willie  W.  D.  Chinn  died  at  Lexington,  Missouri. 

9.  WILLIAM  MANVILLE,  son  of  John  V.  and  Almira 
Margaretta  Buford  Webb,  married,  December  20,  1867,  Mary 
Susan  Thomas. 

8.  ELIZABETH  GABRIELLA,  daughter  of  Major  Simeon, 
Jr.,  and  Elizabeth  Twyman  Buford,  married  Judge  John  S.  Ry- 
land,  September  29,  1835,  who  was  born  November  2,  1797,  in 
Virginia.  Residence,  Lafayette  County,  Missouri.  Children — 
Elizabeth  T.,  Simeon  B.,  May  (died),  Rosanna  M.,  Gabriella,  Xen¬ 
ophon,  Manville  C.,  Margaret,  Carrie  G.,  Catherine  Ianthe 
(died),  Richard  (died),  Joseph  Addison  (died).  Judge  John  S. 

Ryland  died  September  10,  1873.  Elizabeth  Gabriella  B.  Ryland 
died  March  19,  1884. 

9.  ELIZABETH  TWYMAN,  oldest  daughter  of  Judge  John 
F.  and  Elizabeth  G.  Ryland,  born  September  6,  1836,  married 
James  T.  W.  McKean  of  Lexington,  Missouri,  March,  1868. 

10.  GERTRUDE,  second  daughter  of  James  T.  W.  and  Eliz- 
azeth  Ryland  McKean,  born  November  3,  1875,  married  David 
Dinwiddie  Gwinner,  born  February  10,  1869.  Children — Eliza¬ 
beth  Ann,  married  W.  Marvin  Richards,  Herington,  Kansas; 
James  Warrin,  married  Mary  Elizabeth  Catron,  April  11,  1921, 
died  July  8,  1923 ;  George  Myron,  Robert  Arthur,  Gertrude  Ernes¬ 
tine,  Mary  Dorothy,  Ard  Mathew  and  Harriet  Shields.  Home, 
Lexington,  Missouri. 

7.  SARAH,  daughter  of  Simeon  and  Margaret  Kirtley  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  John  H.  Baker,  of  Glasgow,  Kentucky;  had  no  chil¬ 
dren,  but  adopted  and  raised  Giles  Yore  Buford,  son  of  George 
Washington  Buford  (see  below).  John  H.  and  Sarah  Buford 
Baker  were  buried  at  “Tree  Hill,”  Woodford  County,  Kentucky, 
residence  of  William  Buford. 



7.  MARY,  daughter  of  Simeon  and  Margaret  K.  Buford, 
married  Henry  Crutcher.  Children — Albert,  James,  Henry, 
Thomas,  George,  Eliza,  Mary  and  Margaretta.  Mary  Buford 
Crutcher  died  June  30,  1868. 

8.  ALBERT,  son  of  Henry  and  Mary  Buford  Crutcher, 
married,  for  first  wife,  Miss  Mussel ;  for  second  wife,  Polly  Ann 
Fields.  Albert  Crutcher  died  April  21,  1884,  age  seventy-five. 

8.  JAMES,  son  of  Henry  and  Mary  Buford  Crutcher,  mar¬ 
ried  Mary  Hord. 

8.  HENRY,  JR.,  son  of  Henry  and  Mary  Buford  Crutcher, 
married  Mary  Baber. 

8.  THOMAS,  son  of  Henry  and  Mary  Buford  Crutcher, 
married  Davidella  Tomkins. 

8.  ELIZA,  daughter  of  Henry  and  Mary  B.  Crutcher,  mar¬ 
ried  George  Twyman.  They  had  four  sons  and  one  daughter, 
Mary  Ann. 

9.  MARY  ANN,  daughter  of  George  and  Eliza  Crutcher 
Twyman,  married  Mr.  Davis  and  is  living  at  Harrodsburg,  Ken¬ 
tucky.  They  had  ten  children.  Mr.  Davis  and  two  of  their  sons 
were  killed  by  the  Thompsons,  at  Nicholasville,  Kentucky. 

8.  MARY,  daughter  of  Henry  and  Mary  Buford  Crutcher, 
married  Thomas  J.  Helm. 

8.  MARGARETTE,  daughter  of  Henry  and  Mary  Bufora 
Crutcher,  married  Josiah  McDowell  and  is  living  in  Louisville, 

7.  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  Simeon  and  Margaret  Kirt- 
ley  Buford,  married  John  T.  Chambers,  November  14,  1811. 
Daughter — Margaret,  born  January  18,  1815,  died  August  17, 
1829.  John  T.  Chambers  died  May  16,  1815.  Elizabeth  mar¬ 
ried,  for  second  husband,  George  W.  Trabue,  January  15,  1820, 
who  was  born  February  22,  1793.  Children — Joseph  B.,  born  De¬ 
cember  22,  1820;  Benjamin  F,  October  6,  1822;  Helen,  November 
16,  1824;  Elizabeth  D,  May  31,  1835;  George  W.,  Jr.,  January  21, 
1839.  Elizabeth  Buford  Trabue  died  August  30,  1869. 



8.  JOSEPH  B.,  son  of  George  W.  and  Elizabeth  Buford 
Trabue,  married  Judith  Mullins  and  died  March  27,  1845. 

8.  BENJAMIN  F.,  son  of  George  W.  and  Elizabeth  Bu¬ 
ford  Trabue,  married  Lelia  Anderson.  Children — Henry,  mar¬ 
ried  Rose  Drane;  Kate,  married  J.  M.  Rodgers;  Helen,  married 
Jeremiah  Leslie;  Bennora,  married  A.  P.  Terrill. 

8.  HELEN,  daughter  of  George  W.  and  Elizabeth  Buford 
Trabue,  married  William  Terry  and  died  December  2,  1893. 

8.  ELIZABETH  DUPUY,  daughter  of  George  W.  and  Eliz¬ 
abeth  Buford  Trabue,  married  S.  W.  Van  Culin. 

8.  GEORGE  W.,  JR.,  son  of  George  W.  and  Elizabeth  Bu¬ 
ford  Trabue,  married  Mary  T.  Wade  and  died  April  29,  1869. 


1.  Antony  died  at  Mannikin,  Virginia,  in  1724,  age  fifty-six. 

Sons — Antony,  Jacob  and  John  James. 

2.  John  James,  the  third  son  of  Antony,  married  Olymphia  Du- 
puy.  Children — Eight  sons  and  seven  daughters. 

3.  Edward,  the  sixth  son  of  John  James  and  Olympia  D.  Tra- 
bue,  of  Woodford  County,  Kentucky,  married,  first,  L.  M.  (Patsy) 
Haskins;  for  his  second  wife,  Jane  Clay. 

4.  George  W.,  fourth  son  of  Edward,  married  Elizabeth  Cham¬ 
bers  (born  Buford). 


Olymphia  was  the  daughter  of  John  James  and  Susan  Levillian 
Dupuy,  who  had  six  children.  John  James  Dupuy  was  the  third  son 
of  Bartholomew  and  Susanne  (Levillon)  Dupuy. 

7.  ELIJAH,  son  of  Simeon  and  Margaret  Kirtley  Buford, 
married,  April  16,  1816,  Mary  Depp,  who  was  born  December  5, 
1799,  in  Barren  County,  Kentucky.  Children — Simeon  E.,  born 
March  30,  1817,  in  Barren  County,  Kentucky;  William,  August, 
1819,  died  in  infancy;  John,  December  24,  1820;  Robert  McCoy, 
September  28,  1825;  Haywood,  January  18,  1827;  Margaret, 
January  16,  1837 ;  Elizabeth  W.,  December  24,  1835,  died  Octo- 



bdr,  1837;  Elijah,  Jr.,  Sept.  13,  1836,  died  Sept.  24,  1836. 
Elijah  Buford  died  September  7,  1836;  Mary  Depp  Buford,  his 
wife,  died  September  24,  1836.  He  came  to  Mississippi  County, 
Arkansas,  in  1826,  and  was  the  first  white  settler  in  that  place; 
was  afterwards  Indian  commissioner  and  mail  contractor,,  and 
for  the  time  was  very  wealthy. 

8.  SIMEON  E.,  son  of  Elijah  and  Mary  Depp  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried,  April  22,  1840,  Mary  Ann  Fields,  who  was  born  in  Marl¬ 
borough  District,  South  Carolina,  April  6,  1817.  Son — Charlis 
Allison,  born  November  24,  1849,  in  New  Orleans,  Louisiana. 
Simeon  E.  Buford  died  at  Summitt,  Mississippi,  September  11, 
1876;  his  wife,  Mary  A.  Fields,  died  at  Grand  Bay,  Mobile,  Ala¬ 
bama,  January  11,  1883. 

9.  CHARLIS  A.,  son  of  Simeon  E.  and  Mary  A.  Fields  Bu¬ 
ford,  married,  July  22,  1873,  Charlottie  Jarvis  Seymour,  daugh¬ 
ter  of  Samuel  J.  and  Mary  A.  Partridge  Seymour,  who  was  born 
at  Buffalo,  New  York,  October  23,  1850.  Children — Fredrick 
Seymour,  born  July  25,  1874,  in  New  Orleans,  Louisiana;  Jean¬ 
nette  Benedict,  November  2,  1876,  in  Summitt,  Mississippi;  Anna 
Laura,  August  17,  1879,  in  Coupee  Parish,  Louisiana;  Charlis 
Allison,  Jr.,  December  3,  1882,  in  Grand  Bay,  Mobile,  Alabama; 
Lottie  Lee,  July  9,  1884,  at  Rock  Port  Texas;  Mary  Ethel,  Sep¬ 
tember  16,  1889,  at  San  Antonio,  Texas;  Maud  Florence,  January 
13,  1892,  died  May  22,  1893. 

10.  FREDRICK  SEYMOUR,  son  of  Charlis  A.  and  Char¬ 
lottie  J.  Seymour  Buford,  married,  April  10,  1907,  Bennie 
Meadows,  at  Jacksboro,  Texas.,  who  was  born  June  18,  1887,  in 
Bonham,  Texas.  Children — Fredrick  S.,  Jr.,  born  October  10, 
1909,  in  Dallas,  Texas;  Dorothy  Frances,  May  29,  1911;  John  T., 
April  24,  1913 ;  William  Meadows,  June  7,  1916. 

10.  LOTTIE  LEE,  daughter  of  Charlis  A.  and  Charlottie 
J.  Seymour  Buford,  married,  December  29,  1915,  Dwight  Hall 
Ingram,  in  Dallas,  Texas.  Son — Charlis  Buford,  born  January 
10,  1920. 



10.  MARY  ETHEL,  daughter  of  Charlis  A.  and  Charlottie 
J.  S.  Buford,  married,  December  22,  1917,  Barfield. 

8.  JOHN,  son  of  Elijah  and  Mary  Depp  Buford,  married, 
April  19,  1846,  Eliza  Stringer,  who  was  born  in  1824,  in  New 
Orleans,  Louisiana.  Children — Robert  T.,  born  December  26, 
1846,  and  died  in  August,  1853;  Mary  C.,  May  8,  1851;  Corinne, 
August,  1853,  died  young;  Elizabeth,  April  29,  1856;  Elijah  3d, 
August  23,  1858,  at  Point  Coupee  Parish,  Louisiana. 

8.  HAYWOOD,  son  of  Elijah  and  Mary  Depp  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried,  April  11,  1846,  Amanda  J.  Depp,  of  Barren  County,  Ken¬ 
tucky.  Children — Mary  Elizabeth,  born  January  25,  1847 ;  Mar¬ 
garet  Ann,  July  27,  1849;  Sylvesta  Haywood,  September  19, 
1853,  in  Gretna,  Louisiana;  Amanda  Jane,  1856,  in  Mobile,  Ala¬ 
bama;  Simeon  E.,  September  16,  1859,  died  September  14,  1876; 
Annabel,  April  11,  1863;  Benjamin  Forrest,  May  1,  1865,  never 
married;  John  O’Connell,  April  27,  1869,  died  October  16,  1879. 
Haywood  Buford  lived  in  New  Orleans,  Louisiana,  and  in  Mobile, 
Alabama;  served  throughout  the  war  in  the  Confederate  States 
Army;  received  a  severe  wound  in  battle,  from  which  he  never 
recovered,  and  died  August  7,  1881. 

9.  ROBERT,  son  of  John  and  Eliza  S.  Buford,  married  and 
had  one  son,  John. 

9.  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  John  and  Eliza  S.  Buford, 
married  Mr.  Picket. 

9.  MARY  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  Haywood  and 
Amanda  Depp  Buford,  married  R.  C.  Brashear,  November  27, 
1866.  Child — Rosebud,  born  March  24,  1871.  R.  C.  Brashear 
died  August  17,  1871,  and  Mary  Elizabeth,  married,  for  second 
husband,  D.  B.  Hoopes,  August  27,  1874,  at  Biloxi,  Miss.  She 
died  July  20,  1897,  Mobile,  Alabama. 

10.  ROSEBUD,  daughter  of  R.  C.  and  Mary  Elizabeth 
Brashear,  married  Oscar  D.  Williamson,  October  24,  1886.  Chil¬ 
dren — Mary  Ruby,  born  February  9,  1888;  Don  Hoopes,  April  6, 
1891,  and  Cecilia  Olivette. 



9.  MARGARET  ANN,  daughter  of  Haywood  and  Amanda 
D.  Buford,  married  Charles  W.  Lloyd,  October  14,  1878. 

9.  ANNABEL,  daughter  of  Haywood  and  Amanda  D.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  John  Burrett,  May  6,  1877.  Child — Lottie  May. 
born  April  16,  1879.  Burrett  is  supposed  to  have  been  killed  by 
the  Indians  in  Texas.  Annabel  Burrett  married  Joseph  Williams, 
May  2,  1888.  Children — Royal  Haywood,  born  February  5,  1889 ; 
Joseph  S.,  January  14,  1893;  Benjamin  Buford,  May  20,  1895. 

7.  GEORGE  WASHINGTON,  son  of  Simeon  and  Margaret 
Kirtley  Buford,  married,  first,  Miss  Yore.  One  child — Giles 
Yore,  born  March  7,  1827.  His  wife  died  in  1831,  and  George 
W.  Buford  married,  January  6,  1835,  Maria  Winfree,  of  the 
Parish  of  Iberville,  Louisiana.  Children — John  Baker,  born 
March  20,  1836,  died  December  8,  1837 ;  William  Winfree,  Sep¬ 
tember  17,  1838;  Sarah  Winfree,  August  27,  1840,  died  October 
16,  1841 ;  Margaret,  April  27,  1843. 

George  Washington  Buford  was  appointed  to  West  Point  in 
1820.  Whether  he  graduated  or  not  is  not  known,  probably  not. 
He  was,  however,  in  the  United  States  Army  and  stationed  at 
Jefferson  Barracks,  Missouri.  Some  years  afterwards  he  re¬ 
signed  and  went  to  Milliken’s  Bend,  Arkansas,  on  the  Mississippi 
River,  thence  to  Louisiana,  thence  to  Alabama,  and  died  at  Glas¬ 
gow,  Kentucky,  August  20,  1870. 

8.  GILES  YORE,  son  of  George  Washington  and  - 

Yore  Buford,  married  Amanda  Jones,  November  18,  1847,  who 
was  born  October  22,  1827.  Children — John,  born  August  2, 
1848,  died  September  9,  1848;  Sarah  Elizabeth,  September  15, 
1849;  Margaret,  October  8,  1853,  died  September  21,  1858 ;  James 
Clement,  August  24,  1856,  died  July  28,  1878;  Martha  Davis,  Sep¬ 
tember  11,  1859;  Ora,  February  1,  1862;  George  Washington  2d, 
February  17,  1865,  died  January  25,  1883. 

Giles  Yore  Buford  died  August  3,  1876.  Amanda  Jones 
Buford  died  July  25,  1895. 

9.  SARAH  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  Giles  Yore  and 



Amanda  Jones  Buford,  married,  May  12,  1875,  W.  P.  Brett. 
Children — Anna  M.,  born  May  15,  1875;  Giles  Buford,  January 
27,  1878,  died  August  9,  1880.  Sarah  Elizabeth  Brett  died  De¬ 
cember  8,  1879. 

9.  MARTHA  DAVIS,  daughter  of  Giles  Yore  and  Amanda 
Jones  Buford,  married,  H.  L.  McCoy.  Child — Guy  Railton 
(died) . 

9.  ORA,  daughter  of  Giles  Yore  and  Amanda  Jones  Buford, 
married,  February  1,  1887,  W.  H.  Grove.  Ora  Buford  Grove  died 
October  17,  1893. 

8.  WILLIAM  WINFREE,  son  of  George  W.  and  Maria 
Winfree  Buford,  married  Rhoda  Sharp,  and  had  five  children, 
all  of  whom  died  young.  He  lives  at  Donaldsonville,  Louisiana. 

8.  MARGARET,  daughter  of  George  W.  and  Maria  W. 
Buford,  married,  first,  George  Steely.  Children — Margaret  and 
Thomas.  Margaret  married,  for  second  husband,  Albert  Dyes. 

7.  THOMAS,  son  of  Simeon  and  Margaret  Kirtley  Buford, 
married,  in  1822,  Amanda  Savage,  in  Barren  County,  Kentucky, 
where  he  lived  until  1836,  when  he  moved  to  Demopolis,  Ala¬ 
bama.  Children — William,  born  in  1823,  died  in  1843;  Margaret, 
in  1825;  Simeon,  in  1827 ;  Thomas,  Jr.,  in  1829  (died)  ;  Amanda, 
in  1832,  died  in  1837 ;  Martha,  in  1834,  died  in  1837 ;  John  C.,  in 
1836;  Fannie,  in  1841;  Mary  W.,  in  1848.  Amanda  S.  Buford 
died  in  Mobile,  in  1855.  Thomas  married  a  second  wife.  No 

Thomas  Buford  died  in  Mobile  in  1866. 

8.  MARGARET,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Amanda  Buford, 
married,  first,  Mr.  Christian,  and  for  second  husband,  Mr. 

8.  SIMEON,  son  of  Thomas  and  Amanda  S.  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried,  in  1857,  and  had  children — Fannie,  born  in  1858;  Ida  B.,  in 
1860;  Inez  B.,  in  1862;  Louise,  in  1864;  Simeon  S.,  in  1867. 

9.  FANNIE,  daughter  of  Simeon,  married  S.  N.  Andrews 
mid  died  without  issue,  in  1886.  S.  N.  Andrews  died  in  1883. 


9.  IDA  B.,  daughter  of  Simeon,  married  R.  H.  Marsh  and 
had  seven  children,  all  living.  Residence,  Dickerson,  Tennessee. 

9.  INEZ  B.,  daughter  of  Simeon,  married  John  W.  Baker. 
No  children. 

9.  LOUISE,  daughter  of  Simeon,  married  G.  F.  Early. 
Three  children,  all  living. 

9.  SIMEON  S.,  son  of  Simeon,  married  Miss  Cuniff.  No 







5.  ELIZBETH,  daughter  of  Thomas,  Jr.,  and  Elizabeth 
Beauford,  of  Middlesex  County,  Virginia,  married,  October  16, 
1728,  Jeremiah  Early,  Sr.,  born  December,  1705  (son  of  Thomas 
and  Elizabeth  Early,  his  wife,  who  died  July  6,  1716).  Children — 
John,  born  July  3,  1729;  Jeremiah,  Jr.,  in  1730;  Jacobus,  Joel 
and  Joshua,  June  13,  1738. 

6.  JEREMIAH,  JR.,  son  of  Jeremiah,  Sr.,  and  Elizabeth 

Beauford  Early,  married,  first,  Sarah - .  Children — Jacob, 

born  in  1750,  married  Elizabeth  Robeson,  March  18,  1769; 
Judith,  in  1752  married,  first  John  Pate  and  had  a  son  John; 
married,  second,  Charles  Calloway,  and  had  eleven  children. 
Their  fourth  child,  Sarah,  married  John  Anderson  and  had  nine 
children,  the  fifth  of  whom,  Martha  Jane,  married  Captain  John 
Franklin  and  had  twelve  children.  James  the  fifth  child,  lived  in 
Lynchburg,  Virginia;  Jeremiah,  in  1754;  Joseph,  in  1756;  John, 
in  1757;  Elizabeth,  in  1759;  Jenny,  in  1761;  Jeffry,  in  1762; 
Jubal,  in  1764;  Sarah,  in  1766  (married  William  Anderson, 
brother  of  John,  above,  who  married  Sarah  Calloway)  ;  Abner, 
in  1768.  Sarah  Early,  died,  and  Jeremiah,  Jr.,  married,  second 
wife,  Mary  Stith,  December  23,  1773.  No  issue. 

Colonel  Jeremiah,  Jr.,  went  from  Lancaster  County  to  Cul¬ 
peper  County,  and  then  to  Bedford  County.  His  will  is  recorded 
in  the  last  county,  dated  July  29,  1779,  probated  September,  1779. 
There  is  also  on  file  there  a  deed  dated  1765,  signed  by  him  and 
his  wife,  Sarah,  and  among  the  marriage  bonds,  a  license,  dated 
December  23,  1773,  for  the  marriage  of  Jeremiah  Early  and  Mary 
Stith.  In  his  will  he  mentions  his  children,  as  above,  and  provides 



for  his  wife,  Mary.  He  served  in  the  French  and  Indian  Wars, 
and  was  a  colonel,  early  in  the  Revolution,  in  Bedford  County, 

7.  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  Colonel  Jeremiah,  Jr.,  and 
Sarah  Early,  married  September  22,  1777,  to  Colonel  James 
Calloway,  of  Bedford  County,  who  was  born  December  21,  1736. 
She  was  his  second  wife.  By  his  first  wife  he  had  twelve 
children.  He  was  a  son  of  Colonel  William  Calloway,  the  founder 
of  New  London  County;  lieutenant  during  the  French  and  Indian 
wars,  married  Elizabeth  Tilly.  Their  other  son,  Colonel  Richard 
Calloway,  born  about  1719,  went  to  Kentucky  several  times,  and 
finally  settled  there  in  1775.  His  two  daughters,  Elizabeth  and 
Frances,  with  Jemima  Boone,  were  captured  by  the  Indians  July 
14,  1776,  and  retaken  by  Boone  the  next  day.  This  incident  is 
made  use  of  by  Cooper  in  the  “Last  of  the  Mohicans.”  Colonel 
Richard  was  killed  by  the  Indians,  near  Boonesborough,  March  8, 
1780.  Colonel  James  served  in  the  French  and  Indian  wars, 
built  the  first  iron  works  above  Lynchburg,  and  also  owned  and 
operated  lead  mines.  He  died  near  New  London,  Campbell 
County,  November  1,  1809.  By  his  second  wife  he  had  nine 

8.  DR.  GEORGE  CALLOWAY,  son  of  Colonel  James  and 
Elizabeth  E.  Calloway,  married,  April  11,  1811,  Mary  Elizabeth 
Cabell,  born  December  3,  1791.  They  lived  first,  at  Lynchburg, 
on  the  estate  inherited  by  his  father;  sold  out  there,  and  about 
1818,  moved  to  Nelson  County;  afterwards  lived  at  “Colleton” 
and  “Glenmore.”  Children — William  James,  born  in  1812,  died 
in  1813;  George,  December  1,  1813,  died  January  1,  1839;  Paul 
Carrington;  Ann  Eliza,  1817,  died  in  1832;  Sarah  Cabell,  Novem¬ 
ber  20,  1820;  Elvira  Henry,  January  13,  1822,  died  May  28,  1846. 

9.  PAUL  CARRINGTON,  son  of  Dr.  George  and  Mary 
Elizabeth  Calloway,  married,  March  16,  1842,  Addisonia, 
daughter  of  Nathaniel  Manson,  of  Bedford  County,  Virginia,  who 
was  the  son  of  Peter  Manson  of  Dinwiddie,  and  his  wife,  Lucy 



Clayton,  grandaughter  of  John  Clayton,  the  botanist.  Dr.  Paul 
practiced  medicine  in  Nelson  County  from  1835  to  his  death  in 
May,  1876.  Addisonia  Manson  Calloway  died  in  1892.  Children 
— Eliza  Cabell,  born  February  23,  1844;  Mary  Lee,  Sarah  Brown, 
February  1,  1850,  and  George  Carrington,  June  1,  1853. 

10.  ELIZA  CABELL,  daughter  of  Dr.  Paul  C.  and  Addi¬ 
sonia  Manson  Calloway,  married,  January  10,  1865,  William  B. 
Hubbard,  of  Brackingham  County,  son  of  Robert  T.  and  Susan 
Balling  Hubard.  She  was  a  daughter  of  Linnatus,  son  of  Robert 
Balling,  of  Chillowe.  Children — Paul  Carrington,  Eliza  Callo¬ 
way,  Susan  Markham,  Addie,  Louis  and  Anna.  William  B.  Hub¬ 
ard  died  in  1884. 

11.  SUSAN  MARKHAM,  daughter  of  William  B.  and 
Eliza  C.  Hubard,  married,  November  3,  1890,  Rev.  George  S. 
Somerville.  Child — Churchill  Knox. 

10.  SARAH  BROWN,  daughter  of  Dr.  Paul  C.  and  Addi¬ 
sonia  Manson  Calloway,  married,  September  17,  1874,  F.  Key 
Meade,  of  Clark  County,  a  grandson  of  Bishop  William  Meade. 
She  died  November  20,  1884.  Children — Addie  Carrington, 
Francis  Key  (appointed  to  West  Point  in  1894) ,  Paul  Carrington, 
William  Page  and  Everard  Kidder. 

10.  GEORGE  CARRINGTON,  son  of  Dr.  Paul  C.  and  Ad¬ 
disonia  Manson  Calloway,  married,  June  30,  1880,  Martha  Waller 
Aylett,  daughter  of  Colonel  William  R.  Aylett  of  King  William 
County.  Children — Alice  Aylett,  George  Carrington,  and  Wil¬ 
liam  R.  Aylett. 

9.  SARAH  CABELL,  daughter  of  Dr.  George  and  Mary 
Elizabeth  Calloway,  married  at  “Glenmore,”  April  6,  1842,  Rob¬ 
ert  Lawrence  Brown,  who  was  born  March  9,  1820.  Children — 
Alexander,  born  September  15,  1843;  George  Mayo,  died  young; 
Elora,  died  young;  Sarah  Cabell  Brown,  died  July  25,  1849. 

10.  ALEXANDER,  son  of  Robert  L.  and  Sarah  C.  Brown, 
married,  first,  December  17,  1873,  Caroline  Augusta  Cabell,  born 
June  4,  1854,  died  July  31,  1876;  married,  second,  April  26,  1886, 


Sarah  Randolph  Cabell,  born  October  2,  1848,  daughter  of  Mayo 
Cabell  and  his  second  wife,  Caroline  Anthony.  They  reside  at 
Union  Hill,  Nelson  County,  Virginia.  He  is  the  author  of  “The 
Genesis  of  the  United  States,”  “The  Cabells  and  Their  Kin,” 
“English  Politics  in  Early  Virginia  History,”  etc.  He  served  in 
the  Confederate  States  Army  from  1861  to  1865,  as  colonel. 

7.  JUBAL,  son  of  Colonel  Jeremiah,  Jr.,  and  Sarah  Early, 
married  and  had  a  son — Joab. 

8.  COLONEL  JOAB,  of  Franklin  County,  Virginia,  son  of 
Jubal  Early,  married  Ruth,  daughter  of  Colonel  Samuel  Hair- 
stone  and  his  wife,  Judith  Saunders.  Samuel  Hairstone  was  a 
son  of  Robert,  a  Scotchman,  who  emigrated  to  America,  and  his 
wife,  Ruth  Stovall.  Children — Samuel,  Henry  and  Jubal  Ander¬ 
son.  The  last  was  general  in  the  Confederate  States  Army. 

9.  SAMUEL,  son  of  Colonel  Joab  and  Ruth  Hairstone 
Early,  married,  April  29, 1846,  Henry  Ann  Cabell,  born  August  2, 
1822,  died  May  31,  1890.  He  was  a  captain  in  the  Confederate 
States  Army  and  afterwards  a  colonel. 

7.  ABNER,  son  of  Jeremiah,  Jr.,  and  Sarah  Early,  mar¬ 
ried  Doshea,  daughter  of  Jacob  and  Mary  Calloway  Anderson. 
Children — Polly,  born  January  21,  1792;  Jacob,  October  19, 
1793;  Henry  T.,  April  14,  1796,  married,  in  1821,  Peggy  Haden; 
Sarah  A.,  January  16,  1798,  married,  March,  1827,  Claiborn  Por¬ 
ter;  Elizabeth,  October  10,  1800,  married,  in  1822,  Abner  An¬ 
thony;  Amelia,  October  24,  1802;  William  A.,  November  11,  1804, 
married,  March,  1833,  May  C.  Jennings;  John  Wesley,  January 
30,  1807;  Edmond  J.,  September  5,  1810,  married  Ann  Tardy; 
Matilda  Jane,  February  7,  1814,  married,  in  1829,  W.  P.  Arnold. 

8.  JACOB,  son  of  Abner  and  Doshea  A.  Early,  married, 
April  12,  1819,  Elizabeth  Austin.  Children — Jeremiah,  born  in 
1820;  John  P.,  i  n  1822;  Catherine  Newton,  in  1826;  Nicholas,  in 
1828;  Parmens,  in  1831;  Hilery,  in  1834;  Doshea,  in  1837. 

6.  JOSHUA,  son  of  Jeremiah,  Sr.,  and  Elizabeth  B.  Early, 
married,  first,  April  26,  1763,  Mary,  daughter  of  Augustin  Left- 




wich,  of  Bedford  County,  Virginia.  Children — James,  born 
March  12,  1765,  married  November  24,  1785,  Sophia  Gatewood; 
William,  November  6,  1766,  married  October  7,  1793,  Susanna 
Walker;  Joshua,  October  6,  1768,  married  Patsy  Strange;  Jubal, 
April  28,  1770,  married,  November  1,  1825,  Charlotte  Scruggs; 
Joel,  February  27,  1774,  married  Ava  Andrews;  Buford,  killed  in 
Bedford  County;  Polly,  August  1,  1777,  married  James  H.  L. 
Noorman;  Thomas,  April  6,  1779,  married,  January  6,  1801, 
Susanna  Rucker;  Jabez,  December  6,  1780,  married  Polly  Left- 
wick,  November  25,  1801;  Silas,  August  31,  1782;  Lucy,  April  2, 
1784;  John,  January  1,  1786;  Sally  Emily,  January  26,  1788,  mar¬ 
ried  John  Ward. 

7.  JOHN,  son  of  Joshua  and  Mary  L.  Early,  married,  first, 
Ann  W.  Jones.  No  children.  Married,  second,  Elizabeth  Rives. 
Children — Mary  Virginia,  Arville  Rives,  Thomas  Howard,  John 
Fletcher,  Elizabeth  Rives  and  Francis  Patterson. 

5.  SARAH,  daughter  of  Thomas,  Jr.,  and  Elizabeth  Beau- 
ford,  born  in  Lancaster  County,  Virginia,  in  1712,  married  Mr. 

5.  MARY,  daughter  of  Thomas  Jr.,  and  Elizabeth  Beau- 
ford,  born  in  Lancaster  County,  Virginia,  in  1716,  married 
George  Lee,  December  4,  1737,  who  was  born  April  26,  1715. 
Children — James,  born  October  6,  1742;  Elizabeth,  April  6, 
1745 ;  Mary,  April  22,  1747  ;  Dorothy,  March  .31,  1749  ;  Rachel  and 
Esther,  May  24,  1754.  Esther  Lee  married  William  Jeffries,  Feb¬ 
ruary  10,  1770. 


Thomas  and  Elizabeth  Lee.  Children — Charles,  baptized  March 

23,  1683-84,  married  Dorthy  - .  Children — Charles,  born  May 

30,  1708;  John,  August  28,  1712;  George  (above),  April  26.  1715; 
Charles,  February  8,  1718. 

5.  ANNA,  daughter  of  Thomas,  Jr.,  and  Elizabeth  Beau- 
ford,  born  in  Lancaster  County,  Virginia,  in  1718,  married 
Thomas  Duckworth,  October  4,  1736.  Anna  Duckworth  died 
March  19,  1737. 





4.  HENRY,  SR.,  son  of  Thomas  and  Mary  Beauford,  of 
Lancaster  County,  Virginia,  born  in  1684,  baptized  March  15, 
1684,  married,  September  12,  1707,  Mrs.  Mary  Parsons,  widow  of 
John  Parsons  and  daughter  of  Henry  Osborne.  (Henry  Osborne 
married,  first,  Mary  Simpson,  August,  1684.  Daughter — Mary, 
1685-1687,  married  John  Parsons,  September  28,  1704.  Henry 
Osborne  married,  second,  Alice  George,  May  15,  1688.  Daughter 
— Ann,  baptized,  April  28,  1689.)  Children- — William,  born  June 
L7,  1708 ;  Henry,  Jr.,  1710 ;  James,  1712 ;  Thomas,  April  11,  1716 ; 
John,  February  2,  1718. 

Henry  Beauford,  Sr.,  died  January  16,  1720.  His  will  is 
dated  January  15,  1720.  His  personal  estate  amounted  to  $3,327, 
very  large  for  the  time.  (Mary  Parsons,  daughter  of  Henry  and 
Mary  Osborne  Parsons,  born  in  1705,  and  step-daughter  of  Henry 
Beauford,  Sr.,  married,  April  6,  1730,  John  Crowdas.) 

5.  WILLIAM,  son  of  Henry,  Sr.,  and  Mary  Osborne  Beau¬ 
ford,  married,  May  17,  1729,  Elizabeth  Owen.  Children — John, 
born  April  2,  1731;  Henry,  April  17,  1739;  Ann,  November  6, 
1744;  William,  Jr.,  February  1,  1747,  Middlesex  County,  Vir¬ 

6.  HENRY,  son  of  William  and  Elizabeth  Owen  Beauford, 
went  to  Mecklenburg  County,  and  there  died  in  1782. 

6.  WILLIAM,  JR.,  son  of  William,  Sr.,  and  Elizabeth  Owen 
Beauford,  was  settling  up  his  estate  in  Brunswick  County  in 
1762;  later  he  is  mentioned  in  the  records  of  that  county  as  then 
being  of  Onslow  County,  North  Carolina.  He  was  an  ensign  of 
First  Troop,  North  Carolina  Dragoons,  July  6,  1777,  to  January 
1,  1779.  From  a  letter,  dated  Orangeburg,  South  Carolina,  No- 









vember  23,  1781,  from  General  Thomas  Sumpter  to  General 
Marion,  is  quoted,  “I  send  you  Major  Beauford,  the  bearer  hereof, 
to  wait  upon  you,  in  whom  you  may  confide  and  to  whom,  I  beg 
you,  give  your  opinions  in  such  matters  as  I  have  directed  him  to 
mention  to  you.”  He  was  severely  wounded  at  the  battle  of 
Eutaw  Springs,  South  Carolina,  September  8,  1781,  but  survived 
the  war.  He  stttled  near  Gourdin  Station,  Williamsburg  County, 
South  Carolina,  on  the  Santee  River,  among  the  Huguenots.  He 
married  Frances  June  (Jeune,  Juin,  Juing).  Children — Eliza¬ 
beth  Lucretia,  Mary,  Frances,  William  June,  Emma  Corbet,  born 
August  12,  1789. 

7.  ELIZABETH  LUCRETIA,  daughter  of  William  and 
Frances  June  Buford,  married,  first,  Mr.  Couturier.  No  chil¬ 
dren.  She  married,  second,  Judge  John  S.  Richardson.  Child — 
John  S.,  Jr. 

7.  MARY,  daughter  of  William  and  Frances  June  Buford, 
married  Rev.  Hugh  Fraser.  She  was  his  second  wife.  His  first 
wife  was  Miss  Porter.  Their  granddaughter,  Jane  R.,  married 
Thomas  W.  Hughes,  living  at  Ashley  Bridge,  Charleston,  South 

7.  FRANCES,  daughter  of  William  and  Frances  June  Bu¬ 
ford,  married,  after  her  sister  Mary’s  death,  Rev.  Hugh  Fraser. 
Daughter — Mrs.  Frances  B.  Alston,  Charleston,  South  Carolina, 
who  died  February  19,  1897. 

7.  WILLIAM  JUNE,  son  of  William  and  Frances  June  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Elizabeth  Towner,  whose  first  husband  was  Cho- 
vins.  No  children.  He  died  at  his  place,  “Wetee,”  on  the  Santee 
River,  Williamsburg  County,  South  Carolina,  November  8,  1845, 
in  his  sixtieth  year.  His  wife  died  at  Sumter,  February  9,  1869, 
in  her  eighty-seventh  year. 

7.  EMMA  CORBET,  daughter  of  William  and  Frances 
June  Bedford,  married,  in  1812,  William  Gingard  Richardson, 
born  May  22,  1773.  Children — Elizabeth,  born  in  1816,  and  John 



Manly,  March  13,  1831.  Emma  Corbet  Richardson,  died  Febru¬ 
ary  5,  1843.  William  G.  Richardson  died  September  18,  1849. 

8.  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  William  G.  and  Emma  Cor¬ 
bet  Richardson,  married  Alcester  Garden.  Son — Hugh  R.,  living 
in  New  York  City,  lawyer. 

8.  JOHN  MANLY,  son  of  William  G.  and  Emma  Corbet 
Richardson,  married,  November  8,  1893,  Elizabeth  Buford  Rich¬ 
ardson,  born  in  Sumter  County,  South  Carolina,  March  27,  1837, 
daughter  of  Rev.  John  S.  Richardson,  who  was  the  son  of  Judge 
John  S.  and  Elizabeth  Lucretia  Richardson  (see  above),  resi¬ 
dence,  Dangerfield,  Texas. 

5.  HENRY,  JR.,  son  of  Henry  and  Mary  Osborne  Beauford, 
born  in  Lancaster  County,  Virginia,  in  1710,  married  Frances. 
Children — Thomas,  born  November  22,  1733,  died  June  5,  1735; 
Mary,  November  24,  1735 ;  Elizabeth,  December  3,  1738 ;  William, 
May  15,  1742;  Catherine,  April  26,  1744;  James,  July  5,  1746; 
Frances,  May  17,  1748;  Le  Roy,  April  29,  1751;  Josiah,  May  11, 
1753;  Letitia,  September  1,  1758.  None  of  Henry  and  Frances’ 
children  are  registered  in  Middlesex,  except  Thomas,  1735. 

Henry,  Jr.,  settled  in  the  parish  of  Nottoway,  Amelia  Coun¬ 
ty,  about  1740. 

6.  MARY,  daughter  of  Henry  and  Frances  Beauford,  mar¬ 
ried  Warren  Buford.  (See  below.) 

6.  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  Henry  and  Frances  Beau- 
ford,  married  Robert  Crenshaw. 

6.  WILLIAM,  son  of  Henry  and  Frances  Beauford,  mar¬ 
ried,  in  1781,  Mary  Ragsdale,  born  in  1761.  (See  Ragsdale.) 
Children — Abram,  born  November  25,  1782;  Sarah,  February  17, 
1784;  William,  April  13,  1785;  Thomas,  September  16,  1786; 
John,  January  12,  1788;  Catherine,  September  4,  1791. 

William  Buford  lived  in  Lunenburg  County,  where  he  died 
January  23,  1816.  Mary  R.  Buford  died  May  4,  1792. 




1751.  Godfrey  Ragsdale’s  will,  dated  1751,  mentions  his  planta¬ 
tion  in  Amelia  County,  which  he  bequeaths  to  Peter  Ragsdale’s 
children,  also  certain  other  lands  to  his  brother  Drury  Ragsdale’s 
children,  viz:  Drury,  Jr.,  and  Francis.  He  mentions  his  brother, 
Joseph  Ragsdale.  Joseph  Ragsdale  makes  a  deed  of  gift  to  his  grand¬ 
children,  Rebecca,  Robert,  Samuel  and  Polly  Scott,  children  of  Jane 
Ragsdale,  who  was  married  to  Robert  Scott,  February  21,  1782. 
Joseph  Ragsdale’s  wife  was  Sarah.  His  will  was  made  in  1796  and 
recorded  January  9,  1800.  He  mentions  his  children,  Alice  (Lester), 
Peter,  Ann  (Burdett),  Jane  (Hooper),  who  was  probably  also  Jane 
Scott,  Mary  (who  married  in  1785,  Alexander  Lester),  Frances 
(Clark),  Rebecca,  Sarah  (Williamson),  Elizabeth  (Bacon), 
John  Ragsdale. 

1779.  Edward  Ragsdale,  Sr.,  will  made  in  1779  ;  children  men¬ 
tioned  are  Edward,  Martha  (and  Edward  Pettypool),  Ann  (Neblett), 
William,  John  Baxter,  Joshua,  Elizabeth  (married,  in  1799,  Elijah 
Wells),  Fatha  and  Jemima.  Edward  Sr’s,  wife’s  name  was  Milly. 
His  estate  was  estimated  and  appraised  at  £55,197,  10s.  He  leaves 
to  William  two  hundred  acres  of  land  on  Stony  Creek,  in  Mason’s 
Survey.  Edward  died  July  20,  1802. 

1801.  Major  Edward  Ragsdale,  son  of  Edward,  Sr.;  will  was  re¬ 
corded  in  1801.  John  Ragsdale  was  one  of  the  executors,  and  made 
the  inventory,  October  7,  1801,  which  shows  him  to  have  been  wealthy 
and  possessed  of  many  valuable  articles. 

1787.  John  Ragsdale,  gentleman,  of  Bears  Element  Creek  (son 
of  Edward,  Sr.).  His  will  was  made  in  1787,  and  recorded  September 

10,  1789.  He  leaves  Joshua  certain  lands  on  Bears  Creek.  Other 
children  mentioned  are:  William,  John,  Jr.,  Priscilla,  Frances, 
Elizabeth,  Mary,  Ann  and  Edward,  and  also  grandson,  John  Hardy 

“John  Ragsdale  being  nominated  and  appointed  an  ensign  under 
Daniel  Garland,  a  captain  of  this  county,  this  day  in  court  took  and 
subscribed  the  usual  oaths  to  his  majesty’s  person  and  government, 
and  also  subscribed  to  the  test. ' — Order  Book,  October  Court,  1757. 

‘‘The  Court  recommended  John  Ragsdale,  of  Bears  Element  Creek, 
for  justice  of  peace.’’ — Order  Book,  October  Court,  1759. 

“John  Ragsdale,  gentleman,  produced  commission  appointing  him 
captain  of  the  militia,  and,  it  being  read  as  usual,  the  said  John  took 
the  oath  to  his  majesty’s  person  and  government,  and  subscribed 
the  same,  and  repeated  and  subscribed  to  the  test.” — Order  Book,  July 

11,  1765.  Appointed  commissioner  of  deeds  November  13,  1772,  by 
George  Rex,  in  the  twelfth  year  of  his  reign. — Deed  Book,  1772. 
Served  as  justice  of  peace  until  1781,  when  he  was  made  sheriff. 
Bonds  dated  October  11,  1781  Served  as  sheriff  until  his  death. 
His  daughters — Priscilla,  married  James  Buford;  Frances,  married 
Le  Roy  Buford;  Mary,  married  William  Buford;  Ann,  married 



Josiah  Buford.  (See  Henry  and  Frances.) 

1790.  John  Ragsdale.  Jr.,  son  of  John,  of  Bears  Creek.  His  will 
was  made  in  1790.  He  mentioned  his  children,  Lucy  (Young),  Eliza¬ 
beth  (Ballard,  wife  of  John  Ballard),  Mary  (Gee),  Drury,  Samuel 
and  John  3d. 

‘Ragsdale,  Drury,  Virginia,  captain  First  Continental  Artillery, 
February  1,  1777,  was  in  the  service,  October,  1778.” — Heitzman’s 
Register,  Revenue  Officers. 

1791.  William  Ragsdale,  of  Prince  Edward  County,  made  a  deed 
in  1791,  and  Ann,  his  wife,  signed  relinquishments.  William  married 
Ann  Gee. 

179S.  Joshua  Ragsdale  (son  of  John  of  Bears  Element);  will 
was  made  in  1789.  He  married  Letitia  Buford,  and  mentions 
children.  Peter,  Priscilla,  Catherine,  Henry  Edward  and  James. 

(See  Letitia,  Henry  and  James.) 

1S04.  John  Ragsdale  3d  (son  of  John,  Jr.),  made  will  in  1798, 
and  it  was  probated  in  1813.  He  had  no  children,  and  left  his  estate 
to  his  wife,  Patience  Ragsdale,  and  to  his  nephews.  Thomas  Buford 
appraised  the  estate  in  1S14. 

Baxter  Ragsdale  (son  of  Edward,  Sr.),  was  a  minister  of  the 

1816.  Drury  Ragsdale’s  estate  was  appraised  in  July,  1816,  Wil¬ 
liam  Ragsdale,  administrator. 

1817.  Joshua  Ragsdale’s  will  was  made  in  April,  1817.  He  left 
eight  children — Nancy,  Elizabeth,  Rebecca  (Harrison),  Edward,  Be¬ 
del.  Martha.  James  and  John. 

1817.  Washington  Maddox  married  Frances  Ragsdale  in  1817. 


7.  ABRAM  or  Abraham,  son  of  William  and  Mary  Rags¬ 
dale  Buford,  born  November  25,  1782,  married,  December  27, 
1805,  Mrs.  Susan  Pegram  Manson  Ingram,  of  Lunenburg  County, 
Virginia.  Children — William  Pegram,  born  July  20,  1807 ; 
Thomas  Manson,  May  18,  1808;  Abram,  April  5,  1814. 

Abram  Buford  was  an  officer  in  the  war  of  1812.  He  was 
of  Nottoway  Parish,  Amelia  County,  and  died  in  Marengo 
County,  Alabama,  October,  1852^f 


1.  Edward  the  surveyor  was  the  progenitor  of  the  family  in 
America.  He  settled  in  Stony  Creek,  now'  Dinwiddie  County,  Vir¬ 
ginia,  married  Mary,  daughter  of  Colonel  Baker  and  granddaughter 
of  Sir  Follard  Griffin.  Children — William,  Mary,  Edward,  John, 
Elizabeth.  Sarah.  George  Baker.  Ann  or  Nancy,  and  Daniel. 



2.  Mary,  born  May  6,  1744,  married  Thomas  Manson.  Children 
— Susan  Pegram,  married,  first,  Ingram,  and  second,  Abram  Buford 
(above).  Martha  Pegram  married  Thomas  Buford,  brother  of  Abram, 
and  had  a  son,  who  was  a  son,  J.  N.  Manson,  of  Brunswick  County. 

2.  Edward,  an  officer  in  the  Revolution,  and  a  juror  in  the  trial 
of  Aaron  Burr,  married  Mary  Lyle.  Son — John  2d.  _ 

3.  John  2d  married,  first,  Miss  Coleman,  of  Dinwiddie  County. 
Children — John  3d  and  Edward  Lyle.  Mrs.  Coleman  Pegram  died, 
and  John  2d  married,  second,  Martha  Ward,  daughter  of  Richard 
Gregory,  lawyer  of  Chesterfield  County.  Children — Richard  Gregory, 
Sr.,  James  West,  Sr.,  Maria  Ward,  Virginia,  George  Herbert,  Robert 
Baker,  Louise,  Martha  R.,  William  B.,  Lelia  and  Franklin. 

General  John  2d  was  a  member  of  the  Virginia  Assembly  in  1798- 
1799;  major-general  Virginia  Forces,  War  of  1812;  member  of  Con¬ 
gress,  1818-19;  died  in  1831.  Martha  G.  died  December  31,  1836. 

4.  John  3d,  M.  D.,  married  Carolina,  daughter  of  George  Pegram, 
vestryman  of  Bristol  Parish,  and  went  to  Indiana. 

.  4.  Edward  Lyle  married  Mary,  daughter  of  George  Pegram,  and 
had  one  daughter,  Mrs.  Cochran,  -of  Louisiana. 

4.  Richard  Gregory,  Sr.,  captain,  married  Jane,  daughter  of 
Robert  Birchlett.  Son — Richard  Gregory,  Jr.,  married  Helen  Burwell. 

4.  James  West,  Sr.,  general  and  lawyer,  married  Virginia,  born 
1818,  daughter  of  Colonel  William  Ransom  Johnson,  the  Napoleon  of 
the  turf,  and  Mary,  daughter  of  Dr.  George  Evans,  of  Chesterfield 
County.  Children— John  4th,  born  January  24,  1832;  William  John¬ 
son,  in  1841;  James  West,  Jr.,  Mary  E.  and  Virginia.  James  W.,  Sr., 
vestryman  Bristol  Parish,  in  1839;  cashier  of  bank  of  Virginia, 
Richmond,  and  afterwards  president  of  the  same.  He  was  one  of  the 
most  admired  citizens  of  Richmond,  and  gave  conspicuous  evidence 
of  his  high  character  and  gallantry  by  his  conduct  on  the  occasion  of 
the  explosion  of  the  steamboat,  Lucy  Walker,  on  the  Mississippi  River, 
in  1844,  where  he  lost  his  life  rescuing  a  lady  and  her  children.  Mary 
J.,  his  wife,  died  February  28,  1888. 

5.  John  4th,  West  Point  Military  Academy,  1850-54;  second 
lieutenant  Second  Dragoon;  instructor  in  cavalry  tactics,  West  Point, 
1857;  resigned  as  major,  May  10,  1861;  entered  the  Confederate  States 
Army  as  lieutenant-colonel,  1862;  brigadier-general,  November  7, 
1862;  major-general,  1864;  died,  February  6,  1865,  of  a  wound  re¬ 
ceived  at  the  battle  of  Hatcher’s  Run,  while  commanding  Early’s 
old  division  of  the  Army  of  Virginia.  He  was  regarded  as  one  of 
the  ablest  division  commanders  in  the  army.  He  married  in  Rich¬ 
mond,  in  1864,  Hetty,  daughter  of  Nelson  Miles  Cary,  of  Baltimore. 
She  married,  second,  Professor  H.  Newell  Martin,  of  Johns  Hopkins 

5.  William  Johnson,  lawyer,  entered  the  Confederate  States 
Army  as  a  private  in  1861,  Company  F.,  Richmond  Infantry,  subse- 
sequently  twenty-first  Virginia  Regiment;  lieutenant  in  Walker’s 
Artillery,  August,  1861;  captain  in  Pegram  Battalion,  1862;  major 



in  the  same;  lieutenant-colonel  artillery,  1865;  killed  at  the  battle  of 
Five  Forks,  Petersburg,  April  2,  1865,  the  day  before  the  Confeder¬ 
ates’  line  was  broken. 

5.  Janies  West,  Jr.,  major  Confederate  States  Army,  married 
Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Honorable  Raleigh  Travers  Daniel,  attorney- 
general  of  Virginia. 

5.  Mary  E.,  married,  in  1883,  General  Joseph  R.  Anderson. 
She  is  the  principal  of  English  and  French  Boarding  School,  Balti¬ 
more,  Maryland. 

5.  Virginia  married  Colonel  David  McIntosh,  Confederate’s 
States  Army,  of  South  Carolina,  now  of  Towsontown,  Maryland. 

4.  Maria  Ward  married,  February  11,  1829,  David  May,  born 
September  9,  1796,  died  December  24,  1870. 

4.  Virginia  married  Robert  Triplett,  of  Kentucky.  Children — 
Ann,  married  J.  Andrew  White,  and  Lelia,  married  Judge  Truman. 

4.  George  Herbert,  captain  and  adjutant-general  of  Generals 
Taylor  and  Scott  in  the  Mexican  War,  married  Miss  Spencer,  of 
Elizabethtown,  New  Jersey.  Daughter — Lilia,  married  Arthur  Stod¬ 
dard,  of  Savannah,  Georgia. 

4.  Robert  Baker,  United  States  and  Confederate  States  Navies; 
entered  United  States  Navy  in  1829;  served  in  China  Squadron  and 
Wilkes’s  expedition;  had  a  sword  voted  to  him  by  acclamation  by 
Virginia  Assembly,  and  received  testimonials  from  the  commander 
of  the  British  fleet  in  China  and  from  Queen  Victoria,  for  gallant 
conduct  in  the  capture  of  a  piratical  flotilla  in  the  China  Sea;  re¬ 
signed  in  1861,  and  entered  the  Confederate  States  Navy;  rendered 
daring  and  conspicuous  service  to  the  Confederates ;  married,  first, 
Lucy  B.,  daughter  of  Colonel  John  Cargill,  of  Sussex  County. 
Children — (1)  Margaret,  married,  first,  May  20,  1863,  Colonel  S.  Wil¬ 
liams,  Confederate  States  Army,  who  was  killed,  June  9,  1863.  at 
Brandy  Station,  Culpeper  County;  married,  second,  in  November,  186S, 
B.  W.  Belcher,  ex-major  in  the  Confederate  States  Army;  married, 
third.  Dr.  M.  J.  Holt;  (2)  John  C.,  captain  in  the  Confederate 
States  Army  and  adjutant-general,  staff  of  General  Ransom,  killed 
near  Petersburg.  June  16,  1864;  (3)  James  W.,  Confederate  States 
navy,  wounded  at  Fort  Fisher,  married,  in  1867,  Eliza  Blacknall. 
Children — George  B.,  Robert  B.,  Lucy  C.  and  Emma;  (4)  Lucy  Car¬ 
gill;  (5)  Robert  B.,  married  Ella  Wyatt,  of  Alabama,  two  sons;  (6) 
George  William,  of  Petersburg. 

4.  Louisa  married  R.  W.  Rainey. 

4.  Martha  R.  married  Charles  Stainback.  Children — Littlebury, 
Anna,  married  Mr.  Williamson;  James  West,  Grace,  married  Mr. 
Debbrell,  of  New  York,  and  Blanche. 

4.  William  B.,  lawyer,  married  Amelia  Coombs,  of  Kentucky. 
Children — Martha  Ward,  married  David  Hamilton,  of  Louisville, 
Kentucky;  John  C.,  United  States  Navy,  married  Minnie  Homer,  of 
Newport,  Rhode  Island.  She  died  in  1895,  leaving  several  children, 



Virginia  married  Allen  Gilmore,  of  Scotland;  Maria  Ward  2d  mar¬ 
ried  Daniel  Wilson,  of  Farmville,  Virginia,  and  William  B. 

4.  Lelia,  married  M.  Paul,  of  Petersburg.  Children — Martha, 
married  Major  William  Barksdale,  son  of  Gustavus  A.,  who  married  a 
daughter  of  Governor  William  B.  Giles. 

4  Franklin,  lieutenant  United  States  Army,  died  of  disease 
contracted  in  Mexico. 

3.  George  Baker  had  children,  Mary  and  Nathaniel,  who  went 
to  Illinois  about  sixty  years  ago;  his  son  married  Rebecca,  and  had  a 
daughter,  Elizabeth,  Carrollton,  Illinois. 

3.  Nancy,  married  Daniel  Epps. 

3.  Daniel,  Sr.  Children — John,  Baker,  Jesse,  Jacob,  William, 
George,  Daniel,  Jr.,  Elijah  and  Cynthia,  who  married  Aaron  Sharon 
and  went  west.  Daniel,  Sr.,  went  to  Charlotte,  North  Carolina,  all 
his  sons  settling  in  Guilford  County,  North  Carolina.  George  re¬ 
turned  to  Virginia.  Jacob  had  children,  J.  H.,  of  Winston,  North 
Carolina,  who  has  two  sons;  L.  W.,  also  of  Winston,  North  Carolina, 
and  T.  H.,  of  Wilmington,  North  Carolina. 


1.  Peter,  Sr.,  of  St.  Charles  Parish,  York  County,  married,  first, 
Miss  Somarin.  Child — Otis  born  November  1,  1690,  died  December 

9,  1690;  married,  second.  Elizabeth.  Children — Peter,  born  August 
25,  1697;  Ann,  June  4,  1699;  Elizabeth,  April  3,  1701,  married  Monroe 
or  Merriwether  Skelton  Gillman,  no  issue;  John,  February  14,  1702; 
James,  January  13,  1704;  Frances,  July  28,  1707,  died  December  25, 
1707;  Nathaniel,  April  10,  1710;  Walter,  December  8,  1713. 

Peter  died  August  31,  1721.  Whether  this  was  Peter,  Sr.,  or  his 
son,  Peter,  the  register  does  not  state;  however,  the  survivor,  prob¬ 
ably  Peter,  Jr.,  married  Hannah.  Children — Mary,  born  November 
3,  1726;  John,  September  5,  1728.  Hannah  died  June  24,  1784. 

3.  Robert,  grandson  of  Peter,  Sr.,  married  Mary.  Children — 
Anna,  born  August  20.  1771;  John,  October  21,  1773;  Mary,  January 

10,  1776;  Hannah,  January  16,  1778;  Polly,  January  12,  1780;  Thomas 
Pescud,  April  9,  1782;  Robert  Pescud,  March  24,  1784;  Hannah,  Jan¬ 
uary  30,  1786. — Register,  St.  Charles  Parish,  York  County,  Virginia. 


1.  Sir  John  Clayton,  Sr.,  married  Alice  Bowyer. 

2.  John,  Jr.  (1665-1737),  son  of  Sir  John  and  Alice  Bowyer  Clay¬ 
ton,  was  for  many  years  the  attorney-general  of  the  Colony  of  Vir¬ 

3.  John  3d,  the  botanist  (1693-1773),  son  of  John,  Jr.,  married 
Elizabeth  Whiting,  whose  sister,  Catherine,  was  the  second  wife 
of  Nicholas  Davis. 






4.  Ann,  daughter  of  John  3d  and  Elizabeth  W.  Clayton,  married 
her  cousin,  H.  L.  Davis,  January  15,  1767. 

5.  Lucy  Clayton,  granddaughter  of  John  3d  and  Elizabeth  W. 
Clayton,  married  Peter  Manson,  of  Dinwiddie  County. 

6.  Nathaniel,  son  of  Peter  and  Lucy  Clayton  Manson,  married 
Sarah,  daughter  of  Robert  Alexander  and  his  wife,  Anne  Austin,  of 
Elk  Island,  a;  granddaughter  of  Colonel  William  Calloway,  for  many 
years  clerk  of  Bedford  County.  Robert  Alexander  was  the  son  of 
Robert  (brother  of  Archibald),  a  graduate  of  Dublin  University,  who 
emigrated  to  the  Valley  of  Virginia  and  established  there  the  classical 
school  which  was  developed  into  Washington  and  Lee  University. 

7.  Addisonia-,  the- daughter  of  Nathaniel  and  Sarah  Alexander 
Manson,  married  Paul  Carrington  Calloway,  March  13,  1842,  whom 
she  survived  many  years,  and  died  in  1892.  (See  Early,  above.) 

“Alice  Bowyer  (above),  wife  of  John  Clayton,  was  the  daughter 
of  Sir  William  Bowyer,  Baronet  of  Durham  Bucks,  by  his  first  wife, 
Margaret,  daughter  of  Sir  John  Weld,  of  Arnolds,  son  of  Sir  Humphrey 
Weld.  Both  of  these  Welds  were  founders  of  Virginia.  Sir  William 
Bowyer’s  mother,  Anne,  was  the  daughter  of  Sir  Nicholas  Salter, 
another  founder.  She  married,  for  second  husband,  Sir  Arthur  Har¬ 
ris,  also  founder,  and  nephew  of  Sir  Thomas  Smith,  the  chief  manager 
of  the  business  portions  of  our  first  foundation.  The  founders  of  the 
nation  continued  their  interest  in  the  new  country  from  generation 
to  generation,  and  the  descendants  of  Attorney-General  Clayton  have 
a  right  to  feel  proud  of  being  his  kin.”  — “Cabell  and  Their  Kin,”  by 
Alexander  Brown.  If  the  same  Ma-nsons  are  here  referred  to,  the 
statements  do  not  seem  reconcilable.  . 

8.  WILLIAM  PEGRAM,  son  of  Abram  and  Susan  P.  Bu¬ 
ford,  Parish  of  Nottoway,  Amelia  County,  Virginia,  born  July 
20,  1807,  married  May  9,  1833,  Lucy  A.  Rice,  born  March  12,  1807 
(daughter  of  Colonel  William  Rice,  of  New  Brunswick  County.) 
They  had  twelve  children,  the  two  eldest  dying  in  infancy.  The 
others  are— Francis  Emmet,  born  November  17,  1836 ;  Lelia  Fitz- 
william,  May  5,  1839 ;  Margaret  Susan,  May  4,  1841 ;  Mary  Eliza¬ 
beth,  April  11,  1843;  James  Rice,  April  29,  1845;  Virginia  Peg- 
ram,  June  19,  1847 ;  Charles,  August  8,  1849;  Frances  Rice,  Sep¬ 
tember  23,  1851;  Andrew,  October  30,  1853;  Preston,  March  2, 

William  Pegram  Buford  died  at  “Farmington,”  his  home,  in 
Brunswick  County,  Virginia,  December  16,  1868.  Lucy  Rice  Bu¬ 
ford  died  at  “Farmington,”  August  27,  1895. 


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9.  FRANCIS  EMMET,  son  of  William  Pegram  and  Lucy 
R.  Buford,  born  November  17,  1836,  married,  September  24, 
1858,  Pattie  Hicks  (daughter  of  E.  B.  Hicks  and  granddaughter 
of  Ex-Governor  Stone,  of  North  Carolina). 

Lawyer,  com.  attorney,  legislator,  judge,  and  editor  of  Bruns¬ 
wick  Gazette.  Residence,  Sherwood,  near  Lawrenceville,  Vir¬ 
ginia.  Children — -Emmet,  born  January  8,  1861 ;  Elizabeth 
Stone,  January  2,  1863;  Edward  Price,  December  19,  1865; 
Frank,  August  25,  1868;  Robert  Pegram,  February  4,  1870,  and 
Mary  Amanda  Stewart,  August  26,  1885.  Emmet  died  March 
13,  1910.  Frank  died  June  17,  1910.  Edward  Price  Buford  is  a 
brilliant  and  successful  lawyer  of  Lawrenceville,  Virginia,  and 
the  only  son  of  his  father’s  family  now  living  (1924).  Francis 
Emmet  died  in  the  spring  of  1909. 

10.  ELIZABETH  STONE,  daughter  of  Francis  Emmet  and 
Pattie  H.  Buford,  born  January  2,  1863,  married  Rev.  Robert 
Strange,  rector  of  St.  James  Parish,  Wilmington,  North  Caro¬ 
lina.  Children — Helen,  Lewis  and  Robert  Strange,  Jr. 

10.  ROBERT  PEGRAM,  son  of  Francis  Emmet  and  Pattie 
Buford,  married,  December,  1892,  Lue  Palmer.  Child — Florence 
de  Launey. 

9.  LELIA  FITZWILLIAM,  daughter  of  William  Pegram 
and  Lucy  Rice  Buford,  married  Robert  Coleman  Robins,  January 
22,  1867,  who  was  born  in  1838  at  “The  Globe,”  Gloucester  Coun¬ 
ty,  Virginia.  Children — Lucy  Armistead,  born  December  31, 
1868;  Margaret  Buford,  June  2,  1872;  Frances  Coleman,  April  4, 

Robert  Coleman  Robins,  died  in  1877.  Lelia  Buford  Robins 
died  December,  1906. 

10.  LUCY  ARMISTEAD,  daughter  of  Robert  Coleman  and 
Lelia  Buford  Robins,  married  Marcus  Waddell,  June,  1890. 
Children — Irving,  born  in  1891;  Roy,  1892;  Ellen,  1894.  Home, 
Brooklyn,  New  York. 



10.  MARGARET  BUFORD,  daughter  of  Robert  Coleman 
and  Lelia  Buford  Robins,  married  James  Howard  Waddell. 
Child — Lelia  Buford,  born  February  19,  1896.  They  live  at 
“Robin  Nest,”  Gloucester  County,  Virginia. 

9.  MARGARET  SUSAN,  born  May  5,  1841,  at  “Farming- 
ton,”  Brunswick  County,  Virginia,  and  died  October  16,  1910, 
at  Lawrenceville,  Virginia. 

9.  MARY  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  William  Pegram 
and  Lucy  Rice  Buford,  married,  April  12,  1871,  James  Allen 
Phillips,  who  was  born  January  5,  1842.  Children — Virginia 
Byrum,  born  July  16,  1872,  died  February  2,  1875;  James  Allen, 
January  21,  1874,  died  February  16,  1875;  Theodora,  November 
16,  1875. 

James  Allen  Phillips  died  September  14,  1875. 

10.  THEODORA,  daughter  of  James  Allen  and  Elizabeth 
Buford  Phillips,  married  F.  E.  Hill.  Their  home  is  in  Bloom¬ 
field,  New  Jersey.  Her  mother,  Elizabeth  Buford  Phillips,  makes 
her  home  with  them.  Elizabeth  Buford  Phillips  is  a  member  and 
historian  of  Mary  Mildred  Sullivan  Chapter,  United  Daughters 
of  the  Confederacy,  of  New  York  City,  and  is  author  of  the 
famous  tract,  “Matthew  Fontaine  Maury,”  which  was  read  at  a 
meeting  of  the  chapter,  April  4,  1921 ;  also  author  of  a  lovely 
poem,  to  the  memory  of  Garnett  Lee,  of  the  38th  Infantry,  3rd 
Division,  A.  E.  F.,  whose  summons  came  on  Chateau-Thierry  bat¬ 
tle  field,  July  15,  1918,  and  whose  body  sleeps  beneath  the  Fleur- 
de-lis,  in  the  cemetery  of  France.  This  poem  was  read  before  the 
convention  of  the  United  Daughters  of  the  Confederacy  at  Tam¬ 
pa,  Florida,  on  Armistice  Day,  November  11,  1919;  and  many 
other  articles  of  interest  have  come  from  her  pen. 

9.  JAMES  RICE,  son  of  William  Pegram  and  Lucy  Rice 
Buford,  was  born  April  29,  1845,  at  the  old  homestead,  “Farm¬ 
ington,”  in  Brunswick  County,  Virginia,  and  lived  and  died  there, 
September  26,  1913. 



9.  VIRGINIA  PEGRAM,  daughter  of  William  Pegram 
and  Lucy  Rice  Buford,  remained  single,  taught  school  for  forty- 
five  years,  in  select,  public  schools,  academies,  colleges  and  female 
colleges  in  Virginia,  Maryland,  North  Carolina,  South  Carolina 
and  Georgia.  She  taught  in  Winston-Salem,  Forsyth  County, 
North  Carolina,  for  more  than  eleven  years.  The  school  board 
there  made  her  a  lifetime  member  of  the  faculty.  Miss  Jennie 
did  much  writing,  contributing  a  column  or  so  weekly  to 
the  Charlotte  papers,'  entitled  “From  the  Chatelaine’s  Point 
of  View.”  She  was  requested  by  the  Mary  Mildred  Sul¬ 
livan  Chapter  of  the  United  Daughters  of  the  Confeder¬ 
acy,  of  New  York  City,  of  which  she  is  a  member,  to 
make  a  copy  of  some  of  her  best  writings,  to  be  placed  in  the 
Peabody  College,  Nashville,  Tennessee,  for  the  benefit  of  teachers 
in  the  future,  this  to  be  with  pen  and  ink,  so  they  could  see  the 
style,  form  and  handwriting  of  a  lady  who  had  passed  seventy- 
five  years  of  age  (1922).  In  1899  she  took  a  party  of  young 
ladies  to  Europe  and  had  a  delightful  time.  Several  times  she,  as 
well  as  her  sisters,  Margaret  and  Fannie,  were  called  to  the  homes 
of  their  brothers,  in  cases  of  sickness  and  death,  to  care  for  and 
help  make  a  home,  which  they  willingly  and  cheerfully  did.  Her 
home  now  is  with  her  brother,  Preston,  at  “Hyco  Hill,”  Caswell 
County,  North  Carolina.  Semora  is  their  postoffice. 

9.  CHARLES,  son  of  William  Pegram  and  Lucy  Rice  Bu¬ 
ford,  married,  December  15,  1878,  Ellen  Zeverly,  a  Moravian, 
daughter  of  Dr.  Augustus  Zeverly.  Child — Nellie  Zeverly,  born 
October  4,  1886.  His  wife  died  in  1899,  and  he  married  again  in 
1903  and  had  one  son  by  this  union,  Charles,  Jr.,  born  Septem¬ 
ber  20,  1905.  He  was  agent  for  the  Southern  Railway.  His 
home,  Winston-Salem,  North  Carolina.  Charles  Buford  died 
April  23,  1906. 

9.  FRANCES  RICE,  daughter  of  William  Pegram  and 
Lucy  Rice  Buford,  never  married.  She  has  taught  school  and 
has  lived  with  and  cared  for  and  helped  make  homes  for  different 




ones  of  her  family  when  needed.  She  now  lives  with  her  brother 
Preston  at  “Hico  Hill,”  Semora,  North  Carolina. 

9.  ANDREW,  son  of  William  Pegram  and  Lucy  Rice  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Carrei  Caldwell,  daughter  of  William  P.  and 
granddaughter  of  Governor  David  Caldwell  of  North  Carolina. 
Children — Preston  2d,  born  October  12,  1887 ;  Nannie  Caldwell, 
November  29, 1888,  and  another  son.  Andrew  Buford  is  a  retired 
railroad  official,  having  served  in  that  capacity  for  thirty-four 
years  of  faithful  service  to  the  Southern  Railroad  (the  old  Rich¬ 
mond  &  Danville  Railroad). 

10.  Nancy  Caldwell,  daughter  of  Andrew  and  Nannie  Cald¬ 
well  Buford,  married  Stuart  Jones,  who  died  May  23,  1921. 
Home,  Brunswick  Springs,  Virginia.  Her  mother  died  before  she 

9.  PRESTON,  son  of  William  Pegram  and  Lucy  Rice  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Miss  Fanny  Bouldin  in  1913,  and  lives  on  a  farm, 
“Hyco  Hill,”  Semora,  Caswell  County,  North  Carolina.  His  sis¬ 
ters,  Jennie  and  Fannie,  make  their  home  with  their  brother  and 
his  wife. 

8.  THOMAS  MANSON,  son  of  Abram  and  Susan  P.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married,  in  January,  1832,  Sarah  Ellen  Hart,  who  died  with¬ 
out  issue,  June  2,  1835.  He  married,  November  15,  1837,  Marie 
Louise  Smith,  who  was  born  March  24,  1819.  Children — Alice 
Susan,  born  September  23,  1838,  died  October  12,  1843 ;  Thomas 
Lawrence,  September  3,  1846;  Charles  Watthall,  June  20,  1849; 
Louis  Churchill,  November  24,  1851,  died  October  12,  1881. 

Marie  Louise  Buford  died  November  10,  1860;  Thomas  Man- 
son  Buford  died  August  14,  1881. 

9.  THOMAS  LAWRENCE,  son  of  Thomas  Manson  and 
Marie  Louise  Buford,  married,  March  26,  1868,  Sallie  R.  Drewry, 
who  was  born  October  16,  1848.  Children — Samuel  Drewry, 
boin  May  3,  1869,  and  Charles  Thomas,  March  17,  1876. 

9.  CHARLES  WATTHALL,  son  of  Thomas  Manson  and 
Marie  Louise  Buford,  married,  November  9,  1887,  Helen  R. 



Briggs.  Children — Helen  Briggs,  born  September  9,  1888,  died 
August  12,  1893;  Louise  Watthall,  January  20,  1891;  Charles 
Watthall,  Jr.,  June  5,  1895. 

8.  ABRAHAM,  JR.,  son  of  Abram  and  Susan  P.  Buford, 

married - .  Daughter — Sarah  Ravenscroft. 

9.  SARAH  RAVENSCROFT,  daughter  of  Abraham  Bu¬ 
ford,  Jr.,  married,  December  9,  1857,  Colonel  John  Thomas 
Goode,  of  “Sunnyside,”  Mecklenburg  County,  Virginia.  Children 
—Juliet  V.,  born  in  1858 ;  Mary  H.,  1861 ;  William  D.,  1863 ;  Lelia 
B.,  1866. 

7.  SARAH,  daughter  of  William  and  Mary  Ragsdale  Bu¬ 
ford,  born'February  17,  1784,  married  John  Starke  Ravenscroft, 
first  bishop  of  the  diocese  of  North  Carolina,  in  1818.  She  died 
without  issue,  January  15,  1829,  and  is  buried  under  the  Episco¬ 
pal  Church  at  Williamsboro,  Granville  County,  North  Carolina. 

John  Starke  Ravenscroft  was  married  in  1792,  to  Anne  Spots- 
wood  Burwell,  born  February  14,  1773,  daughter  of  Lewis  Bur- 
well,  Mecklenburg  County.  Anne  died  in  1814,  and  he  married 
Sarah  Buford  in  1818,  and  was  made  bishop  of  North  Carolina  in 
1823,  and  died  in  1830. 

7.  WILLIAM,  son  of  William  and  Mary  Ragsdale  Buford, 
born  April  3,  1785,  married  Susan  R.  Shelton,  of  Pittsylvania 
County,  Virginia.  Children — William  Henry,  born  September 
10,  1820;  Algernon  Sidney,  January  2,  1826;  Charles  James  Fox, 
May  24,  1830. 


William  and  Clough  Shelton  signed  the  “Renunciation  of  Allegi¬ 
ance  to  Great  Britain,”  in  Albermarle  County,  Virginia,  in  1776. 
Abram  and  Crispin  Shelton  were  vestrymen  in  Camden  Parish,  Pitt¬ 
sylvania  County.  William,  Edwin,  Ralph  C.  and  Richard,  of  Am¬ 
herst  County.  Sarah  Shelton  married  Patrick  Henry.  John,  grand¬ 
son  of  Sir  Ralph  Shelton,  married  Ann  Burrett,  daughter  of  Peytop 
Randolph,  and  his  wife,  Helen  Maxwell  McCauley  Southall.  Children 

— Alexander,  never  married;  Harriet;  John,  married  -  Boyer; 

son  John,  married  Amanda  McRae;  Turner  Southall;  Philip,  and 
Southall.  Miss  Shelton  married  Robert  Anderson. 



8.  WILLIAM  HENRY,  son  of  William  and  Susan  Shelton 
Buford,  married,  in  1855,  Indiana  Wilson,  daughter  of  Colonel 
Nathaniel  Wilson,  of  Pittsylvania  County,  Virginia.  She  died 
without  issue,  in  1868.  Residence,  Norotock,  Virginia. 

8.  ALGERNON  SIDNEY,  son  of  William  and  Susan  R. 
Shelton  Buford,  married,  first,  Emily  Townes.  Child — Emily, 
born  July  4,  1859.  Algernon  Sidney  Buford  married,  for  second 
wife,  Kate  Wortham,  of  Richmond,  Virginia.  Child — Katy 
Thomas,  born  May  2,  1871.  His  third  wife  was  Mary  Cameron 
Ross,  widow  of  Robert  Strother.  Children  —  Elise  Mayo 
Strother;  Algernon  Sidney  Buford,  Jr.,  born  December  19,  1879; 
Mary  Rose,  January  4,  1882;  William  Erskine,  July  5,  1887. 

9.  EMILY,  daughter  of  Algernon  Sidney  and  Emily  T. 
Buford,  married,  January  4,  1885,  Honorable  Clement  Manley, 
Winston,  North  Carolina. 

9.  ELISE  MAYO  STROTHER,  daughter  of  Algernon  and 
Mary  C.  R.  Buford,  married  Frederick  W.  Scott.  Child — Alger¬ 
non  Sidney  Buford. 

8.  CHARLES  JAMES  FOX,  son  of  William  and  Susan 
Shelton  Buford,  married  Nannie  Chewing.  Child — Sue  Fox,  born 
in  1859. 

9.  SUE  FOX,  daughter  of  C.  J.  F.  and  Nannie  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried  Frank  Nalle.  Children — Eleanor  and  Charles  Ravenscroft. 
They  reside  at  Somerset,  Orange  County,  Virginia. 

7.  THOMAS,  son  of  William  and  Mary  Ragsdale  Buford, 
married  Martha  P.  Manson,  who  was  born  August  18,  1791. 
Children — John  Rockford,  born  October  18,  1809;  Mary  Ann 
Catherine  and  Robert  William  (twins),  February  11,  1813;  Mary 
A.  C.,  died  in  infancy;  Thomas,  April  16,  1815,  married  Mary 
James,  who  died  January  19,  1842,  leaving  one  son,  Walter,  born 
in  1842,  died  in  1861;  Edward  Walter,  born  April  8,  1818,  never 

Thomas  Buford  died  September  10,  1820.  Martha  Manson 
Buford  died  April  29,  1827. 



8.  JOHN  ROCKFORD,  son  of  Thomas  and  Martha  Man- 
son  Buford,  married,  December  24,  1833,  Emily  A.  Neal.  He 
died  October  28,  1850.  She  died  December  17,  1893.  They  lived 
near  Franklin,  Tennessee.  Children — Thomas  Edward,  born  No¬ 
vember  17,  1834,  killed  at  the  battle  of  River  Pines,  May  31, 
1862;  Mary  E.,  February  5,  1837,  died  November  20,  1890; 
Sarah  N.,  May  25,  1839;  John  Henry,  January  8,  1842,  died  Feb¬ 
ruary,  1859;  Martha  A.,  November  15,  1844;  Susan  A.,  January 
11,  1846;  Joseph  Swepson,  July  13,  1848. 

9.  SARAH  N.,  daughter  of  John  Rockford  and  Emily  N. 
Buford,  married  January  5,  1858,  W.  R.  Bethell.  Children — - 
Avondale,  born  February  20,  1860;  Walter  T.,  April  2,  1861. 

Sarah  N.  Buford  died  in  May,  1864. 

9.  JOSEPH  SWEPSON,  son  of  John  R.  and  Emily  Neal 
Buford,  married,  January  5,  1887,  Emma  Virginia  Hardy,  born 
June  18,  1864  (see  Catherine  Buford,  below).  Children — Ed¬ 
win  Hardy,  born  November  18,  1887 ;  Joseph  Swepson,  Jr.,  April 
13,  1889 ;  Cornelius  H.,  September  30,  1891.  They  live  at  Nash¬ 
ville,  Tennessee. 

10.  EDWIN  HARDY,  son  of  Joseph  S.  and  Emma  V.  H. 
Buford,  married  in  Birmingham,  Alabama,  Ella  M.  Jenkins. 
Children — Edwin  Hardy,  Jr.,  born  September  24,  1919 ;  Andrew 
Jenkins,  June  8,  1922.  Residence,  5730  Kingsbury  Place,  St. 
Louis,  Missouri. 

8.  WILLIAM  ROBERT,  son  of  Thomas  and  Martha  Man- 
son  Buford,  married,  October  12,  1837,  Emma  J.  Hardy  (see 
Catherine  Buford,  below).  Children — James  H.  and  Mary  R. 
both  died  young.  William  Robert  died  July  5,  1850.  He  lived 
at  Dinwiddie  Court  House,  Virginia,  died  there,  and  was  buried, 
with  his  daughter,  in  the  old  Pegram  burying-ground.  His  son, 
James  H.,  was  buried  at  “White  Hall.”  Emma  H.  Buford  mar¬ 
ried,  second,  E.  J.  Powell,  and  is  a  widow  a  second  time.  Lives  at 
Nashville,  Tennessee. 



8.  THOMAS,  JR.,  son  of  Thomas  and  Martha  P.  M.  Buford, 
married  Miss  James.  Child — Walter,  died  young. 

7.  JOHN,  son  of  William  and  Mary  Ragsdale  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried  Sophia  Margaretta  Knox  of  Mecklenburg  County,  Virginia, 
who  was  born  May  2,  1799,  died  July  7,  1826.  Children — William 
Knox,  born  October  8,  1818;  Thomas  Goode,  April  19,  1821 ;  John 
Ravenscroft,  March  10,  1823;  Ann  Margaretta,  July  1,  1826. 


Sophia  Margaretta  Knox,  wife  of  John  Buford,  was  a  descendant 
of  William  Murray,  Lord  Mansfield,  the  jurist.  The  first  of  the 
Murray  family  in  America  was  James,  of  Bristol  Parish,  1716.  who 
was  a  native  of  Scotland.  He  perpetuated  the  name  of  the  ancestral 
seat  in  Scotland  in  that  of  his  home,  “Athol,”  near  Petersburg.  He 
married  Anne.  Issue — James,  born  July  10,  1743;  John,  September 
13,  1744;  Anne,  August  30,  1746;  Margaret,  February  8,  1748;  Wil¬ 
liam,  May  6,  1752;  Mary,  February  22.  1754;  Thomas,  June  13,  1757. 
James  and  John  Murray  owned  large  estates  in  Mecklenburg  County, 
near  what  is  now  Chase  City,  then  called  Christianville.  Margaret 
Murray  married  Thomas  Gordon.  Issue — Nancy,  who  married  Henry 
E.  Coleman,  of  Halifax  County;  William  Murray  inherited  the  family 
seat,  “Athol,”  and  was  known  as  the  “Duke  of  Athol.”  Mary  Mur¬ 
ray  married,  first.  Alexander  Gordon,  a  merchant  of  Petersburg,  and 
a  native  of  Scotland  ;  second,  Colonel  William  Davies,  son  of  Rev. 
Samuel  Davies,  the  apostle  of  Presbyterianism  in  Virginia,  who  was 
a  graduate  of  Princeton  College,  read  law  with  Richard  Stockton, 
who  had  acted  as  his  guardian;  returned  to  Virginia  at  the  beginning 
of  the  Revolution,  enlisted  in  the  army,  and  attained  the  rank  of 
colonel,  served  with  distinction,  enjoying  the  friendship  of  Washing¬ 
ton.  and  was  Commissioner  of  War.  After  the  war  he  was  employed 
at  Philadelphia,  to  settle  the  war  claims  of  Virginia.  Afterwards 
he  settled  at  Brandyford,  and  practiced  his  profession.  He  was  ap¬ 
pointed  by  Washington  collector  of  the  Port  of  Norfolk,  which  posi¬ 
tion  he  held  until  1801. 

Alexander  and  Mary  Murray  Gordon  had  issue — Peggy,  married 
first,  William  Knox,  of  Philadelphia,  who  died  in  1809,  in  Petersburg; 
married,  second.  Colonel  Grief  Green,  a  lawyer,  of  Mecklenburg 
County.  Issue  of  the  first  marriage  (Knox) — Mary  Anne,  married 
Dr.  Thomas  Goode,  of  Warm  Springs;  Sophia  Margaretta,  married 
John  Buford;  William  Alexander,  Eliza  and  John.  Issue  of  the 
second  marriage  (Green) — Henry. 

Colonel  William  and  Mary  Murray  Davies  (her  second  marriage) 
had  issue — Mary  Ann,  who  married  Fortesque  Whittle,  an  ardent 
Protestant  Liberal,  who  entered  warmly  into  the  trouble  which 



brought  Robert  Emmett  to  the  block.  He  joined  his  brother,  Conway, 
in  Norfolk  and  settled  there.  Issue — William  Conway,  captain, 
United  States  Navy,  and  commodore  Confederate  States  Navy,  mar¬ 
ried  Elizabeth  Kennon,  sister  of  Beverly  Kennon,  commodore  United 
States  Navy,  killed  by  an  explosion  on  board  the  United  States 
Steamer  Princeton,  in  1844;  of  Richard  Kennon,  purser,  United 
States  Navy;  of  Sally  Short  Kennon,  who  married  Commodore 
Arthur  Sinclair,  United  States  Navy;  and  of  George  Tarry  Kennon, 
surgeon,  United  States  Navy;  James,  who  married,  first,  Mary 
Coler;  second,  Camelia  Skipwith,  granddaughter  of  William  Murray; 
John  S.,  surgeon  United  States  Navy;  Lewis  U. ;  Stephen  Decatur; 
Francis  M.,  bishop  of  the  Potestant  Episcopal  Church  of  Virginia  ; 
Powhattan,  colonel  Confederate  States  Army. 

8.  WILLIAM  KNOX,  son  of  John  and  Sophia  M.  K.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Isabel  McWhorter,  resided  at  Montgomery,  Ala¬ 
bama,  had  one  child,  Mary  William  Knox.  William  K.  Buford 
died  in  Cuba,  where  he  went  for  his  health.  His  wife  married, 
second,  J.  B.  Whattey.  She  died  in  January,  1898. 

9.  MARY  W.  K.,  daughter  of  William  K.  and  Isabel  Mc¬ 
Whorter  Buford,  married  Dr.  Francis,  son  of  Commodore  D om¬ 
en  ick  Lynch,  United  States  Navy.  Children— William  Francis, 
died  in  infancy;  Junius  Francis,  John  Shaw,  Buford  and  Francis. 
Dr.  Francis  Lynch  died,  and  his  widow  married  T.  E.  Powell. 
Children — Knoxie  and  Llewellyn. 

10.  JUNIUS  FRANCIS,  son  of  Dr.  Francis  and  Mary  W. 
K.  B.  Lynch,  married,  in  1891,  Lucy,  daughter  of  ex-Governor 
Janies  Kemper,  of  Virginia.  Child — Virginia  K.,  Norfolk,  Vir¬ 

10.  JOHN  SHAW,  son  of  Dr.  Francis  and  Mary  W.  K.  B. 
Lynch,  married,  in  1892,  Miss  Metcalf,  daughter  of  H.  B.  Met¬ 
calf,  of  Alabama.  Child — Beatrice  Metcalf. 

8.  ANN  MARGARETTA,  daughter  of  John  and  Sophia  Bu¬ 
ford,  married,  January,  1856,  William  Healy ;  went  from  Virginia 
to  Georgia  in  1844,  thence  to  Montgomery,  Alabama,  where  he 
died.  She  is  still  living  there. 

7.  CATHERINE,  daughter  of  William  and  Mary  Ragsdale 
Buford,  born  September  4,  1791,  married,  October  14,  1815, 



Henry  Bur  well.  They  were  burned  to  death  at  “Stoneland,”  the 
home  of  the  Burwells,  in  Mecklenburg  County,  Virginia,  Kath¬ 
erine  dying  January  2,  1816,  and  her  husband,  January  4,  1816. 

6.  CATHERINE,  daughter  of  Henry  and  Frances  Beau- 
ford,  married  Covington  Hardy,  of  London,  England.  Children 
— Vincent,  born  January  17,  1770;  Charles,  Miles,  John,  Henry, 
Amelia,  Priscilla  and  Letitia.  Covington  and  Catherine  Hardy 
lived,  died  and  were  buried  at  their  homestead,  “White  Hall,” 
Lunenburg  County,  Virginia. 

7.  VINCENT,  son  of  Covington  and  Catherine  Hardy, 
married,  first,  June  5,  1802,  Mary  Ann  P.  Betts,  born  October  24, 
1785.  Children — Miles,  born  March  7,  1803,  died  January  29, 
1834 ;  Abraham,  October  25,  1804,  died.  Mary  Ann  B.  Hardy 
died  October  25,  1894.  Vincent  married,  second,  February  14, 
1809,  Sarah  Penn,  born  September  17,  1783.  Children — Edwin, 
born  November  29,  1809,  died  September  11,  1830;  Griffin  Or- 
gain,  March  14,  1811,  died  in  1896;  Dabney,  1812,  married  twice; 
second  wife,  Marie,  lived  at  Hollvdale,  Virginia;  Minerva  Eliza¬ 
beth,  December  17,  1814,  died  August  30,  1877 ;  Lucy  Orgain, 
September  5,  1816,  died  September  2,  1896;  Petronilla  Sharp, 
April  1,  1820;  Martha  Armistead,  July  29,  1821,  married  H.  O. 
Eanes,  of  Danville,  Virginia;  Sarah  Vincent,  December  8,  1822, 
married  Richard  Barnes,  Blackstone,  Virginia.  Lived  in  Lunen¬ 
burg  County,  Virginia. 

Vincent  Hardy  died  September  22,  1861. 

8.  LUCY  ORGAIN,  daughter  of  Vincent  and  Sarah  P. 
Hardy,  married,  February  22,  1843,  Richard  Henry  Sharp,  born 
September  7,  1798,  son  of  Turner  and  Jones  Sharp.  (Jones  fam¬ 
ily  prominent  in  Caswell  County,  North  Carolina.)  Children — 
Richard  Henry,  born  March  30,  1844;  Edward  Vincent,  Decem¬ 
ber  14,  1846;  Martha  Orgain,  1848,  died  in  1849;  Robert,  Octo¬ 
ber,  1851.  Home,  Lawrenceville,  Virginia. 


8.  SARAH,  daughter  of  Vincent  and  Sarah  P.  Hardy,  mar¬ 
ried,  first,  July  17,  1850,  Enos  H.  Barnes.  After  his  death  she 
married  his  brother,  Richard,  sons  of  Asa. 

7.  CHARLES,  son  of  Covington  and  Catherine  B.  Hardy, 
married  and  had  sixteen  children. 

7.  MILES,  son  of  Covington  and  Catherine  B.  Hardy,  mar¬ 
ried  and  had  seven  children. 

7.  JOHN,  son  of  Covington  and  Catherine  B.  Hardy,  mar¬ 
ried  and  had  ten  children. 

7.  HENRY,  son  of  Covington  and  Catherine  B.  Hardy, 
married,  first,  in  1812,  Mary  Sterling  Neblett.  Children — Vir¬ 
ginia;  Emma  J.,  born  in  1815,  married,  first,  William  R.  Buford 
(see  Thomas  above)  ;  second,  E.  J.  Powell;  James  S. ;  William 
H.;  Mary  E.,  died  June  20,  1896,  and  Edwin  C.,  twins,  August  4, 
1823.  Henry  married,  second,  Permelia  Betts,  of  Virginia.  Chil¬ 
dren — George  H.,  died,  Cornelius,  John,  Charles  B.,  Permelia  H., 
Missouri  H.,  Herbert  E.,  Leonora  J.,  Susan  P.,  Lucy  H.  and 
Frances.  Charles  B.,  Leonora  J.  and  Frances  lived  in  Blackstone, 

8.  EMMA  J.,  daughter  of  Henry  and  Mary  S.  N.  Hardy, 
married  William  Robert  Buford  (see  above  Thomas  1st) . 

8.  EDWIN  COVINGTON,  son  of  Henry  and  Mary  S.  N. 
Hardy,  married  in  1858,  Annie  Eastman,  of  Eutaw,  Alabama. 
Children — Mary  E.,  born  May  31,  1859;  John  H.,  April  16,  1861, 
died  June  25,  1883 ;  Emma  V.,  June  18,  1864.i " 

Edwin  Covington  died  March  4,  1886. 

9.  MARY  E.,  daughter  of  Edwin  Covington  and  Annie  E. 
Hardy,  married,  May  30,  1891,  R.  S.  Bruno,  of  Birmingham, 
Alabama.  Child — Richard,  born  November  4,  1892. 

9.  EMMA  V.,  daughter  of  Edwin  C.  and  Annie  E.  Hardy, 
married  Joseph  Swepson  Buford  (see  above,  Thomas  1st) . 

7.  AMELIA,  daughter  of  Covington  and  Catherine  B. 
Hardy,  married  Mr.  McQuie  and  had  five  children. 

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8.  PRISCILLA,  married  Mr.  Wyatt  and  moved  to  Ten¬ 

8.  LETITIA,  married  Dr.  Asa  Barnes,  had  four  children 
and  died  August  16,  1828. 


William  Hardy’s  will  was  made  in  1790.  He  mentions  his 
children,  John,  Covington,  Stith  and  Thomas,  his  son-in-law,  Lydal 
Bacon,  also  his  brother,  Covington  Hardy.  Lydal  Bacon’s  will  is 
dated  July  21,  1775;  wife’s  name  is  given  as  Mary.  Children  are — 
Elizabeth  (Gordon),  Lucy  (Langston),  Ann  (Dixon),  Sarah  (Glem), 
Lydal,  Richard,  Edward  Parkes  and  Drury.  Covington  Hardy’s  will 
is  dated  January  3,  1814. 



6.  JAMES,  son  of  Henry  and  Frances  Beauford,  of  Amelia 
County,  Virginia,  married  Priscilla  Ragsdale,  born  November  25, 
1746.  Children — Sicily,  born  January  8,  1771;  Henry,  July  10, 
1772;  John,  July  5,  1774;  Frances,  October  17,  1776;  Spencer, 
September  7,  1778;  Charles,  August  29,  1780;  Charlotte,  October 
26,  1782;  James,  Jr.,  December  30,  1784;  Edward,  May  15,  1787 ; 
Priscilla,  July  2,  1789;  Mary,  March  15,  1792;  Catherine,  May 
30,  1793. 

James  Buford  was  born  in  Brunswick  Parish,  Amelia  Coun¬ 
ty,  Virginia,  married  and  lived  in  Lunenburg  County  until  1803, 
when  he  went  to  Tennessee  and  settled  in  Williamson  County, 
eight  miles  south  of  Franklin.  He  helped  lay  out  the  town  of 

7.  SICILY,  daughter  of  James  and  Priscilla  Ragsdale  Bu¬ 
ford,  married,  first,  James  Lester,  who  was  born  August  30,  1792. 
Sons — John,  who  went  to  Colorado,  married  and  had  a  large  fam¬ 
ily  (dead),  and  James,  went  to  Birmingham,  Alabama.  Sicily 
married,  second,  Alexander  Reid.  Children — Sarah  Buford, 
Catherine,  Priscilla  and  Mary. 

8.  SARAH  BUFORD,  daughter  of  Alexander  and  Sicily  B. 
Reid,  married  Leonard  Donavant,  whose  descendants  live  at 
Laudervale,  Tennessee. 

8.  PRISCILLA,  daughter  of  Alexander  and  Sicily  B.  Reid, 
married  William  Edmonson. 

8.  MARY,  daughter  of  Alexander  and  Sicily  B.  Reid,  mar¬ 
ried  P.  H.  McCutcheon. 

7.  HENRY,  son  of  James  and  Priscilla  R.  Buford,  married 
Sarah  Jackson,  born  March  13,  1778.  Children — Benjamin,  born 
December  29,  1796;  James  R.,  October  13,  1798;  never  married, 
died  in  1818;  William  S.,  May  9,  1800,  never  married,  died  June 



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10,  1813;  John  V.,  October  26,  1801;  Elizabeth  P.,  April  1,  1803, 
died  June  11,  1852;  Martha  M.,  April  30,  1805,  never  married, 
died  in  1817 ;  Edward  B.,  December  11,  1806,  died  August  27, 
1872;  Patrick  H.,  December  6,  1809,  never  married,  died  in  Jan¬ 
uary,  1869;  Abram  V.,  June  6,  1812;  Larkin  W.,  October  5,  1813; 
Sarah  Ann,  September  19,  1821,  died  in  1877.  Lived  in  Lunen¬ 
burg  County,  Virginia. 

8.  BENJAMIN,  son  of  Henry  and  Sarah  J.  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried,  1824,  Bettie  Morgan.  Children — Raleigh  M.,  born  in  1825, 
died  in  1867 ;  Samuel,  1827,  died  in  1828. 

Benjamin,  Jr.,  died  in  1845.  Bettie  died  in  1865.  Lived  in 
North  Alabama. 

8.  EDWARD  B.,  son  of  Henry  and  Sarah  J.  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried,  in  1830,  Margaret  Tucker.  Children — James  F.,  born  in 
1831,  died  in  1865 ;  Bettie,  1833,  died  in  1866.  Edward  B.  Buford 
died  in  1869. 

Margaret  T.  Buford  died  in  1841.  Lived  at  Collirene,  Ala¬ 

8.  ABRAM  V.,  son  of  Henry  and  Sarah  J.  Buford,  married, 
in  1839,  Katherine  Barton,  born  in  1818.  Children — Lizzie,  born 
in  1840;  William  Larkin,  1842;  Sarah  A.,  1844;  James  Barton, 
1846,  died  in  1852;  Julia  Ann,  1854;  John  Robert,  1856;  Nancy 
Jane,  1858. 

Abram  V.  Buford  died  in  1874.  Katherine  died  in  1874. 
Lived  at  Dongola,  Illinois. 

9.  WILLIAM  LARKIN  is  a  physician  and  lives  in  Mount  • 
Willing,  Alabama. 

8.  JOHN  V.,  son  of  Henry  and  Sarah  J.  Buford,  married 
August  14,  1828,  Sarah  A.  Young,  born  October  14,  1804.  Chil¬ 
dren — William  H.,  born  March  22,  1830,  died  June  12,  1882;  John 
R.,  March  25,  1832,  died  April  4,  1863;  Sarah  Ann,  July  5,  1834; 
Mary  Jane,  October  31,  1836;  Martha  F.,  March  25,  1838,  died 
February  22,  1859  ;  James  E.,  June  19,  1841 ;  Susan  E.,  August  25, 


1844,  died  June  15,  1871;  Frederick  H.,  April  5,  1847,  died  Oc¬ 
tober  8,  1849. 

John  V.  Buford  died  November  8,  1879.  Susan  A.  Buford, 
died  July  12,  1868.  Lived  in  Collirene,  Lowndes  County,  Ala¬ 

9.  JAMES  E.,  son  of  John  V.  and  Sarah  A.  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried,  March  24,  1870,  M.  C.  Knight.  Children — Fannie  0.,  born 
August  23,  1871;  Mary  L.,  September  13,  1873;  John  E.,  Febru¬ 
ary  25,  1876;  William  C.,  February  28,  1878,  died  March  9,  1897 ; 
Susan  E.,  February  18,  1880;  Jessie  W.,  June  24,  1882;  Addie  J., 
August  27,  1885,  died  June  12,  1891 ;  Kate  B.,  May  24,  1888;  Lela 
M.,  January  31,  1891.  They  live  at  Ad  Hall,  Milam  County, 

10.  FANNIE  0.,  daughter  of  James  E.  and  M.  K.  Buford, 
married  R.  L.  Bowden. 

10.  MARY  L.,  daughter  of  James  E.  and  M.  K.  Buford, 
married  F.  M.  Barnes. 

10.  JOHN  E.,  son  of  James  E.  and  M.  K.  Buford,  married 
Annie  Bassett. 

10.  SUSAN  E.,  daughter  of  James  E.  and  M.  K.  Buford, 
married  Robert  Enett. 

8.  LARKIN  W.,  son  of  Henry  and  Sarah  J.  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried,  in  1843,  Mary  T.  Bacon,  born  in  1825.  Children — Marcellus, 
born  in  1846,  died  in  1848;  Taylor,  1848;  Sarah,  1850,  died  in 
1870;  Henry  Bascom,  1852;  Virginia,  1854;  Emma  Louisa,  1856; 
Ida  E.,  1860,  died  in  1877;  John  Robert,  1862;  Benjamin  Wat¬ 
kins,  1864;  Larkin  Fletcher,  1866,  died  in  1872;  Lizzie  Love,  1868. 
They  live  in  Collirene,  Alabama. 

9.  TAYLOR,  son  of  Larkin  W.  and  Mary  B.  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried,  in  1879,  Emma  Gray,  born  in  1861,  died  in  1880.  Taylor 
Buford  died  in  1880.  They  lived  in  Collirene,  Alabama. 

9.  HENRY  BASCOM,  son  of  Larkin  W.  and  Mary  B.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married,  first,  Callie  Frederick.  Children — Sallie,  born  in 
1873,  married  Mr.  Collins  and  lives  at  Keystone,  Alabama;  Rob- 



ert  Lewis,  1877,  lives  at  Centerville,  Alabama;  Florence,  1881, 
married  Mr.  McElroy  and  lives  at  Bham,  Alabama.  Henry  Bas- 
com  Buford,  married,  for  his  second  wife,  Annie  Laura  Barnette, 
December,  1889.  Children — Homer  Franklin,  born  in  1891,  mar¬ 
ried  Cross  and  lives  at  401  Randolph  Avenue,  Bham,  Alabama; 
Mary,  died;  William  Larkin,  died;  Benjamin  M.,  1895,  lives  at 
1700  South  Eleventh  Street,  Bham,  Alabama;  Beatrice,  1895, 
married  Mr.  Battles  and  lives  in  Centerville,  Alabama;  Walter 
Huston,  1905;  Bessie,  died;  Lelia  Belle,  1901;  Henry  Wilson, 
1907.  Home,  Centerville,  Alabama. 

9.  VIRGINIA,  daughter  of  Larkin  W.  and  Mary  B.  Buford, 
married  Stephen  W.  Frederick  in  1870.  Children — Mary  Ella, 
born  in  1874;  Arthur,  1877. 

Virginia  Frederick  died  in  1882.  Home,  Collirene,  Alabama. 

9.  EMMA  LOUISE,  daughter  of  Larkin  W.  and  Mary  B. 
Buford,  married  Mumfort  De  Jarnette  in  1875.  Emma  B.  De 
Jarnette  died  in  1878.  Home,  Collirene,  Alabama. 

9.  JOHN  ROBERT,  son  of  Larkin  W.  and  Mary  B.  Buford, 
married  Mary  Ray,  December,  1891.  Children — Ida  V.,  born  in 
1892;  Wilneta,  1894;  Martha  M.,  1897. 

9.  BENJAMIN  WADKINS,  son  of  Larkin  W.  and  Mary  B. 
Buford,  married,  Pauline  Crook. 

7.  FRANCES,  daughter  of  James  and  Priscilla  R.  Buford, 
married  Ewen  Cameron.  Son — Ewen,  Jr.,  went  to  Missouri  and 
died  there. 

7.  SPENCER,  SR.,  son  of  James  and  Priscilla  R.  Buford, 
married,  first,  December  9,  1801,  Elizabeth  Giddens,  born  June 

17,  1783.  Children — Amelia  H.,  born  November  28,  1802,  died 
November  12,  1840;  Francis,  May  29,  1804,  died  October  20, 
1824;  James,  October  16,  1806,  died  November  1,  1811;  William 
C.,  May  29,  1809;  Mary,  November  2,  1811;  Margaret,  December 

18,  1813,  died  February,  1816;  Thomas,  August  18,  1817,  died 
June  12,  1820;  Susan,  September  29,  1820.  Elizabeth  G.  Buford 
died  April  13,  1832,  and  Spencer,  married,  second,  November  12, 



1835,  Mary  W.  Anthony  McClellan,  born  February  27,  1804, 
widow  of  William  McClellan.  Children — John  W.,  born  August 
24,  1836;  James  A.,  April  27,  1839;  Thomas  Spencer,  April  14, 
1841 ;  Sarah  Eliza,  November  4,  1842;  Spencer,  Jr.,  September  6, 

Spencer  Buford,  Sr.,  died  July  5,  1845.  Mary  A.  Buford  died 
December  23,  1881. 


Francis,  born  October  1,  1753,  in  Virginia,  married  Mary  White 
and  went  to  Williamson  County,  Tennessee,  and  died  there.  May  11, 
1830.  Children — Elizabeth,  married  Spencer  Buford;  Sarah,  married 
Charles  Buford;  Mary,  married  James  Buford;  James,  married 
Priscilla  Buford;  Nancy,  married  Samuel  Ward;  Frances,  married 
Rachel  Gilchrist  and  had  three  children,  and  after  the  death  of 
Frances  she  married  Colonel  McConnell  and  had  two  daughters  and  a 
a  son;  Margaret  McConnell,  died  unmarried.  Mary  White  Giddens 
had  sisters  and  brothers,  Robert  White;  Chapman,  married  Martha; 
Patsy,  married  Maury  William;  Nancy,  married  Manly;  Penelope, 
married  Ragsdale;  Ann,  married  Ashland. 

8.  AMELIA  H.,  daughter  of  Spencer,  Sr.,  and  Elizabeth  G. 
Buford,  married  Dr.  Elijah,  son  of  John  Thompson,  of  North 
Carolina,  and  brother  of  Elizabeth,  who  married  Gabriel  Buford. 
(See  below.) 

Amelia  Thompson  died  childless,  November  12,  1840. 

8.  WILLIAM  CALHOUN,  son  of  Spencer  and  Elizabeth  G. 
Buford,  married,  first,  May  24,  1839,  or  1840,  his  cousin  Harriet, 
daughter  of  Gabriel  Buford,  born  in  1820.  Children — Mary 
Elizabeth,  born  in  1841;  James  Leslie,  March  31,  1845;  Alice, 
May,  1847;  William  Calhoun,  Jr.,  December,  1849.  Harriet  Bu¬ 
ford,  died  in  1849,  and  William  C.  Buford,  Sr.,  married,  second, 
Nannie  Gillespie,  in  1850.  Children — George  Gillespie,  born  in 
1853,  and  Catherine,  1862. 

William  Calhoun  Buford,  Sr.,  died  in  1888,  and  Nannie 
Gillespie  Buford  died  in  1896. 



9.  MARY  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  William  C.  and  Har¬ 
riet  Buford,  married,  first,  in  1861,  Rufus  Hall  and  had  one 
child.  Rufus  Hall  died  and  Mary  B.  married,  second,  C.  C.  Van 
Noy.  They  have  two  children  and  live  in  Tishomingo,  Oklahoma. 

9.  JAMES  LESLIE,  son  of  William  C.,  Sr.,  and  Harriet  B. 
Buford,  married,  January  9,  1867,  Mary  Gillespie.  Children — 
Leslie  Winder,  born  October  17,  1867 ;  Maud  Ellen,  born  Decem¬ 
ber  1,  1869;  Gaston  Reedy,  January  1,  1875;  Sarah  Mary,  No¬ 
vember  7,  1876;  William  Howard,  February  13,  1880;  Michael 
Farrell,  October  24,  1883,  died  July  5,  1891. 

10.  LESLIE  WINDER,  son  of  James  L.  and  Mary  G.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  E.  Blanch  Stephens,  April  5,  1893. 

10.  MAUD  ELLEN,  daughter  of  James  L.  and  Mary  G. 
Buford,  married  Lee  Webb,  November  11,  1891. 

9.  ALICE,  daughter  of  William  C.,  Jr.,  and  Harriet  B.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  John  N.  Wiley,  May  24,  1866.  They  have  nine  chil¬ 
dren  and  live  in  Tishomingo,  Oklahoma. 

9.  WILLIAM  CALHOUN,  JR.,  son  of  William  C.,  Sr.,  and 
Harriet  B.  Buford,  married  Alice  Dale  Duncan.  They  have  eight 

9.  DR.  GEORGE  GILLESPIE,  son  of  William  Calhoun,  Sr., 
and  Nannie  Gillespie  Buford,  born  in  1853,  married  in  1881, 
Susan  Emeline  Moss,  who  was  born  in  1857.  Children — Corinne, 
born  in  1882;  Louise,  1883;  Maud,  1885;  Lillian,  1887;  Mar¬ 
guerite,  1889;  Miriam,  1892;  George  Gillespie,  Jr.,  1895;  Evelyn, 
1897.  Susan  E.  Moss  Buford  died  in  1899,  and  Dr.  G.  G.  Buford, 
married,  for  his  second  wife,  Mrs.  Wilhilmina  Hawkins  Brevard, 
of  Huntington,  Tennessee.  Dr.  G.  G.  Buford  is  a  practicing  phy¬ 
sician,  Memphis,  Tennessee,  505  Alabama  Avenue. 

10.  CORINNE,  daughter  of  Dr.  George  G.  and  Susan  Moss 
Buford,  married  Theodore  J.  Hunn,  in  1910.  Home,  560  La  Clede 
Avenue,  Memphis,  Tennessee. 




10.  LOUISE,  daughter  of  Dr.  G.  G.  and  Susan  Moss  Bu- 
. foil’d,  is  a  nurse  and  employed  in  the  State  Department  of  Health, 
Cheyenne,  Wyoming. 

10.  MAUD,  daughter  of  Dr.  G.  G.  and  Susan  Moss  Buford, 
is  a  nurse,  1000  Corona  Street,  Denver,  Colorado. 

10.  LILLIAN,  daughter  of  Dr.  G.  G.  and  Susan  Moss  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Peter  A.  Deish,  in  1910.  He  is  State  Senator  of 
Arkansas.  Home,  Barton,  Arkansas.  They  have  four  children — 
Dorothy,  born  in  1911;  Peter,  1913;  Susan,  1918,  and  Lillian, 

10.  MARGUERITE,  daughter  of  Dr.  G.  G.  and  Susan  Moss 
Buford,  married  George  W.  Webster,  in  1912,  and  has  one  child 
— Marguerite,  Jr.,  born  in  1916.  Home,  250  North  Waldren  Ave¬ 
nue,  Memphis,  Tennessee. 

10.  MARIAM,  daughter  of  Dr.  G.  G.  and  Susan  Moss  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Henry  H.  Norman.  Three  children — Henry  H., 
Jr.,  born  in  1916;  George  Buford,  1918,  and  Louise,  1922. 
Home,  Hardy,  Arkansas. 

10.  GEORGE  GILLESPIE,  JR.,  son  of  Dr.  G.  G.  and  Susan 
Moss  Buford,  is  attending  Purdue  University,  West  LaFayecte, 

10.  EVELYN,  daughter  of  Dr.  G.  G.  and  Susan  Moss  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Harry  G.  Kemker,  in  1921.  Home,  294  Lewis 
Street,  Memphis,  Tennessee. 

9.  CATHERINE,  daughter  of  William  C.  and  Nancy  Gilles¬ 
pie  Buford,  married  Daniel  Bell  Spyker,  had  four  children  and 
died  in  1891. 

8.  MARY,  daughter  of  Spencer  and  Elizabeth  G.  Buford, 
married  her  cousin,  Robert  J.,  son  of  Gabriel  Buford.  (See  Jo- 
siah  Buford,  below.) 

8.  SUSAN,  daughter  of  Spencer  and  Elizabeth  G.  Buford, 
married,  in  1838,  Andrew  J.,  son  of  Philemon  Buford,  of  South 
Carolina,  and  his  second  wife,  Sarah  Smythe.  (See  Warren  Bu¬ 



8.  JOHN  W.,  son  of  Spencer  and  Mary  McClellan  Buford, 
married,  July  20,  1865,  Emma  Sidney  Byers,  whose  mother  was 
a  sister  of  General  Albert  Sidney  Johnson.  Children — Emma 
Sidney,  born  September  23,  1868;  Mary  Howard,  January  21, 
1870;  John  W.,  Jr.,  September  10,  1871. 

John  W.  Buford  died  in  1898.  He  was  reared  in  Williamson 
County,  Tennessee,  received  an  academic  education,  graduated 
from  Lebanon  Law  School,  and  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  1859. 
He  went  to  Obion  County,  Tennessee,  and,  in  1861,  enlisted  in 
Company  H,  Ninth  Tennessee  Infantry,  known  as  the  old  “Obion 
Avalanche. ”  Afterwards  he  transferred  to  the  Sixth  Tennessee 
Regiment,  was  wounded  and  captured  at  the  battle  of  Perryville, 
Kentucky,  and  held  prisoner  for  several  months.  When  ex¬ 
changed  in  1863,  he  rejoined  his  regiment  at  Shelby ville,  Tennes¬ 
see,  and  served  as  lieutenant-colonel  until  the  close  of  the  war. 
He  returned  to  Williamson  County  and  practiced  law  until  1872, 
when  he  went  to  Jackson.  He  was  mayor  of  the  town  for  two 
years.  In  April,  1884,  he  was  appointed  clerk  of  the  Supreme 
Court  of  the  Western  District  of  Tennessee  and  held  this  position 
until  his  death. 

8.  JAMES  A.,  son  of  Spencer  and  Mary  McClellan  Buford, 
married,  October  8,  1857,  Amarilla  Baugh.  Children — Thomas 
W.,  born  September  20,  1858,  died  August  11,  1875;  John  W., 
September  8,  1861 ;  Mary  Elizabeth,  February  11, 1866;  James  P., 
January  18,  1868;  Albert  Sidney,  September  26,  1870;  Lazinska 
A.,  June  14,  1873;  Robert  Lee,  April  22,  1876.  He  lives  in 
Crockett  County,  Tennessee. 

9.  JOHN  W.,  son  of  James  and  Amarilla  B.  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried  Laura  Harrell.  Two  children. 

9.  MARY  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  James  A.  and  Ama¬ 
rilla  B.  Buford,  married  March  11,  1883,  R.  Frank  Paston.  Five 

9.  JAMES  P.,  son  of  James  A.  and  Amarilla  B.  Buford, 
married,  December  10,  1890,  Elizabeth  Jennings. 




8.  THOMAS  SPENCER,  son  of  Spencer,  Sr.,  and  Mary 
McClellan  Buford,  married,  August  10,  1859,  Sarah  Eliza  Whit- 
sett.  Child — Mary,  born  January  14,  1861. 

9.  MARY,  daughter  of  Thomas  S.  and  Sarah  W.  Buford, 
married,  May  23,  1878,  William  Mallory.  Children — Clarence, 
born  March  11,  1879;  Marie  Louise,  September,  1881;  Willie 
James  (girl),  November  8,  1893. 

8.  SARAH  ELIZA,  daughter  of  Spencer,  Sr.,  and  Mary 
McClellan  Buford,  married,  February  25,  1858,  Matthew  F. 
Maury.  Children — Richard  Launcelot,  born  May  9,  1860;  Mary 
Spencer,  July  4,  1862;  Annie  Herndon,  February  28,  1866;  Frank 
Cheatham,  March  21,  1868;  Matthew  Fortune,  March  19,  1870; 
Samuel  Perkins,  July  7,  1872;  Margaretta,  December  13,  1874; 
Bethenia,  February  14,  1877;  Clinton  Rowland,  January  21, 
1880;  and  Florence,  January  24,  1883. 

9.  FRANCIS  CHEATHAM,  son  of  Matthew  F.  and  Sarah 

B.  Maury,  married,  September  21,  1895, - . 

8.  SPENCER,  JR.,  son  of  Spencer,  Sr.,  and  Mary  McClel¬ 
lan  Buford,  married,  first,  September  13,  1865,  Madora  Stephen¬ 
son.  Children — William  J.,  born  July  27,  1866;  Thomas  C.,  Oc¬ 
tober  20,  1869;  Joseph  T.,  October  20,  1871.  Madora  S.  Buford 
died,  and  Spencer,  Jr.,  married,  second,  July  24,  1873,  Mrs.  Jen¬ 
nie  Boyd.  Children — James  S.,  born  June  1,  1874;  Lena,  Sep¬ 
tember  22,  1875;  John  W.,  December  16,  1876;  Gray,  November 
14,  1878;  Enid  Pixey,  August  26,  1880;  Eugene,  February  6, 
1882;  Amarilla,  June  17,  1885;  Emma  Sidney,  August  14,  1887 ; 
Mary  W.  and  Francis  (twins),  November  14,  1889. 

9.  WILLIAM  J.,  son  of  Spencer,  Jr.,  and  Madora  S.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married,  in  November,  1892,  Mattie  Branch.  Children — 
Saidie  Lee,  born  in  September,  1893;  Bessie  May,  May,  1896. 

9.  JAMES  S.,  son  of  Spencer,  Jr.,  and  Jennie  B.  Buford, 
married,  May  23,  1895,  Ellen  Thomas.  Child — Ida  May,  born 
March  8,  1896. 


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7.  CHARLES,  son  of  James  and  Priscilla  R.  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried,  October  27,  1804,  Sarah  T.  Giddens,  born,  September  10, 
1786.  Children — Mary  W.,  born  December  7,  1805;  Priscilla  R., 
November  22,  1806;  Nicholas  C.,  August  7,  1808;  Lucinda  G.,  Oc¬ 
tober  10,  1810;  Gilbert,  September  14,  1818,  died  September  30, 
1818;  Martha  M.,  1820;  Sarah  T.,  April  10,  1822,  and  Kenzia  A., 
September  29,  1826. 

8.  MARY  W.,  daughter  of  Charles  and.  Sarah  G.  Buford, 
married,  October  29,  1821,  James  W.  Combs.  Children — Frances 
E.,  Elizabeth,  Evaline,  Ann,  Micah,  Julia,  Mary,  James,  Henry 
and  Alice.  Frances  E.,  Micah  and  James  only  are  living. 

9.  FRANCES  E.,  daughter  of  James  W.  and  Mary  B. 
Combs,  married,  first,  Abraham  Hosford,  of  Connecticut.  He 
died  two  months  after  their  marriage.  Ten  years  after,  she  mar¬ 
ried,  second,  James  L.  Holmes.  Children  by  second  husband — J. 
Sterling,  Frederick,  died  in  infancy,  Mary  Alice,  Frances  and 
Julia,  both  died  in  infancy,  and  Henry.  Residence,  Iuka,  Miss¬ 

10.  J.  STERLING,  son  of  James  L.  and  Frances  E.  Holmes, 
married  Miss  Hill.  Children — Clara,  died  in  infancy,  Robert  Lee, 
Buford,  Julia  Addem,  died  in  infancy,  Ella,  Jimmie  (girl)  and 
Henry.  Residence,  Iuka,  Mississippi. 

11.  ROBERT  LEE,  son  of  J.  Sterling  and  -  Hill 

Holmes,  married  Ida  Sanders.  Residence,  Harrisburg,  Arkansas. 

10.  MARY  ALICE,  daughter  of  James  L.  and  Frances  E. 
Holmes,  married  James  Sayer.  Five  children,  two  living — 
Thomas  and  Florence. 

10.  HENRY,  son  of  James  L.  and  Frances  E.  Holmes,  mar¬ 
ried  Miss  Michel.  Children — Myrtle,  John  and  Roy.  Residence, 
Harrisburg,  Arkansas. 

8.  PRISCILLA,  daughter  of  Charles  and  Sarah  G.  Buford, 
married,  first,  Dr.  Judkins.  Children — Joseph  and  Margaret. 
Dr.  Judkins  died.  Priscilla  married,  second,  James  Massey.  Chil¬ 
dren — Sarah  and  Mary  (twins)  ;  the  latter  died  in  infancy,  and 



Sarah  married  several  times.  James  Massey  died  and  Priscilla 
R.  married,  third,  L.  B.  McConico.  No  issue. 

9.  JOSEPHINE,  daughter  of  Dr.  and  Priscilla  R.  Judkins, 
married  Mr.  Keeney,  of  Pontotoc  County,  Mississippi.  They  had 
one  child,  who  died  in  infancy.  Mr.  Keeney  died,  and  Josephine 
married,  second,  Mr.  Egell,  of  Meridan,  Mississippi. 

9.  MARGARET,  daughter  of  Dr.  and  Priscilla  R.  Judkins, 
married  Mr.  Brown.  Children — Lucinda,  Thomas  and  William, 
all  dead. 

8.  NICHOLAS,  C.,  son  of  Charles  and  Sarah  G.  Buford, 
married,  first,  June  28,  1832,  Ann  A.  Le  Suer.  No  issue.  Ann 
died,  and  Nicholas  C.  married,  second,  March  6,  1838,  Elizabeth 
W.  Brandon.  Children — Charles,  born  March  3,  1839 ;  Richard 
Brandon,  November  5,  1840;  Elb*'idge  Gerry,  December  10,  1843: 
Lewis  Cass,  December  23,  1844,  killed  May  31,  1864,  in  the  Con¬ 
federate  States  Army;  Irene,  December  6,  1846;  Lucretia,  July 
11,  1848;  William  Abernethy,  October  7,  1851,  died  February  25, 
1854;  Sarah,  August  29,  1853,  died  June  10,  1863;  Thomas,  May 
25,  1855;  Mark,  July  11,  1857;  Lucy,  1859;  Lena  May,  July  10, 
1862;  Claude,  January  26,  1864,  died  May  8,  1891. 

9.  CHARLES,  son  of  Nicholas  C.  and  Elizabeth  B.  Buford, 
married,  first,  in  November,  1870,  Rose  Carter,  of  Franklin, 
Tennessee.  Daughter — Mabel,  born  November  7,  1871.  Rose 
Carter  Buford  died  in  1872,  and  Charles  married,  for  second  wife, 
Ella  Stakes,  of  Lebanon,  Tennessee,  January,  1884.  Children— 
Martha  Stakes,  born  in  1884,  and  Elizabeth,  August,  1886. 

Charles  Buford  died  August  28,  1886.  His  family  lives  in 
Davidson  County,  Tennessee. 

9.  RICHARD  BRANDON,  son  of  Nicholas  C.  and  Eliza¬ 
beth  B.  Buford,  married  Annie  Porter,  of  Nashville,  Tennessee, 
died  January  23,  1890,  Birmingham,  Alabama.  No  children. 

9.  ELBRIDGE  GERRY,  son  of  Nicholas  C.  and  Elizabeth 
B.  Buford,  married,  February  6,  1869,  Belinda  D.  Miller,  who 
was  born  October  23,  1844.  Son — John  Miller,  born  in  July, 



1870,  died  November  23,  1895.  Balinda  Miller  Buford  died  De¬ 
cember  7,  1874,  and  Elbridge  Gerry,  married,  for  his  second  wife, 
Mary  Elizabeth  Burgess,  December  25,  1884,  who  was  born  April 
26,  1849. 

He  died  in  July,  1919,  and  she  died  in  1920.  They  were  the 
founders  of  Buford  College,  Nashville,  Tennessee,  which  was  suc¬ 
cessfully  run  for  more  than  35  years  and  closed  in  1920,  after  the 
death  of  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Buford.  He  was  regent  and  his  wife  pres¬ 
ident.  Buford  College,  higher  culture,  strictly  select,  enrollment 
limited  to  one  hundred  young  women.  The  college  records  em¬ 
brace  more  than  thirty  states  and  five  nations,  including  14 
schools  of  study.  Mrs.  Buford,  it  was  conceded,  had  no  superior 
in  the  United  States  as  an  instructor.  Ripe  in  culture,  rich  in  ex¬ 
perience,  she  gave  herself  unreservedly.  Personal  service, 
character  building,  moral,  religious  and  intellectual  training  were 
not  neglected.  Buford  College,  from  the  first,  ranked  as  a  peer 
of  learning  in  the  “Athens  of  the  South.”  “Beaufort”  stands  for 
“Strength  and  Beauty,”  uniform  development  of  “Body  and  Soul” 
—only  The  Best  of  the  Best.” 

The  main  College  Building,  the  Cottage  and  Burgess  Hall 
stand  on  twenty-five  acres  of  ground.  The  location  is  ideal,  sev¬ 
eral  miles  from  city  and  reached  by  trolley,  in  the  beautiful  valley 
of  the  Cumberland. 

9.  LUCRETIA,  daughter  of  Nicholas  C.  and  Elizabeth  B. 
Buford,  married,  February  6,  1879,  George  S.  White.  Children — 
Annie,  born  June,  1880;  Lizzie  Brandon,  June  23,  1882,  died 
August  31,  1884;  George  S.,  Jr.,  December  16,  1883. 

Lucretia  Buford  White  died  in  December,  1921. 

9.  THOMAS,  son  of  Nicholas  C.  and  Elizabeth  B.  Buford,, 
married,  July  14,  1885,  Martha  Hall,  of  Kentucky,  living  in  St. 
Louis,  Missouri. 

9.  MARK,  son  of  Nicholas  C.  and  Elizabeth  B.  Buford, 
married,  December  31,  1889,  Alice  M.,  daughter  of  Caleb  and 
Elizabeth  Osborn.  Children — Caleb  Osborn,  born  October  16, 

1890,  died  February  8,  1891;  Elizabeth  Media,  August  14,  1892, 
and  Mark  Nicholas,  October  30,  1896.  They  live  in  Philadelphia, 

Mark  Buford  died  in  1922. 

10.  ELIZABETH  M.,  daughter  of  Mark  and  Alice  M.  0. 
Buford,  married  De  Lacy  Abernathy,  March  19,  1919.  Children 
— Buford  Denty,  born  February  3,  1920,  and  De  Lacy,  Jr.,  July 
24,  1923. 

10.  MARK  NICHOLAS,  son  of  Mark  and  Alice  M.  O. 
Buford,  served  in  the  World  War.  He  enlisted  April  18,  1917,  in 
Second  Division,  Seventeenth  Field  Artillery,  A.  E.  F.,  Army  of 

9.  LUCY,  daughter  of  Nicholas  C.  and  Elizabeth  B.  Buford, 
married  Dr.  Grant,  of  Pulaski,  Tennessee.  Daughter — Gertrude. 

10.  GERTRUDE,  daughter  of  Dr.  and  Lucy  Buford  Grant, 
married  Albert  Bayless  (see  James  Buford,  Jr.). 

9.  LENA  MAY,  daughter  of  Nicholas  C.  and  Elizabeth  B. 
Buford,  married  Thomas  M.  Jones,  May  3,  1882.  Children — 
Lena  May,  born  March  3,  1883;  Buford,  February  18,  1885;  Wil¬ 
liam  R.,  February  18,  1887. 

8.  LUCINDA  G.,  daughter  of  Charles  and  Sarah  G.  Buford, 
married  W.  S.  S.  Clark,  October  30,  1830.  Children — Charles 
William,  Mary,  Edward  and  Joseph,  all  died  young  except  Mary. 

9.  MARY,  daughter  of  W.  S.  S.  and  Lucinda  Clark,  married 
Mr.  Killough.  Son — Buford.  Home,  Dallas,  Texas. 

8.  MARTHA  M.,  daughter  of  Charles  and  Sarah  G.  Buford, 
married,  November  26,  1833,  C.  C.  Hardy,  Lunenburg  County, 
Virginia.  (See  Catherine,  daughter  of  Henry  and  Frances.) 
Children — James,  died  young,  Ann,  Mary,  Charles,  died  young, 
Emma,  married  and  died,  Caroline,  died  young,  and  Philip. 

9.  ANN,  daughter  of  C.  C.  and  Martha  B.  Hardy,  married 
Mr.  Thurston  and  went  to  Kansas  or  Nebraska. 



8.  SARAH  T.,  daughter  of  Charles  and  Sarah  G.  Buford, 
married  J.  Nelson  Patterson,  February  29,  1839.  Children — Re¬ 
becca,  Ada,  Tony  and  Mack. 

9.  REBECCA,  daughter  of  J.  Nelson  and  Sarah  Buford 
Patterson,  married  and  went  to  Paris,  Texas,  and  her  husband 

9.  ADA,  daughter  of  J.  Nelson  and  Sarah  Buford  Patterson, 
married  and  also  went  to  Paris,  Texas,  and  her  husband  died. 

8.  KEZIA  A.,  daughter  of  Charles  and  Sarah  G.  Buford, 
married,  February  7,  1884,  W.  G.  McCord.  Children — Benjamin, 
Linclset,  Charles,  William,  Eugenia,  Ella  and  Morgan,  died  young. 

9.  EUGENIA  married  Mr.  Noble. 

9.  CHARLES  married  and  had  a  daughter,  Daisy,  who  is 
living  with  her  Aunt  Ella  at  Pulaski,  Tennessee. 

7.  CHARLOTTE,  daughter  of  James,  Sr.,  and  Priscilla  R. 
Buford,  married,  first,  Somerset  Moore,  of  Giles  County,  Ten¬ 
nessee.  Children — Three  girls  and  one  son,  James.  Married, 
second,  Mr.  Hicks,  had  one  daughter,  and  married  a  third  time. 

7.  JAMES,  JR.,  son  of  James  and  Priscilla  R.  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried,  October  8,  1812,  Mary  (Polly)  Giddens,  born  October  5, 
1790.  Children — Thomas,  born  October  15,  1813;  Albert,  March 
23,  1815;  Eliza,  October  21,  1816;  William,  May  8,  1819;  James 
3d,  January  10,  1821 ;  Margaret,  December  27,  1824,  died  Janu¬ 
ary  14,  1826;  John,  October  19,  1827,  died  May  2,  1856,  never 
married ;  Abram,  December  22,  1829 ;  Edward,  November  27, 
1832,  lived  in  Arkansas,  unmarried. 

James  Buford,  Jr.,  died  February  5,  1849.  Polly  G.  Buford 
died  October  5,  1853. 

8.  THOMAS,  son  of  James,  Jr.,  and  Polly  G.  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried,  first,  his  cousin,  Mary,  daughter  of  Spencer  Buford.  She 
lived  one  year  after  their  marriage.  He  married,  second,  August 
6,  1839,  Mary  Ann  Elizabeth  Gordon.  Children — Mary  Eliza¬ 
beth,  born  June  27,  1841 ;  James  Thomas,  September,  1864, 
died  a  soldier  in  the  Confederate  States  Army,  at  Cor- 

inth,  Mississippi,  June  18,  1862;  Sarah  Louisa,  October  20, 
1848;  Francis  Giddens,  December  13,1851;  William  Wallace, 
April  5,  1854,  died  January  26,  1864;  Annie  Gordon,  October  23, 
1856 ;  Edward,  October  30,  1858. 

Thomas  Buford  represented  Giles  County  in  the  Twenty- 
eighth  Assembly,  in  1849,  and  in  the  Thirtieth  Assembly,  in  1853. 
He  was  a  public-spirited  and  progressive  man  and  first  president 
of  the  old  Nashville  &  Decatur  Railroad.  He  died  February  12, 
1860.  Mary  Gordon,  his  wife,  died  August  18,  1890. 

9.  MARY  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Mary  G. 
Buford,  married,  in  1863,  Captain  David  Rhea.  Children — 
Thomas,  born  in  1864,  died;  Clifford,  1866;  Annie,  1868;  David, 
1870;  Francis  Giddens,  1873,  died  October  23,  1896;  Elizabeth, 
1875,  died;  Joseph  Campbell,  1877;  Louisa  Buford,  1880;  Mary 
Sumpter,  1881. 

David  Rhea  was  a  captain  in  the  Confederate  States  Army 
and  was  drowned  in  1882.  His  wife  lives  at  Buford,  Tennessee, 
with  her  children,  David,  Louise  and  Mary.  Clifford  and  Joseph 
C.  live  in  Kansas  City,  Missouri. 

10.  ANNIE,  daughter  of  Captain  David  and  Mary  Eliza¬ 
beth  Buford  Rhea,  married  William  P.  Dabney,  June  26,  1890. 
Son — Robert  Rhea,  born  in  1892. 

9.  SARAH  LOUISA,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Mary  Gordon 
Euford,  married,  October  20,  1868,  John  Ewin  Goodwin.  Child¬ 
ren — Mary  Louisa,  born  August  19,  1869;  Rosette  Fowler,  Octo¬ 
ber  14,  1870;  Thomas  Buford,  July  25,  1872;  George  Bennett, 
November  22,  1873;  Helen  May,  September  1,  1875;  Anne,  Feb¬ 
ruary  17,  1878;  Elizabeth  Buford,  January  16,  1880;  William 
Minter,  October  30,  1881 ;  Alice  Ewin,  November  2,  1884;  Harold, 
January  7,  1887;  John  Ewin,  Jr.,  May  1,  1888,  died  May  2,  1888. 

Sarah  Louisa  Goodwin  died  May  2,  1888.  Residence  of 
children,  Nashville,  Tennessee.  George  Bennett  Goodwin  resides 
at  Toledo,  Ohio. 



9.  FRANCIS  GIDDENS,  son  of  Thomas  and  Mary  Gordon 
Buford,  married,  first,  in  1879,  Bena  Childers.  Children — 
Amanda  Pointer,  born  in  1880;  Mary  Gordon,  1882,  died;  Bena 
C.  Buford,  died  in  1884.  Francis  Giddens  Buford  married,  sec¬ 
ond,  Corinne  Cannon,  January  2,  1895.  Son — Francis  Cannon, 
born  January  23,  1896. 

9.  ANNIE  GORDON,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Mary  Gor¬ 
don  Buford,  married,  in  1881,  Terry  Dickerson.  Children — 
Lorna  Burns,  born  June  26,  1885;  Edward  Buford,  September, 
1888;  Annie  Louise,  January,  1892;  Rebecca  Breward,  October 
1,  1896,  Lynnville,  Tennessee. 

9.  EDWARD,  son  of  Thomas  and  Mary  Gordon  Buford, 
married,  March  25,  1891,  Mary  Florence  Brown,  daughter  of 
Dr.  Owen  Venable  and  Courtney  Elizabeth  Buford  Brown  (see 
William,  of  James,  Jr.,  below). 

8.  ALBERT,  son  of  James,  Jr.,  and  Polly  Giddens  Buford, 
married,  first,  Delia  Taylor.  Children — Gilbert  Taylor,  Lazinska, 
Mary,  died  when  seventeen  years  of  age;  Delia  and  James  4th. 
Delia  Taylor  Buford  died,  and  Albert  married,  second,  Miss 
Clara  L.  Reid.  Children — Albert,  Jr.,  born  October  18,  1855; 
William  H.,  1857  ;  Anne  Dougles,  1859  ;  May,  1861 ;  Thomas,  1870 ; 
Clara,  1873. 

Albert  Buford  died  February  10,  1878. 


Elizabeth  Hamilton  (see  James  Buford  3d)  and  Delia  (see  Al¬ 
bert  Buford,  above)  were  daughters  of  Gilbert  D.  Taylor,  who  married 
Delia  McCormick.  Both  these  families  were  very  early  settlers  and 
prominent  in  Giles  County.  Dr.  Taylor  was  a  preacher  and  physician 
and  a  soldier  in  the  Creek  War  of  1813.  Mention  is  made  of  him  in 
McCullum’s  “Manuscript  History  of  Giles  County/’  now  in  the  custody 
of  the  Historical  Society  in  Nashville,  Tennessee. 

He  built  the  first  frame  house  in  this  county.  People  used  to  go 
miles  and  miles  to  see  it  as  a  curiosity.  The  lumber  was  all  whip- 
sawed  out  by  his  slaves  before  the  day  of  sawmills.  The  old  place 
is  now  owned  by  John  T.  Allen.  It  is  three  miles  north  of  Pulaski, 
Tennessee,  on  the  west  side  of  the  Columbia  and  Pulaski  Pike.  The 






house  was  burned  some  years  ago.  The  old  graveyard  is  on  a  little 
wooded  knoll  back  of  the  house  and  garden,  in  a  beech  grove. 

Dr.  Gilbert  D.,  son  of  Captain  John  Taylor,  born  October  26, 
1760,  married  Ann  Gilbert.  John  was  a  lieutenant  in  the  Continental 
Line,  served  in  the  State  Convention  Guards  from  January  18,  1779, 
to  January  15,  1781,  when  the  regiment  was  disbanded.  This  made 
Lieutenant  Taylor  a  supernumerary  officer  entitled  to  pay  and 
bounty  lands  for  service  to  the  end  of  the  war.  A  warrant  was  issued, 
in  1832*  for  two  thousand,  six  hundred  and  sixty-six  acres  of  land  to 
him  in  trust,  which  was  delivered  to  J.  C.  Taylor  in  1834.  By  an  act 
of  Congress,  May  30,  1834,  he  was  granted  five  years’  full  pay  and 
was  paid  sixteen  hundred  dollars.  John  was  the  fifth  son  of  Erasmus, 
who  married  Jane  Moore.  He  was  the  son  of  James  2d,  who  married 
Martha  Thompson.  Their  son  Richard  married  Sarah  Strother. 
Sons — Zachary,  President  and  general;  Joseph,  many  years  quarter¬ 
master  general  of  the  army.  General  Zachary’s  daughter,  Sarah 
Knox,  married  Jefferson  Davis.  Another  son  of  James  2d  had  many 
sons,  some  of  them  Revolutionary  officers.  James  1st,  father  of 
James  2d,  came  from  Carlisle,  England,  and  settled  on  the  Chesa¬ 
peake  Bay,  1698. 

9.  GILBERT  TAYLOR,  son  of  Albert,  Sr.,  and  Delia  Taylor 
Buford,  married  Elizabeth  Watkins,  of  Huntsville,  Alabama. 
Children — Lawrence  and  Gilbert,  Jr. 

Gilbert  Taylor  Buford  died  in  1883. 

9.  LAZINSKA,  daughter  of  Albert,  Sr.,  and  Delia  Taylor 
Buford,  married  Thomas  M.  Topp,  and  had  several  children. 
Residence,  Colton,  California. 

9.  DELIA,  daughter  of  Albert,  Sr.,  and  Delia  Taylor 
Buford,  married  W.  Berry  Baylies,  of  Nashville,  Tennessee. 

10.  ALBERT,  son  of  W.  Berry  and  Delia  B.  Baylies,  mar¬ 
ried  Gertrude  Grand,  granddaughter  of  Nicholas  C.  Buford  (see 

9.  ALBERT,  JR.,  son  of  Albert,  Sr.,  and  Clara  Lindley 
Reed  Buford,  born  in  Giles  County,  Tennessee,  October  26,  1855, 
married  Mattie  Bowling  Rivers  at  Pulaski,  Tennessee,  April  4, 
1877.  Mattie  Bowling  Rivers  was  the  youngest  daughter  of  Rev. 
Dr.  Richard  Henderson  Rivers  and  his  wife,  Martha  Bowling  Cox 
Jones  Rivers.  Dr.  Rivers’  mother  was  a  daughter  of  Samuel 
Henderson  and  his  wife,  Betsey  Calloway,  of  Kentucky.  Martha 



Bowling  Cox  Jones  Rivers  was  a  great-granddaughter  of  Thomas 
Eldredge  and  his  wife,  Martha  Bowling  Eldredge.  Martha  Bowl¬ 
ing  was  a  daughter  of  John  Bowling,  who  was  a  great-grandson 
of  John  Rolf  and  his  wife,  Rebecca  Pocahontas,  daughter  of  Pow¬ 
hatan.  Children — Rivers  Henderson,  born  January  18,  1878; 
Albert  Lindley,  December  22,  1879 ;  Ethel,  October  28,  1887 ; 
William  Mac.,  June  15,  1889. 

Albert  Buford,  Jr.,  is  commonly  known  as  “Allie,”  who,  with 
his  wife  and  two  children,  Rivers  and  Lindley,  moved  from  Giles 
County,  Tennessee,  to  Calhoun  County,  Florida,  January  1,  1882. 

10.  RIVERS  HENDERSON,  son  of  Albert,  Jr.,  and  Mattie 
Bowling  Rivers  Buford,  married  Nora  Lee  Milliken,  of  Nashville, 
Tennessee,  June  12, 1901,  who  died  May  11,  1902.  Rivers  H.  mar¬ 
ried,  for  his  second  wife,  Mary  C.  Munroe,  daughter  of  Dr. 
Thomas  Freeman  and  Martha  H.  Munroe,  of  Quincy,  Florida. 
September  14,  1904.  Of  this  union  seven  children  have  been  born, 
of  whom  four  are  now  living,  namely — Martha  Hauze,  born 
August  27,  1906;  Maxine  Francis,  November  11,  1908;  Alice  Dis- 
mukes,  September  26,  1910;  Albert  Lewis,  September  30,  1913; 
also  adopted  Bertha,  daughter  of  Albert  Lindley  and  his  wife, 
Bertha  Hatton  Buford,  on  January  20,  1911,  when  her  mother 
died  in  giving  her  birth. 

Rivers  Henderson  Buford  was  educated  in  the  public  schools 
of  Florida  with  the  exception  of  two  years  in  the  public  schools 
of  Giles  County,  Tennessee,  1895-1897 ;  was  admitted  to  practice 
law  in  Florida,  November,  1900;  was  a  member  of  legislature  of 
Florida,  1901,  as  representative  from  Calhoun  County;  prosecut¬ 
ing  attorney  of  Gadsden  County,  1909-1911;  state’s  attorney  in 
the  Ninth  Judicial  Circuit,  1912-1915,  when  the  14th  Judicial  Cir¬ 
cuit  was  formed,  which  office  he  held  until  assuming  the  office  of 
Attorney  General  of  Florida,  January  4,  1921. 

10.  ALBERT  LINDLEY,  son  of  Albert,  Jr.,  and  Mattie 
Bowling  Rivers  Buford,  married  Bertha  Hatton,  December  7, 
1904.  Two  children  living — Mattie  Clair,  born  June  10,  1908, 



and  Bertha,  January  20,  1911,  at  which  time  her  mother  died. 
Albert  Lindley  married,  for  his  second  wife,  Henrietta  Pracilla 
Lyles,  Chattanooga,  Tennessee,  December  31,  1916,  of  which 
union  two  children  are  living — Sarah  Louise,  born  June  9,  1918, 
and  Ethel  Douglas,  February  22,  1922.  Albert  Lindley  Buford 
is  farm  foreman,  Pennsylvania  Sugar  Company,  Miami,  Florida. 

10.  ETHEL,  daughter  of  Albert,  Jr.,  and  Mattie  Bowling 
Rivers  Buford,  married  Norman  Campbell,  of  Chatham,  Canada, 
at  Marianna,  Florida,  February  12,  1913,  and  resides  in  Nash¬ 
ville,  Tennessee. 

10.  WILLIAM  MAC,  son  of  Albert,  Jr.,  and  Mattie  Bowl¬ 
ing  Rivers  Buford,  married  Nancy  Louise  Case  of  Chattanooga, 
Tennessee,  in  1917,  to  which  union  three  children  were  born  and 
are  living — Will  Albert,  born  July  27,  1919;  Martin  Rivers, 
August,  1920,  and  Ethel  Louise,  May,  1922. 

9.  WILLIAM  H.,  son  of  Albert,  Sr.,  and  Clara  L.  Reed 
Buford,  married,  first,  Miss  Bramblett,  in  1886.  Two  children — 
Louise,  living.  - Bramblett  Buford  died.  William  H.,  mar¬ 

ried,  for  his  second  wife,  Miss  Clark.  They  have  two  sons — Wil¬ 
liam  H.,  Jr.,  born  January  2,  1898,  and  M.  P.,  who  also  is  mar¬ 

9.  MAY,  daughter  of  Albert,  Sr.,  and  Clara  L.  Reed  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Dr.  William  Paschal.  Children — Hillard,  Buford 
and  May. 

9.  THOMAS,  son  of  Albert,  Sr.,  and  Clara  L.  Reed  Buford, 
married  Susan  Rhea.  Child — Robert  E.,  died  in  1897.  Home, 
Memphis,  Tennessee. 

9.  CLARA,  daughter  of  Albert,  Sr.,  and  Clara  L.  Reed  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  E.  0.  Tate. 

8.  ELIZA,  daughter  of  James,  Jr.,  and  Polly  Giddens  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  W.  W.  Wingfield,  September  6,  1836.  Daughter — 
Mary  E.,  born  November  9,  1837. 

Eliza  B.  Wingfield,  died  in  1890. 

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9.  MARY  E.,  daughter  of  W.  W.  and  Eliza  B.  Wingfield, 
married  R.  W.  Hall,  March  25,  1836.  Children — Sudie  Christian, 
born  January  6,  1857 ;  Mary  B.,  March  13,  1859;  Samuel  William, 
August  5,  1860,  died  October  16,  1862;  Robert  Walker,  June  19, 
1863,  and  William  Wingfield,  January  14,  1866. 

10.  SUDIE  CHRISTIAN,  daughter  of  R.  W.  and  Mary  B. 
Hall,  married  William  Clark  Buford,  son  of  Abraham  Buford 
(see  below) . 

10.  MARY  B.,  daughter  of  R.  W.  and  Mary  B.  Hall,  mar¬ 
ried  J.  J.  Hayter,  October,  1878.  Children — Samuel  Buford,  born 
August  25,  1879;  Floyd  May,  January,  1881,  died  in  1882;  Sudie 
Fay,  September,  1883;  Robert  Hall,  1885. 

Mary  Buford  Hayter  died  June  28,  1920,  at  Sealy  Hospital 
Galveston,  Texas. 

11.  SAMUEL  BUFORD,  son  of  J.  J.  and  Mary  Buford 
Hayter,  married  Miss  Penelope  Martin,  in  1915.  Three  children 
— Martha  Buford,  Penelope  and  Mary  Elizabeth.  Home,  Nacog¬ 
doches,  Texas. 

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11.  SUDIE  FAY,  daughter  of  J.  J.  and  Mary  Buford  Hay¬ 
ter,  married  Guy  A.  Blount,  at  Nacogdoches,  Texas.  Children — 
Elizabeth  and  Mamie  Ethel. 

Sudie  Fay  H.  Blount,  died  August  5,  1921. 

10.  ROBERT  WALKER,  son  of  R.  W.  and  Mary  B.  Hah, 
married  Sarah  Neal. 

8.  WILLIAM,  son  of  James,  Jr.,  and  Polly  Giddens  Buford, 
married  Courtney  Selves  Gordon,  October  30,  1842.  Children — 
Courtney  Elizabeth,  born  January  13,  1838;  Mary  Margaert,  No¬ 
vember  15,  1843;  Florence,  October  30,  1845;  Helen,  May  3,  1850. 

William  Buford  died  in  September,  1845.  His  wife  married 
a  second  time  and  died  several  years  ago. 

9.  COURTNEY  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  William  and 
Courtney  G.  Buford,  married  Dr.  Owen  Venable  Brown,  in  1869. 
Children — Katherine,  born  November  17,  1871;  Mary  Florence, 
March  18,  1873;  Louise,  January  18,  1875;  Elizabeth,  March  19, 



1877;  Courtney  Elizabeth,  March  13,  1879;  Owen  Venable,  No¬ 
vember  23,  1880 ;  William  Newton,  December  4,  1882,  died  in 

Dr.  Brown  died  in  1882.  Resided  at  Buford,  Tennessee. 

10.  MARY  FLORENCE,  daughter  of  Dr.  0.  V.  and  Court¬ 
ney  B.  Brown,  married  Edward,  son  of  Thomas  Buford  (see 
above) . 

9.  MARY  MARGARET,  daughter  of  William  and  Courtney 
G.  Buford,  married  Alexander  Black,  January  26,  1864.  Chil¬ 
dren — May  Sevels,  born  December  15,  1864;  Elizabeth,  May  9, 
1867 ;  Margaret,  August  8,  1871 ;  Florence,  August  3,  1873  ;  Alex¬ 
ander,  November  3,  1876. 

Mary  Margaret  Buford  died  September  11,  1878.  Her 
husband  died  the  same  year. 

10.  MAY  S.,  daughter  of  Alexander  and  Mary  B.  Black, 
married  John  Alfred  Hollins,  May  7,  1884.  Children — Mary 
Margaret,  born  May,  1885 ;  Courtney  White,  May  19,  1887 ;  Rob¬ 
ert  Alexander,  January  27,  1890;  Elizabeth  Buford,  February  10, 
1892.  Residence,  De  Ray,  Tennessee. 

10.  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  Alexander  and  Mary  B. 
Black,  married,  December  14,  1887,  William  Brown.  Son — Wil¬ 
liam  Wirt  Buford  (see  below). 

10.  MARGARET,  daughter  of  Alexander  and  Mary  B. 
Black,  married,  May  4,  1892,  Eugene  Erwin  Anderson.  Resi¬ 
dence,  Americus,  Georgia. 

10.  FLORENCE,  daughter  of  Alexander  and  Mary  B. 
Black,  married,  March  19,  1895,  Henry  G.  Maury.  Daughter — 
Florence  Elise,  born  June  30,  1896.  Residence,  Nashville,  Ten¬ 

9.  FLORENCE,  daughter  of  William  and  Courtney  G.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married,  March  23,  1863,  James  Short.  Children — Lillie, 
born  November  17,  1864;  William  Buford,  January  6,  1867; 
Helen,  December  25,  1869,  died;  Turner,  January  5,  1874;  James, 




July  10,  1877;  Louise  Goodwin,  September  12,  1879;  George, 
April  25,  1882.  Residence,  Pulaski,  Tennessee. 

10.  LILLIE,  daughter  of  James  and  Florence  B.  Short, 
married,  October  28,  1885,  Samuel  Rogers.  Son — James,  born 
May  22,  1892.  Residence,  Wales,  Tennessee. 

9.  HELEN,  daughter  of  William  and  Courtney  G.  Buford, 
married,  March  5,  1872,  Dr.  J.  T.  Grant.  Children — Laura 
White,  born  December  4,  1872;  Gertrude,  December  2,  1875; 
Mary  Holland,  October  13,  1879;  William  Buford,  January  13, 
1884;  Harriet,  November  3,  1886.  Residence,  Pulaski,  Ten¬ 

10.  GERTRUDE,  daughter  of  Dr.  J.  T.  and  Helen  Buford 
Grant,  married,  October  16,  1895,  Albert  Buford  Baylies  (see 
above,  Delia,  of  Albert  Buford).  Residence,  Nashville,  Ten¬ 

8.  JAMES,  son  of  James,  Jr.,  and  Polly  Giddens  Buford, 
married  Elizabeth  Hamilton  Taylor,  sister  of  Delia,  the  wife  of 
Albert  Buford  (see  above,  and  also  see  Taylor,  above).  Chil¬ 
dren — Delia  McCormick,  born  September  24,  1860;  Mary  Gid¬ 
dens,  November  24,  1862;  Frances  Bell,  June  11,  1865;  Annie  Gil¬ 
bert,  April  30,  1867 ;  Elise,  November  29,  1869. 

James  Buford  died  March  17,  1874.  Residence  of  his  fam¬ 
ily,  San  Bernardino,  California. 

9.  DELIA  McCORMICK,  daughter  of  James  and  Elizabeth 
T.  Buford,  married,  November  8,  1883,  E.  D.  Elliot,  of  Mary¬ 
land.  Children — Buford,  Edwin,  Marion,  Frances  and  Delia. 
Residence,  San  Bernardino,  California. 

9.  MARY  GIDDENS,  daughter  of  James  and  Elizabeth  T. 
Buford,  married,  April  7,  1885,  Henry  Conner,  of  Illinois.  No 
children.  Residence,  San  Bernardino,  California. 

9.  FRANCES  BELL,  daughter  of  James  and  Elizabeth  T. 
Buford,  married,  September  3,  1883,  F.  L.  Brown,  of  California. 
No  children.  Residence,  San  Bernardino,  California. 



8.  ABRAHAM  or  Abram,  son  of  James,  Jr.,  and  Polly 
Giddens  Buford,  married,  December  22,  1852,  Elvira  Bryan. 
Children — William  Clark,  born  March  7,  1854;  Mary  Charlotte, 
August,  1857,  died  in  April,  1873;  Edward,  1859,  died  in  1866; 
Charles  Beauregard,  1861,  died  in  1866;  Ada  and  Viola,  Novem¬ 
ber  2,  1866  (Ada  died  November  5,  1888)  ;  Katie  Lee,  1869,  died 
in  1889. 

Abram  Buford  died  January  6,  1889.  Mrs.  Buford’s  resi¬ 
dence  is  Henderson,  Texas. 

9.  IDA  VIOLA,  daughter  of  Abram  and  Elvira  Bryan 
Buford,  married  September  27,  1902,  Dr.  J.  E.  Dodson  at  Vernon, 
Texas,  who  died  April  24,  1921.  No  children. 

9.  WILLIAM  CLARK,  son  of  Abram  and  Elvira  B.  Buford, 
married,  in  1879,  Sudie  Christina  Hall,  granddaughter  of  Eliza 
Buford  (see  above).  Children — Robert  Abram,  born  February 
24,  1881 ;  Mary  Gladys,  September  15,  1883 ;  Elvira,  November 

I  1,  1885;  William  Walker,  February  11,  1889;  Donna  Elise,  Janu¬ 
ary  1,  1892;  Chastalette,  April  12,  1894.  Home,  Henderson, 

Judge  William  Clark  Buford  died  at  Henderson,  Texas,  Sep¬ 
tember  17,  1916.  He  was  judge  of  the  judicial  district  of  Texas 
at  the  time  of  his  death  and  had  held  this  office  for  twelve  years. 

10.  ROBERT  ABRAM,  son  of  William  Clark  and  Sudie 
Hall  Buford,  married  Christine  Littlefield  at  Austin,  Texas. 
Son — Robert  Littlefield.  Home,  Enfield  Addition,  Austin,  Texas. 

10.  MARY  GLADYS,  daughter  of  William  Clark  and  Sudie 
Hall  Buford,  married  Earle  C.  Douglas,  of  Tyler,  Texas,  June  10, 
1906,  who  was  third  son  of  Major  James  P.  Douglas,  commander 
of  the  Douglas,  Texas,  Battery,  Army  of  Northern  Tennessee, 
C.  S.  A.  Children — Earle  C.,  Jr.,  born  September  1,  1911 ;  James 
Buford,  December  31,  1915.  Residence,  Houston,  Texas. 

9.  EDWARD,  son  of  James,  Jr.,  and  Polly  Giddens  Buford, 
married  Laura,  daughter  of  Rev.  Edward  Baptist,  an  eminent 
divine,  and  a  founder  of  the  University  of  Richmond  College  and 



trustee  of  the  University  of  Alabama.  He  married  a  Miss 
Eggleston,  a  daughter  of  Judge  Eggleston,  of  the  Supreme 
Court  of  Illinois.  A  sister  of  Rev.  Edward  Baptist  was 
the  mother  of  General  A.  P.  Hill,  of  Virginia.  Children 
— Edward  Powhatan,  born  in  1868;  James  William,  1870. 
Mrs.  Buford  and  her  two  sons  reside  in  San  Antonio,  Texas. 
Edward  Baptist  was  divorced  from  his  wife  and  married 
again  in  Van  Zandt  County,  Texas. 

7.  EDWARD,  SR.,  son  of  James  and  Priscilla  Ragsdale 
Buford,  born  in  Lunenburg  County,  Virginia,  May  15,  1787,  mar¬ 
ried  Rebecca  P.,  daughter  of  Byrd  Buford.  Children — Narcissa 
R.,  born  October  10,  1810,  died  May  23,  1822;  Priscilla  H.,  March 
12,  1812,  died  May  23,  1822;  James  T.,  December  19,  1813,  died 
young;  Elizabeth  A.,  April  23,  1815;  Mary  Frances,  December 
29,  1816,  died ;lwilliam  Wirt,  December  6,  1818;  Emily  R.,  Sep¬ 
tember  28,  1820,  died  May  12,  1839;  Sarah  Louise,  August  11, 
1822.  Rebecca  P.  Buford  died  July  8,  1825.  Edward,  Sr.,  mar¬ 
ried,  for  second  wife,  Amanda,  daughter  of  James  and  Sarah 
Pugh,  of  North  Carolina,  who  survived  him,  and  married,  for 
second  husband,  Gabriel,  son  of  Josiah  Buford  (see  below). 

Edward  Buford  settled  in  Williamson  County,  Tennessee,^ 
where  all  his  children  were  born.  He  died  July  10,  1828,  and  was 
buried  there  with  his  first  wife.  The  homestead  is  now  owned  by 
Charles,  son  of  William  Wirt  Buford. 

8.  ELIZAEETH,  daughter  of  Edward  and  Rebecca  P.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  William  T.  North  and  died,  leaving  no  children. 

8.  WILLIAM  WIRT,  son  of  Edward,  Sr.,  and  Rebecca  P. 
Buford,  married,  first,  November  24,  1840,  Eleanor  Ray  Pointer. 
Children — Edward  2d,  born  April  4,  1842;  John  Thomas,  July 
20,  1845;  Mary  Emma,  June  23,  1847,  died  August  6,  1854; 
Henry  Pointer,  June  20,  1850;  William  Henry,  June  8,  1852,  died 
August  22,  1854;  Charles  N._,  March  28,  1854,  died  in  Nashville, 
Tennessee,  July  19,  1921;  Eleanor  Louise,  Deceuber  2, 

1856.  Eleanor  Ray  Buford  died  December  11,  1856. 




William  Wirt  married,  second,  September  28,  1858,  Ellen  L. 
Stephenson.  Children — William  Brown,  July  4,  1859;  Katherine 
Julia,  July  2,  1861,  died  in  1887 ;  Joseph  Rebecca,  November  1, 
1863,  died  November  7,  1888;  Florence  May,  November  10,  1865, 
died  October  12,  1867 ;  Irene  Mayes,  May  21,  1873. 

William  Wirt  Buford  died  September  11,  1888. 

9.  EDWARD  2d,  son  of  William  Wirt  and  Eleanor  Ray 

Pointer  Buford,  married  in  Nashville,  Tennessee,  November  9, 
1875,  Lizinka  Elliston,  Children — -Elizabeth  Elliston,  born 
March  22,  1880;  Eleanor  Ray,  May  19,  1882;  Louis  Yandell,  No¬ 
vember  11,  1885,  died  May  30,  1887 ;  Mildred,  September  22, 
1890;  Edward  3d,  February  19,  1892,  all  in  Nashville.  As  a 
country  boy  of  19  years,  joined  the  Confederate  States  Army  on 
April  16,  1861,  and  followed  the  fortunes  of  the  South  until  Gen¬ 
eral  Joseph  E.  Johnston  surrendered  the  remnane  of  the  Confed¬ 
erate  Army  at  Salisbury,  North  Carolina,  in  May,  1865,  reaching 
home  July  7,  1865,  and  for  58  years  has  been  actively  engaged  in  , 
business.  Edward  Buford  2d  and  brother,  Brown  Buford,  have  a 
large  store,  Buford  Brothers,  Iron  and  Steel,  Carriage  and  Wagon 
Makers,  Tools  and  Supplies.  Lizinka  Elliston  died  in  Nashville, 
Tennessee,  March  2^1919.  ^  ^  JZ  ( i  y  <?  /  ) 

10.  ELIZABETH  ELLISTON,  daughter  of  Edward  2nd 
and  Lizinka  Elliston  Buford,  married,  January  22,  1907,  Arthur 

F.  Evens.  Mr.  Evens  was  a  prominent  attorney  at  law  in  Chi¬ 
cago,  Illinois;  died  April  12,  1911,  in  Washington,  District  of 

Columbia,  of  pneumonia. 

10.  ELEANOR  ROY,  daughter  of  Edward  2nd  and  Lizinka 
Elliston  Buford,  married,  December  19,  1907,  Herbert  V.  Jones, 
of  Kansas  City,  Missouri.  He  is  an  active  and  successful  real 
estate  dealer.  Children — Eleanor  Buford,  Herbert  Vincent  and 
Edward  Buford  Jones. 

10.  MILDRED,  daughter  of  Edward  2d  and  Lizinka  Ellis¬ 
ton  Buford,  married  Marcellus  B.  Frost,  April  21,  1915.  No 
children.  Mr.  Frost  is  president  and  owner  of  the  Frost,  Kohn 






&  Frost  Advertising  Agency  in  Chicago,  Illinois,  with  branch 
offices  in  Detroit,  Cleveland,  New  York,  St.  Louis  and  Atlanta. 
He  is  also  president  and  owner  of  the  Tennessee  Bakeries  Com¬ 
pany  in  Nashville,  Tennessee,  where  his  family  resides. 

10.  Captain  Edward  3d  was  one  of  the  best  aviators  of  the 
World  War,  and  was  distinguished  as  a  hero.  Volunteered  May, 
1917,  Camp  Rantoul,  Illinois.  He  wears  the  ribbons  of 
three  decorations  which  he  won  for  gallantry  in  action — 
two  gold  chevrons  on  his  left  sleeve,  though  he  lacked  but  a  month 
of  being  entitled  to  another,  as  he  saw  seventeen  months’  service 
in  France.  He  also  wears  the  shoulder  insignia  of  the  First 
Army.  Captain  Buford  is  officially  credited  with  downing  only 
three  Hun  planes,  but  really  has  to  his  credit  eight,  five  of  them 
unofficially  recognized,  because  they  were  brought  down  so  far 
over  the  German  lines  no  official  report  could  be  made,  which  is 
but  strong  proof  of  the  courage  and  daring  of  the  man  who  chased 
his  victims  so  far  back  into  their  own  territory.  The  Dis¬ 
tinguished  Service  Cross  was  awarded  him  May,  1918,  when  he 
routed  five  German  planes  single-handed  at  the  Toul  sector.  The 
Croix  de  Guerre,  with  the  palm,  he  won  for  shooting  down  two 
Hun  planes  in  flames  at  Marne-Aisne.  The  Legion  of  Honor 
Cross,  the  highest  decoration  honor  bestowed  by  the  French  gov¬ 
ernment,  was  awarded  for  general  work  around  Chateau  Thierry. 
His  squadron,  95th,  was  in  charge  the  day  young  Theodore 
Roosevelt  was  killed.  Captain  Buford  was  offered  the  honor  of 
courier  at  the  Peace  Conference,  which  meant  he  would  carry 
messages  between  the  conference  at  Paris  and  Berlin,  Vienna, 
Brussels,  London  and  other  European  capitals,  but  this  he  de¬ 
clined.  He  was  unhurt  in  service,  but  had  a  severe  attack  of 
“flu”  and  was  in  a  hospital  in  France  several  months.  Returned 
home  March  16,  1919.  Now  in  business  with  his  father  in  Nash¬ 
ville,  Tennessee. 

9.  JOHN  THOMAS,  son  of  William  Wirt  and  Eleanor  Ray 
Pointer  Buford,  married  Sarah  E.  Armstrong,  December  4,  1877. 



Children — Thomas  Armstrong,  born  October  27,  1878;  William 
Wirth,  April  13,  1881. 

John  T.  Buford  died  December  27,  1910,  and  his  wife  died  in 
1882,  Williamson  County,  Tennessee. 

10.  THOMAS  ARMSTRONG,  son  of  John  Thomas  and 
Sarah  E.  Armstrong  Buford,  married  Lillian  Mae  Morris,  of 
Paris,  Henry  County,  Tennessee,  in  1909.  They  have  one  son, 
Thomas  Armstrong,  Jr. 

10.  WILLIAM  WIRTH,  son  of  John  Thomas  and  Sarah  E. 
Armstrong,  married  Lillian  A.  Thornburgh,  of  St.  Louis,  Decem¬ 
ber  26,  1889,  who  died  June  26,  1899.  They  had  no  children.  W. 
W.  Buford  is  now  in  San  Francisco,  California,  Schlueter  Electric 
Washers  and  Vacuum  Cleaners.  Served  in  World  War. 

9.  HENRY  POINTER,  son  of  William  Wirt  and  Eleanor 
Ray  Pointer  Buford,  married,  April  4,  1878,  Annie  W.  Hollins. 
No  children.  He  died  in  Nashville,  Tennessee,  in  October,  1885. 

9.  ELEANOR  LOUISE,  daughter  of  William  Wirt  and 
Eleanor  Ray  Pointer  Buford,  married  June  12,  1883,  William  V. 
Wilson.  No  children.  February,  1913.  He  is  a  lawyer  and  lives 
in  Lynchburg,  Virginia. 

9.  WILLIAM  BROWN,  son  of  William  W.  and  Ellen  L.  S. 
Buford,  married  Elizabeth  Black,  granddaughter  of  William  Bu¬ 
ford  (see  below).  Children — Helen  P.,  born  September  17,  1889; 
Charles  Dudley,  February  8,  1891,  died  September  22,  1891 ;  Mar¬ 
garet,  July  17,  1894,  Nashville,  Tennessee. 

9.  IRENE  MAYES,  daughter  of  William  Wirt  and  Ellen  L. 
S.  Buford,  married,  in  1895,  H.  I.  Pantall,  Thompson  Station, 

8.  SARAH  LOUISE,  daughter  of  Edward  and  Rebecca  P. 
Buford,  married,  August  4,  1840,  William  H.  Pointer.  Children 
— Edward  Henry,  born  in  1841,  killed  in  Confederate  States 
Army,  in  1864;  Elizabeth  Wilmot,  1845. 

Sarah  Louise  Pointer  died  on  August  9,  1849. 



9.  ELIZABETH  WILMOT,  daughter  of  William  H.  and 
Sarah  Louise  Pointer,  married  James  McGavock,  of  Fort  Ches- 
well,  Virginia.  Children — Edward  H.  and  Claude. 

Elizabeth  died  in  1894. 

7.  PRISCILLA,  daughter  of  James  and  Priscilla  R.  Buford, 
married  James  Giddens,  bom  October  4,  1784.  Children — 
Louise  Augusta,  born  December  31,  1806;  Amanda,  September  3, 
1808 ;  Marcus  Tullius,  August  8,  1810,  died  September  30,  1824 ; 
Mary  White,  1812;  Sarah,  July  31,  1814;  James  Monroe,  March 
23,  1816,  and  Priscilla  Buford,  March  18,  1818. 

8.  LOUISA  AUGUSTA,  daughter  of  James  and  Priscilla 
B.  Giddens,  married  John  T.  Moss. 

8.  AMANDA,  daughter  of  James  and  Priscilla  B.  Giddens, 
married  Joseph  Henry  Fry.  Son — J.  T.  Fry. 

Amanda  died  about  a  year  after  marriage. 

9.  J.  T.  FRY,  son  of  Joseph  and  Amanda  G.  Fry,  married, 
first,  May  L.  Williams.  Two  children,  both  dead.  Married,  sec¬ 
ond,  Emily  Reese  Talbot.  Children — Talbot  Lee  (girl),  Charles, 
Ferdinand,  Aileen.  Married,  third,  Anna  Marie  Gayle  (or 
Zayle).  Galveston,  Texas. 

8.  MARY  WHITE,  daughter  of  James  and  Priscilla  B.  Gid¬ 
dens,  married  Thomas  Moss. 

8.  SARAH,  daughter  of  James  and  Priscilla  B.  Giddens, 
married  William  Moss.  Children,  Edwin,  died  young,  Eveline, 
Martha  and  William. 

Sarah  G.  Moss  died  September  30,  1862. 

John  T.,  Thomas  and  William  Moss  were  brothers. 

9.  MARTHA,  daughter  of  William  and  Sarah  G.  Moss, 
married  Dr.  Kennedy. 

8.  JAMES  MONROE,  son  of  James  and  Priscilla  B.  Gid¬ 
dens,  married  October  9,  1894,  Caroline,  daughter  of  Matthew 

8.  PRISCILLA  BUFORD,  daughter  of  James  and  Priscilla 
B.  Giddens,  married,  May  5,  1835,  Albert  Robert  Cartwright, 



born  August  14,  1806.  Children — Sarah  Elizabeth,  born  Febru¬ 
ary  6,  1836;  Marcus  Tullius,  June  28,  1838,  died  March  10,  1864; 
Mary  Frances,  September  20,  1840,  died  October  27,  1841; 
Charles  David,  November  16,  1842,  died  April  2,  1885;  Albert 
Minick,  February  14,  1845;  Neil  Brown,  August  17,  1847;  Mon¬ 
roe  Giddens,  May  7,  1850;  Emily  Irene,  February  10,  1853;  Wil¬ 
liam  Edwin,  October  4, 1855,  and  James  Buford,  May  26,  1858. 

9.  SARAH  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  Albert  R.  and 
Priscilla  B.  G.  Cartwright,  married,  February  19,  1856,  D.  T. 
Chappell,  who  died  December  29,  1893. 

9.  ALBERT  MINICK,  son  of  Albert  R.  and  Priscilla  B.  G. 
Cartwright,  married,  December  1,  1871,  Elizabeth  Ann  Hara- 

9.  NEIL  BROWN,  son  of  Albert  R.  and  Priscilla  B.  G. 
Cartwright,  married,  November  1,  1868,  Eliza  Camilla  Harawav. 

9.  MONROE  GIDDENS,  son  of  Albert  R.  and  Priscilla  B. 
G.  Cartwright,  married,  December  1,  1871,  Laura  Annett  Cross. 

9.  WILLIAM  EDWIN,  son  of  Albert  and  Priscilla  B.  G. 
Cartwright,  married,  September  18,  1883,  Mary  Ellen  Spence:*. 

9.  JAMES  BUFORD,  son  of  Albert  R.  and  Priscilla  B.  G. 
Cartwright,  married  Alice  Charity  Townsend,  December  3,  1879. 

7.  CATHERINE,  daughter  of  James  and  Priscilla  R.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Mr.  Mebane  and  died  without  issue. 




6.  LE  ROY,  son  of  Henry  and  Frances  Buford,  of  Bruns¬ 
wick  Parish,  Amelia  County,  Virginia,  married  Frances  Rags¬ 
dale.  Children — John  Ragsdale,  born  July  5,  1779;  Robert, 
March  3,  1783;  Polly,  1785;  Patience,  1787;  Miles,  April  1,  1789, 
and  Susan,  1791. 

Le  Roy  went  from  Lunenburg  County,  Virginia,  to  Chester 
District,  South  Carolina,  where  he  died  and  was  buried  at  Fisher 
Creek  Meeting  House. 

7.  JOHN  RAGSDALE,  son  of  Le  Roy  and  Frances  R.  Bu¬ 
ford,  born  in  Chester  County,  South  Carolina,  married,  December 
25,  1804,  Esther,  daughter  of  Mark  Eaves,  whose  wife  was  born 
Holliday.  A  short  time  after  marrying,  they  went  to  Fayette 
County,  Tennessee.  Children — William  D.,  born  November  30, 
1805;  Jefferson,  August  17,  1807;  Didomia,  October  27,  1809; 
Jemimia  S.,  November  16,  1811;  John  Osmond  Holliday,  June 
12, 1814;  Patience  Emiline,  December  14,  1816;  Mary  McFadden, 
March  15,  1818 ;  Esther  Amelia  Caroline,  October  25,  1821 ; 
James  McClure,  November  13,  1824;  Harvey  Louis  Marion, 
August  3,  1826,  died  November  17,  1841,  and  Emily  Ridley  Jane, 
January  29,  1831,  died  January  11,  1849. 

John  R.  Buford,  died  in  Fayette  County,  Tennessee,  May  23, 
1839.  Esther  E.  Buford  died  in  Chester  County,  South  Carolina. 

8.  WILLIAM  D.,  son  of  John  R.  and  Esther  E.  Buford, 
married  his  cousin,  Letitia  Buford  (see  Miles,  below),  and  went 
to  Madison  County,  Missouri,  in  1834,  thence  to  Nacogdoches 
County,  Texas,  in  1839.  Children — E.  Catherine,  born  November 
13,  1831,  and  Thomas  Ridley,  September  21,  1833. 

William  D.  Buford  died  September  30,  1839,  and  Letitia  died 
October  26,  1861. 




9.  E.  CATHERINE,  daughter  of  William  D.  and  Letitia  B. 
Buford,  married  George  C.  Bondies,  July  11,  1848.  Children — 
George,  William  and  Laura. 

E.  Catherine  Bondies  died  May  7,  1860. 

10.  GEORGE,  son  of  George  C.  and  E.  C.  B.  Bondies,  mar¬ 
ried  and  had  children — George,  William  and  Henry. 

George  died,  and  his  widow  and  children  live  in  Galveston, 

10.  WILLIAM,  son  of  George  C.  and  E.  C.  B.  Bondies,  mar¬ 
ried  and  lives  in  Forney,  Kufman  County,  Texas. 

10.  LAURA,  daughter  of  George  C.  and  E.  C.  B.  Bondies, 
married  W.  A.  George. 

9.  THOMAS  RIDLEY,  son  of  William  D.  and  Letitia  B. 
Buford,  married,  first,  Margaret  McRea,  October  2,  1859.  Child 
— Letitia,  born  February  28, 1863.  Margaret  McRea  Buford  died 
September  20,  1864,  and  Thomas  Ridley  married,  for  his  second 
wife,  Amanda  Rebecca  Kyle,  June  11,  1867.  Children — William 
G.,  born  June  22,  1868,  died  September  28,  1869  ;  Thomas  E.,  May 
31,  1871 ;  Frank  Lee,  February  16,  1873;  Ida  Kate,  September  24, 
1875;  Ira  May,  June  3,  1878. 

Thomas  R.  Buford  died  at  Sabine  Pass,  Texas,  in  August, 

10.  LETITIA,  daughter  of  Thomas  R.  and  Margaret  Mc¬ 
Rea  Buford,  married  J.  F.  Lanier. 

8.  JEFFERSON,  son  of  John  Ragsdale  and  Esther  Eaves 
Buford,  born  in  Union  District,  South  Carolina,  August  17,  1807, 
married,  May  30,  1839,  Mary  Ann  Rebecca  White,  daughter  of 
John  Hardy  and  Rebecca  White,  who  was  born  at  Whitesvilie, 
North  Carolina,  June  24,  1823,  and  died  at  Eufaula,  Alabama, 
July  16,  1852.  Children — John  Ridley,  born  at  Oak  Forrest,  Bar¬ 
bour  County,  Alabama,  September  8,  1840,  now  living  at  Santa 
Barbara,  Brazil,  South  America;  Jefferson  LeRoy,  September  20, 
1842,  died  at  Birmingham,  Alabama,  March  29,  1896;  Mary,  at 
Oak  Forrest,  July  5,  1845;  Annie  Eliza  Rebecca,  at  Eufaula,  Ala- 



bama,  April  7,  1847,  died  March  9,  1896;  Emily,  at  Prairie  Hill, 
Macon  County,  Alabama,  January  8,  1850,  died  at  Eufaula,  Ala¬ 
bama,  December  21,  1850. 

Jefferson  Buford  married,  for  second  wife,  Mrs.  Lizzie  Juett 
McNeil,  in  November,  1858,  and  died  at  Clayton,  Alabama, 
August  28,  1862.  His  widow  is  living  at  Union  Springs,  and  is 
married  the  third  time. 

In  the  spring  of  1856,  when  the  question  of  the  right  to  in¬ 
troduce  slaves  into  the  territories  was  being  agitated,  Jefferson 
Buford,  who  was  then  conducting  a  newspaper  in  Eufaula,  Ala¬ 
bama,  issued  a  call  for  three  hundred  volunteers,  ostensibly  to  set¬ 
tle  in  Kansas,  but  really  to  invade  the  territory,  and  by  force 
make  it  a  slave  state,  promising  them,  by  way  of  inducements, 
transportation,  support  for  one  year  and  a  homestead.  He  suc¬ 
ceeded  in  raising  the  company  and  fitted  out  the  expedition, 
largely  at  his  own  expense.  To  reimburse  him  for  his  outlay,  it 
was  understood  that  each  member  of  the  company  was  to  take 
up  a  claim,  one-half  of  which  was  to  be  turned  over  to  him.  The 
greater  part  of  these  adventurers  were  reckless  characters.  It 
must  not  be  supposed,  however,  that  all  the  company  were  vicious 
men;  some  amiable,  high-toned  young  men,  poor  but  well  con¬ 
nected,  were  among  them.  They  were  collected  from  Alabama, 
the  Carolinas,  Mississippi  and  Georgia.  The  expedition  was 
armed  and  formed  in  companies,  with  Colonel  Buford  in  com¬ 
mand,  and  proceeded  up  the  Mississippi  and  Missouri  Rivers.  On 
its  arrival  in  Kansas  City,  Missouri,  they  were  drawn  up  in  mil¬ 
itary  array,  and  amidst  enthusiasm,  the  pro-slave  party  called 
upon  the  members  to  give  a  pledge  and  take  the  oath  that  they 
would  not  leave  Kansas  until  it  was  made  a  free  state.  Buford 
disclaimed  having  come  to  Kansas  to  destroy  property.  There 
was  some  misunderstanding  on  the  part  of  the  young  adventurers 
as  to  the  terms  of  their  contract,  but  finally  all  signed  and  took 
the  oath.  For  some  time  they  were  quartered  on  the  border  be¬ 
tween  Missouri  and  Kansas,  sustained  by  contributions  and  food 



from  home  and  from  the  neighboring  counties  in  Missouri.  Most 
of  the  better  class  of  young  men  deserted,  and  went  home  dis¬ 
gusted  with  their  companions  and  the  duties  entailed  on  them  by 
the  pro-slavery  conquest. 

Buford’s  company  with  the  Missouri  contingent,  in  ah 
about  eight  hundred  men,  in  May  moved  into  Kansas.  Lawrence 
was  peacefully  surrendered  by  the  free-state  men;  they  took  pos¬ 
session  of  the  town  and  sacked  it.  It  is  well  to  add  that  they  were 
acting  under  the  guidance  of  the  governor  and  state  authorities. 
After  this  guerilla  warfare  was  kept  up  for  some  time,  Buford’s 
men  entering  into  it  actively.  John  Brown  and  his  sons  appeared 
on  the  scene  and  whipped  the  pro-slavers  at  Palmyra;  afterward 
both  parties  concentrated  their  forces  at  Franklin.  Buford  was 
with  them,  with  a  quantity  of  arms  and  stores,  which  were  cap¬ 
tured  and  the  pro-slavers  driven  off.  After  some  desultory 
fighting  and  maneuvering  to  avoid  fighting,  on  the  part  of  both 
parties,  with  the  United  States  troops  as  a  third  party,  the  pro¬ 
slavers  confined  themselves  to  the  Indian  Reservation  along  the 
frontier,  until  their  depredations  became  so  annoying  that  the 
Indians  complained  to  the  agent,  who  asked  the  United  States 
troops  to  interfere,  which  they  did,  and  drove  the  pro-slavers  into 
Missouri.  Buford  felt  very  sore  and  complained  to  the  governor 
of  the  territory,  who  assured  him  “that  he  would  have  no  diffi¬ 
culty  in  coming  into  the  territory  with  bona  fide  settlers.’’  Dur¬ 
ing  June  the  pro-slavers  were  kept  in  Missouri ;  in  July  politicians 
took  a  hand,  and  finally  succeeded  in  getting  the  President  to  use 
United  States  forces  for  the  dispersal  of  the  legislature.  This 
was  done  on  the  4th  of  July,  and  the  territory  lay  at  the  mercy 
of  the  pro-slavery  party.  The  venture  did  not  succeed  financially, 
as  few  of  the  company  became  permanent  residents  of  Kansas, 
but  there  is  no  doubt  that  the  appearance  of  Buford  on  the  border 
greatly  encouraged  the  pro-slavery  leaders,  and  they  said,  “The 
noble  Buford  is  endeared  to  our  hearts;  we  love  him;  we  will 
fight  for  him,  and  will  die  for  him  and  his  companions.”  The 



conception  and  execution  of  this  reckless  adventure  by  Buford 
were  only  equaled  by  John  Brown’s  opposition  to  it,  and  the  lat¬ 
ter’s  crusade  into  Maryland  was  but  another  step  towards  the 
Civil  War. 

9.  MARY,  daughter  of  Jefferson  and  Mary  White  Bu¬ 
ford,  born  July  5,  1845,  married,  December  19,  1867,  Robert  Long 
Hobdy,  born  at  Hobdy’s  Bridge,  Dike  County,  Alabama,  October 
22, 1840.  Children — Robert  Long,  Jr.,  born  at  Prairie  Hill,  Macon 
County,  Alabama,  January  3,  1870;  Annie  Lucile,  June  24,  1872; 
John  Buford,  January  16,  1875 ;  Marie  Elise,  May  9,  1877 ;  Jennie 
McKay,  October  27,  1879;  Charles  Frank  Edward,  March  25, 
1882,  died  March  27, 1888.  Robert  and  Mary  Hobdy  live  at  Union 
Springs,  Alabama. 

8.  DIDOMIA,  daughter  of  John  R.  and  Esther  E.  Buford, 
married  William  Ferguson.  Children — Esther,  Narcissa  and 

8.  JEMIMA  S.  married  Miles  Buford  (see  below). 

8.  JOHN  O.  H.,  son  of  John  Ragsdale  and  Esther  Eaves 
Buford,  born  February  7,  1828,  married  Caroline  Augusta  Black, 
in  Fayette  County,  Tennessee,  November  5,  1846.  Children — 
Esther  Adelia,  born  October  22,  1847;  Leander  Jefferson,  Decem¬ 
ber  17,  1849,  died  May  19,  1874;  Mary  Ella,  July  27,  1852,  died 
July  23,  1853;  Ridley  Eaves,  July  22,  1854;  James  B.,  March  4, 
1857,  died  March  27,  1880;  William  0.,  January  2,  1859,  and 
Eliza,  September  6,  1863,  live  in  Somerville,  Tennessee. 

9.  ESTHER  ADELIA,  daughter  of  John  0.  H.  and  Caro¬ 
line  B.  Buford,  married  F.  C.  Manley  and  lives  in  Shelby  County, 

9.  RIDLEY  EAVES,  son  of  John  0.  and  Caroline  B.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married,  December  2,  1886,  in  Fayette  County,  Tennessee, 
Julia  Lucas.  Children — Caremay  and  Norma. 

8.  PATIENCE  EMELINE,  daughter  of  John  and  Esther 
E.  Buford,  married,  in  1839,  Sample  Alexander.  Children — Na¬ 
thaniel  Ridley,  born  in  1842,  killed  in  the  battle  of  Pine  Bluff, 



Arkansas,  in  1862,  in  the  Confederate  States  Army;  Margaret 
Holliday,  1843;  Eliza  McClure,  1845;  Caroline  Amelia,  1847; 
Charles  H.  Norris  Buford,  1851 ;  James  Sample,  1853,  and  Em- 
eline  Buford,  1855.  Emeline  died  November  23,  1857,  and  Sam¬ 
ple  married,  second,  Lucy  H.  Clawson.  Children — William  Claw¬ 
son  and  Lewis. 

Sample  Alexander  died  in  1878.  He  was  a  merchant  in  Ches¬ 
ter,  South  Carolina. 

9.  MARGARET  HOLLIDAY,  daughter  of  Sample  and 
Patience  E.  B.  Alexander,  married,  in  February,  1866,  George  D. 
Milton,  whcse  first  wife  was  Frances  Poag,  who  died  in  1862. 
Children — Lucius  Hopkins,  born  in  1870;  Charles  Nannetta,  1872, 
and  Georgia,  1875. 

George  D.  Milton  died  July  18,  1876. 

9.  ELIZA  McCLURE,  daughter  of  Sample  and  Patience 
E.  B.  Alexander,  married,  in  1868,  Edward  T.  Atkinson.  Chil¬ 
dren — Buford,  born  in  1870;  Susan,  1872;  Howard,  1880;  Wal¬ 
ter,  1882. 

9.  CAROLINE  AMELIA,  daughter  of  Sample  and  Patience 
E.  B.  Alexander,  married,  in  1867,  Thomas  N.  Youngblood. 
Children — Emma,  born  in  1870;  Lucy,  1872;  Charles,  1874; 
Sarah,  1875;  Caroline,  1876;  Thomas,  1877,  died  in  1878;  Eliza, 
1878,  died  in  1880;  Pelzer,  1880,  and  Mary,  1883. 

Thomas  Youngblood  died  in  October,  1886. 

10.  EMMA,  daughter  of  Thomas  N.  and  Caroline  Young¬ 
blood,  married,  in  1891,  David  Jones,  Jr. 

9.  CHARLES  H.,  son  of  Sample  and  Patience  E.  B.  Alex¬ 
ander,  married,  in  1885,  Eliza  McClure.  Child — Frances,  born 
in  1890. 

9.  NORRIS  BUFORD,  son  of  Sample  and  Patience  E.  B. 
Alexander,  married  in  1872,  Mary  Buford  Fayssoux,  his  second 
cousin,  granddaughter  of  Susan  Buford  McFadden.  Children — 
Rebecca  Mills,  born  in  1874,  died  in  1878;  Thomas  Mills,  1878, 
and  one  born  in  1892. 


9.  EMOLINE  BUFORD,  daughter  of  Sample  and  Patience 
E.  B.  Alexander,  married,  in  1881,  T.  Butler  Woods.  Children — 
Eveline,  born  in  1883 ;  Auburn,  1885 ;  Butler,  1889,  and  two 

8.  MARY  McFADDEN,  daughter  of  John  R.  and  Esther  E. 
Buford,  married,  October  22,  1844,  Cyrus  Davis  Melton,  who  was 
born  in  York  County,  South  Carolina,  in  1819,  and  was  an  emi¬ 
nent  lawyer  in  Chesterville,  South  Carolina.  Children — Esther 
Virginia,  born  November  25,  1845 ;  a  son,  July  17,  1848,  died  Feb¬ 
ruary  5,  1849;  Ridley  Eaves,  July  27,  1850,  died  March  3,  1853; 
Samuel  Davis,  April  10,  1854,  died  December  15,  1880;  Preston 
LaBorde,  March  26,  1856. 

Cyrus  Davis  Melton  died  at  Columbia,  South  Carolina,  De¬ 
cember  4,  1875.  Mary  B.  Melton  died  at  Columbia,  South  Caro¬ 
lina,  November  26,  1888. 

9.  ESTHER  VIRGINIA,  daughter  of  Cyrus  D.  and  Mary 
B.  Melton,  married,  December  26,  1866,  Washington  Augustus 
Clark,  of  Chester,  South  Carolina.  Children — A  daughter,  born 
August  24,  1868,  died ;  Davis  Melton,  November  21,  1869,  died 
January  15, 1870;  Ephriam  Melton,  December  17,  1870,  died  June 
1,  1871;  Edward  Bailey,  December  10,  1871;  Melton,  April  19, 
1874;  Mary  Buford,  May  10,  1876;  Washington,  February  6, 
1878;  James,  August  20,  1880;  Lillian  Virginia,  November  12, 
1882;  Ephriam  Mikell,  July  24,  1884,  died  October  24,  1887; 
Susan,  April  7,  1886. 

Esther  Virginia  Clark  died  October  5,  1890,  W.  A.  Clark, 
- .  Home,  Columbia,  South  Carolina. 

10.  MELTON,  son  of  Washington  A.  and  Esther  M.  Clark, 
married,  July  30,  1896,  Charlotte  M.  Woodroe,  of  Columbia, 
South  Carolina. 

10.  MARY  BUFORD,  daughter  of  Washington  A.  and 
Esther  M.  Clark,  married,  in  November,  1895,  Fletcher  S.  Brock¬ 
man,  of  Atlanta,  Georgia.  Child — Allan  Clark,  born  August, 




9.  PRESTON  LA  BORDE,  son  of  Cyrus  D.  and.  Mary  B. 
Melton,  married  Emma  Conner,  of  Lancaster,  South  Carolina. 
Child — Emma  Conner,  born  in  1887. 

8.  ESTHER  AMELIA  CAROLINE,  daughter  of  John  R. 
and  Esther  E.  Buford,  married  Dr.  E.  M.  Heron.  Children — 
Derril  E.,  Edward  M.,  died,  and  Harriet. 

Esther  M.  Heron  died  in  1860  and  Dr.  E.  M.  Heron  lives  in 
Louisville,  Barbour  County,  Alabama. 

8.  JAMES  McCLURE,  son  of  John  R.  and  Esther  E.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  at  Eufaula,  Alabama,  June  14,  1859,  Maldie  Cowan. 
Children — William  Cowan,  born  July  8,  1861;  Caroline  Eloise, 
January  12,  1862;  Jefferson  Pugh,  December  23,  1863;  Annie 
Esther,  October  23,  1865;  Therese,  November  23,  1868;  Leroy 
Eaves,  May  11,  1870;  Mary  Melton,  August  20,  1872,  died  Janu¬ 
ary,  1888,  and  Emily  A.,  July  21,  1874.  Residence,  Kelso,  Wash¬ 

9.  CAROLINE  ELOISE,  daughter  of  James  M.  and  Maldie 
C.  Buford,  married  A.  L.  Jessup,  died  January  22,  1892. 

9.  ANNIE  ESTHER,  daughter  of  James  M.  and  Maldie  C. 
Buford,  married  W.  W.  Forbes. 

7.  ROBERT,  son  of  LeRoy  and  Frances  R.  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried,  August  26,  1821,  Lydia,  daughter  of  William  and  Jane 
Black,  of  York  District,  South  Carolina,  who  was  born  July  12, 
1802.  Children — Susan  A.  McFadden,  born  June  11,  1822;  Wil¬ 
liam  Haslet,  January  12,  1824,  died  June  11,  1834;  Robert  C., 
July  7,  1826;  Jane  Amelia,  April  13,  1827 ;  Lydia  Louise,  Septem¬ 
ber  20,  1829;  Elizabeth,  September  15,  1831;  James  Hamilton, 
April  28,  1833;  Theodore  W.,  September  1,  1836;  Frances  Ann, 
September  10,  1839;  Harriet  Esther,  January  8,  1841;  Leander 
Leroy,  February  22,  1846,  died  October  6,  1846. 

Robert  Buford  was  born  in  Lunenburg  County,  Virginia, 
and  went  to  Fayette  County,  Tennessee,  in  1824;  afterwards  set¬ 
tled  at  Rienzi,  Mississippi,  where  he  died,  August  20,  1869. 
Lydia  B.  Buford  died  March  6,  1879. 



8.  SUSAN  A.  McFADDEN,  daughter  of  Robert  and  Lydia 
B.  Buford,  married,  first,  in  June,  1840;  Jesse  Brown,  and,  sec¬ 
ond,  October  23,  1845,  Johnson  Buntin. 

8.  ROBERT  C.,  son  of  Robert  and  Lydia  B.  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried,  November  28, 1848,  Mattie  Settle,  and  died  October  14,  1854. 

8.  JANE  AMELIA,  daughter  of  Robert  and  Lydia  B.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married,  in  October,  1854,  James  McAdory,  and  died  Decem¬ 
ber  12,  1860. 

8.  LYDIA  LOUISE,  daughter  of  Robert  and  Lydia  B.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married,  December  24, 1850,  Silas  H.,  son  of  Robert  and  Re¬ 
becca  Clark.  Children — Robert  Sledge,  born  July  25,  1852;  Silas 
Walter,  August  8,  1855 ;  Charles  Buford,  September  8,  1858 ; 
Lelia  Silas,  February  19,  1861,  married  Brown. 

Silas  H.  Clark  died  January  7,  1864.  His  family  lives  in 
Kosciusko,  Mississippi. 

8.  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  Robert  and  Lydia  B.  Buford, 
married,  September  16,  1852,  H.  L.  Staford,  of  South  Carolina, 
and  died  April  12,  1875. 

8.  JAMES  H.,  son  of  Robert,  born  September  12,  1867, 
married  Mary  Wade.  No  children.  James  H.  Buford  died  March 
4,  1887. 

8.  THEODORE  W.,  son  of  Robert  and  Lydia  B.  Buford, 
married,  February  16,  1865,  Eva  Dickins,  and  lives  in  Pickens, 

8.  FRANCES  ANN,  daughter  of  Robert  and  Lydia  B.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married,  May  1,  1878,  Robert  Henderson,  of  Corinth,  Miss¬ 
issippi,  and  died  January  14,  1892. 

8.  HARRIET  E.,  daughter  of  Robert  and  Lydia  B.  Buford, 
married,  October  7,  1868,  James  M.  Lewis,  of  South  Carolina, 
and  lives  in  Pickens,  Mississippi. 

7.  MILES,  son  of  Le  Roy  and  Frances  B.  Buford,  married, 
first,  January  15,  1807,  Catherine  Young  of  Union  District, 
South  Carolina,  and  went  to  Fayette  County,  Tennessee,  in  1824, 
with  his  brother  Robert.  Children — Le  Roy,  born  April  2,  1808 ; 



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Letitia,  March  23,  1812;  Thomas  Young,  August  5,  1814;  Chris¬ 
topher  Young,  February  4,  1816;  William  Ragsdale,  March  3, 
1818;  Mary  Frances,  April  15,  1820;  Susan,  December  29,  1822. 

Catherine  Y.  Buford  died  October  25,  1826.  Miles  Buford 
married,  second,  September  12,  1828,  Jemima  Buford.  Children 
— Esther  C.,  born  November  13,  1829;  Patience  Emeline,  January 
9,  1831 ;  Jefferson  R.,  June  18,  1832,  died  July  6,  1897 ;  Almorinda 
C.,  October  5,  1833;  Miles  Marion,  February  6,  1835,  died  March 
3,  1877 ;  Cicely  E.,  February  13,  1839 ;  Emily  T.,  December  9, 
1841,  died  April  4,  1842;  Susannah  T.,  June  15,  1843;  Frances  E., 
September  24,  1845;  James  K.  Polk,  June  15,  1847 ;  Richard  Mad¬ 
ison,  February  23,  1849;  Decatur,  Jackson  and  Henry  Washing¬ 
ton,  June  21,  1850;  Grazilda,  February  14,  1835. 

Miles  went  from  Fayette  County,  Tennessee,  about  1830,  to 
Louisiana,  and  settled  at  Haynesville,  where  he  died  April  16, 
1871.  Jemima  Buford  died  January  20,  1891. 

8.  LETITIA,  daughter  of  Miles  and  Catherine  Young  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  her  cousin,  William  D.  Buford  (see  John  R.  Bu¬ 
ford,  son  of  Le  Roy) . 

8.  THOMAS  YOUNG,  son  of  Miles  and  Catherine  Y.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married,  December  23,  1836,  Mary  Sipson,  and  had  two 

8.  CHRISTOPHER  YOUNG,  son  of  Miles  and  Catherine 
Y.  Buford,  married,  October  29,  1839,  Mary  H.  Nifong. 


The  Nifongs  were  a  great  and  well  respected  people  and  old 
settlers  of  Madison  County,  Missouri.  Mary  H.  Nifong  was  a 
daughter  of  George  and  Catherine  Nifong.  He  died  August  18, 
1873,  at  ninety  years  of  age;  his  wife  died  March  4,  1866,  at 
eighty-four  years  of  age. 

Children — Robert,  born  January  25,  1843;  Susan  Catherine, 
November  2,  1844;  William,  February  1,  1848;  George  C.,  Oc¬ 
tober  20,  1849;  Mary  Sonora,  February  1,  1852;  Cora,  August  26, 



1854,  never  married.  Christopher  Y.  Buford,  married,  second, 
June  9,  1859,  Jane  Anthony.  Children — Nellie,  born  April  1, 
1860;  Thomas  Price,  June  6,  1862;  Samuel,  February  25,  1864. 

Christopher  Y.  Buford  was  a  man  with  a  big  heart,  and  it  is 
a  question  if  a  better  man  ever  lived  in  Madison  County  than  he. 
When  the  United  States  was  in  war  with  Mexico,  1845,  he  vol¬ 
unteered  his  services  to  help  his  country.  In  1849  he  went  for  the 
gold  fields  of  California  and  incurred  the  hardships  of  that 
perilous  journey.  His  company  came  back  by  sea  and  was  ship¬ 
wrecked  and  barely  escaped.  When  they  were  within  about  one 
mile  of  home,  one  of  the  men  fell  off  his  horse  in  the  snow  (they 
all  had  the  cholera  and  were  worn  out  and  fatigued).  Mr.  Bu¬ 
ford  stopped  and  rendered  assistance,  when  he  was  forsaken  by 
all  the  rest.  In  the  Great  Rebellion  he  volunteered  his  sei vices 
and  went  with  the  South. 

He  left  home  when  a  mere  boy  and  was  thrown  on  his  own 
lesources,  and  yet  he  made  the  best  of  life.  He  sold  his  farm  east 
of  Fredericktown,  Missouri,  for  sixty-five  thousand  dollars  and 
moved  into  town  and  there  lived  the  remainder  of  his  days.  He 
died  December  31,  1876.  His  last  wife,  Jane  Anthony  Buford, 
died  October  27,  1922.  Mr.  Buford  was  a  Democrat  and  a  mem¬ 
ber  of  the  Masonic  fraternity. 

9.  SUSAN  C.,  daughter  of  Christopher  Y.  and  Mary  H. 
Nifong  Buford,  married  Willis  Blanks. 

9.  WILLIAM,  son  of  Christopher  Y.  and  Mary  H.  Nifong 
Buford,  married  Nancy  Emma  Anthony.  Children — Bessie, 
never  married ;  May,  married  Mr.  Thompson,  of  Newport,  Ar¬ 
kansas;  Maude  B.,  married  Sylvester  C.  Nifong;  Homer,  married 

-  and  they  had  two  children — Jack,  who  is  about  ten 

years  old,  and  Curtis,  who  is  two  years  old.  Homer  Buford  was 
superintendent  of  a  great  railroad  in  Iowa.  He  is  located  at  1405 
South  Eighth  Street,  Terre  Haute,  Indiana. 



9.  GEORGE  C.,  son  of  Christopher  Y.  and  Mary  H.  Nifong 
Buford,  married  and  has  a  daughter,  Lillie,  and  lives  at  Mon¬ 
mouth  Springs,  Arkansas. 

9.  MARY  SONORA,  daughter  of  C.  Y.  and  M.  H.  Nifong 
Buford,  married  M.  C.  O’Connell,  who  was  an  engineer  for  the 
Iron  Mountain  &  Southern  Railroad.  Children — Buford,  Susan 
and  Henry. 

9.  NELLIE,  daughter  of  C.  Y.  and  Jane  Anthony  Buford, 
married  Robert  P.  Crow.  Children — Clarence  and  Arbie. 

R.  P.  Crow  died  but  his  wife,  Nellie,  is  living  at  Ironton, 

9.  SAMUEL,  son  of  C.  Y.  and  Jane  Anthony  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried,  January  10, 1886,  Lillie  Lampher,  a  native  of  Missouri,  born 
in  1866,  and  the  daughter  of  George  W.  Lampher.  Children — 
Frank,  Charles  L.,  George  W.  and  Nellie.  Frank  and  Charles 
are  good  mercantile  business  men ;  George  W.  is  located  in  Cali¬ 
fornia,  while  Nellie  is  a  trained  nurse  in  St.  Luke’s  Hospital, 
St.  Louis. 

Samuel  Buford  married,  second  (his  first  wife  having 
died),  in  1916  or  1917,  Florence  May.  Mr.  Buford  operates  three 
stores  in  Fredericktown,  Missouri,  a  grocery  store,  a  meat  market 
and  a  shoe  store. 

10.  FRANK,  son  of  Samuel  and  Lillie  Lampher  Buford, 
married  Alice  Cassey.  Two  children — Virginia  and  Alice. 

10.  CHARLES  L.,  son  of  Samuel  and  Lillie  Lampher  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Marie  Millerman. 

8.  WILLIAM  RAGSDALE,  son  of  Miles  and  Catherine  Y. 
Buford,  married,  June  17,  1841,  Mary  Buford,  widow  of  his 
brother,  Thomas  Young  Buford.  Children — John  R.  and  Eliza¬ 
beth  Catherine,  and  lives  at  Sulphur  Springs,  Texas. 

9.  ELIZABETH  CATHERINE,  daughter  of  William  R. 
and  Mary  Buford,  married  J.  H.  Harrison. 

8.  SUSAN,  daughter  of  Miles  and  Catherine  Y.  Buford, 
married  Mr.  Patrick  and  lives  in  Haynesville,  Louisiana. 



7.  POLLY,  daughter  of  Le  Roy  and  Frances  R.  Buford, 
married  Rev.  J.  B.  Davis.  Children — William  Le  Roy,  Amelia 
and  Louise. 

8.  LE  ROY,  son  of  J.  B.  and  Polly  B.  Davis,  married  Isa¬ 
bella  Hemphill,  sister  of  James  Hemphill,  who  died  young.  Le 
Roy  married,  second,  Miss  Wilson,  of  Fredericksburg,  Virginia. 
They,  with  one  son  and  their  daughters,  went  West. 

8.  AMELIA,  daughter  of  J.  B.  and  Polly  B.  Davis,  married 
William  McFadden.  They,  with  several  of  their  children,  went 
to  Brazil,  South  America. 

8.  LOUISE,  daughter  of  J.  B.  and  Polly  B.  Davis,  married 
Mr.  Wilson,  of  Fredericksburg,  Virginia. 

7.  PATIENCE,  daughter  of  Le  Roy  and  Frances  B.  Buford, 
married  Captain  William  Stringfellow,  of  Culpeper  County, 
Virginia.  Children — Amelia,  married  William  McClure;  Cath¬ 
erine,  married  Major  Henry;  Harriet,  married  Rev.  D.  McNeill 
Turner;  Margaret,  married  Rev.  A.  W.  Miller;  Frances,  died 
young;  James  Madison;  Robert,  born  in  1813,  and  William  Hull. 

8.  ROBERT,  son  of  Captain  William  and  Patience  B. 
Stringfellow,  married  Mariah  Gray.  Children — Edwin  Hull, 
Patience,  William,  Lucius,  Robert,  Jr.,  Thornton,  Kittie,  died 
young,  Janie  and  another  daughter. 

9.  EDWIN  HULL,  son  of  Robert  and  Mariah  G.  String¬ 
fellow,  married  and  had  children — a  son  and  daughter  died  in 
Florida,  and  James,  born  in  1839,  married  Isabella,  daughter  of 
James  Hemphill,  and  has  a  son,  James  Hemphill,  and  lives  in 
Chester,  South  Carolina. 

9.  PATIENCE,  daughter  of  Robert  and  Mariah  G.  String¬ 
fellow,  married  Major  Julius  Mills,  who  died,  leaving  one  son 
and  four  daughters,  Chester,  South  Carolina. 

9.  WILLIAM,  son  of  Robert  and  Mariah  G.  Stringfellow, 
married  Annie  Brawley,  has  five  children,  and  lives  at  Chester, 
South  Carolina. 



9.  LUCIUS,  son  of  Robert  and  Mariah  G.  Stringfellow, 
married  and  has  four  children. 

9.  ROBERT,  JR.,  son  of  Robert  and  Mariah  G.  Stringfel¬ 
low,  married  Miss  Hawthorne,  Hawthorne,  Florida. 

9.  THORNTON,  son  of  Robert  and  Mariah  G.  Stringfel¬ 
low,  married  and  died  in  1894,  leaving  wife  and  one  son. 

8.  WILLIAM  HULL,  son  of  Captain  William  and  Patience 
B.  Stringfellow,  married,  first,  Julia  Raney.  Children — William, 
died;  Eliza,  married  George  K.  Broome,  Gainesville,  Florida. 
Julia  R.  died  and  William  H.  married  a  second  time  and  had  four 
sons  and  one  daughter.  Sarah  married  Lieutenant  Walker, 
United  States  Army.  They  live  at  Gainesville,  Florida. 

7.  SUSAN,  daughter  of  Le  Roy  and  Frances  Ragsdale  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  James  McFadden.  Children — Polly  and  Isaac. 

8.  POLLY,  daughter  of  James  and  Susan  McFadden,  mar¬ 
ried  Dr.  J.  B.  Gaston.  Children — James  McFadden,  Margaret, 
J.  Lucius,  Susan,  John  Brown,  Isaac  Newton,  killed  in  battle,  Wil¬ 
liam,  Thomas  Chalmers,  Mary,  unmarried,  Eliza  and  a  daughter, 
a  missionary  in  Japan. 

9.  JAMES  McFADDEN,  son  of  Dr.  J.  B.  and  Polly  M.  Gas¬ 
ton,  married  Miss  Brumby.  He  was  a  surgeon  in  the  Confederate 
States  Army  during  the  Civil  War.  Not  being  satisfied  with  the 
results  of  the  war,  he  formed  a  colony  and  went  to  Brazil,  South 
America.  He  remained  there  four  or  five  years,  returned  to  the 
United  States  and  settled  in  Atlanta,  Georgia. 

9.  MARGARET,  daughter  of  Dr.  J.  B.  and  Polly  M.  Gaston, 
married  Thomas  C.  Houze.  She  is  dead.  Mr.  Houze  and  family 
live  in  Chester,  South  Carolina. 

9.  J.  LUCIUS,  son  of  Dr.  J.  B.  and  Polly  M.  Gaston,  born  in 
1830,  married,  in  1856,  Margaret  Hemphill.  Children — Dr. 
Lucius,  born  in  1858,  Montgomery,  Alabama,  and  Jane,  who  mar¬ 
ried  George  W.  Gage,  of  Chester,  South  Carolina,  in  1862.  J. 
Lucius  was  a  captain  of  the  Sixth  South  Carolina  Regiment,  Con- 



federate  States  Aimy,  and  was  killed,  beside  his  brother,  Isaac 
Newton,  at  the  battle  of  Fair  Oaks. 

9.  SUSAN,  daughter  of  Dr.  J.  B.  and  Polly  M.  Gaston,  born 
in  1832,  married  Charles  S.  Brice.  Both  are  dead.  No  children. 

9.  JOHN  BROWN,  son  of  Dr.  J.  B.  and  Polly  M.  Gaston, 
married  Delia  Torrence.  He  is  a  doctor  of  Montgomery,  Ala¬ 
bama,  retired  from  practice.  He  was  mayor  of  the  city  and  pro¬ 
bate  judge. 

9.  THOMAS  CHALMERS,  lawyer,  son  of  Dr.  J.  B.  and 
Polly  M.  Gaston,  married  Sarah  Lee,  of  Sumter,  South  Carolina. 
Children — Arthur,  Kate  and  Chalmers. 

Thomas  C.  died  in  1885,  and  Sarah  L.  died  in  1896. 

9.  ELIZA,  daughter  of  Dr.  J.  B.  and  Polly  M.  Gaston,  mar¬ 
ried  Captain  Torrence,  of  Charlotte,  North  Carolina. 




6.  JOSIAH,  son  of  Henry  and  Frances  Beauford,  of  Bruns¬ 
wick  Parish,  Amelia  County,  Virginia,  married  Ann,  daughter  of 
John  Ragsdale.  (In  his  will,  1789,  he  gives  her  three  negroes,  and 
provides  for  her  living  in  the  shed-room  of  his  house  during  her 
widowhood.)  Child — Gabriel,  born  November  8,  1784. 

Josiah  Buford  died  about  1789,  and  his  widow,  Ann  R.,  mar¬ 
ried,  second,  Mr.  Estes,  and  went  to  Kentucky. 

7.  GABRIEL,  son  of  Josiah  and  Ann  R.  Buford,  married, 
first,  July  16,  1807,  Susan  Jackson,  born  February  29,  1788. 
They  went  to  Tennessee,  in  1809,  and  settled  in  Williamson  Coun¬ 
ty.  Children— Robeit  Jackson,  born  September  27,  1809,  and 
Susan  Jackson,  November  12,  1811.  Susan  Jackson  Buford,  Sr., 
died  November  18,  1811.  Gabriel  married,  second,  October  25, 
1814,  Mary  Wall,  of  North  Carolina.  Children — Joseph  William, 
born  July  14,  1816,  died  October  4,  1841;  Henrietta  Ann,  Feb¬ 
ruary  28,  1818;  Edward  W.,  April  12,  1820.  Mary  Wall  Buford 
died  April  7,  1822.  Gabriel  married,  third,  December  19,  1822, 
Elizabeth  Thompson,  born  December  9,  1798,  a  daughter  of  John 
and  a  sister  of  Dr.  Elijah,  who  married  Amelia,  daughter  of 
Spencer,  son  of  James  and  Mary  R.  Buford  (see  above).  Chil¬ 
dren — John  Thompson  and  Lemuel.  Elizabeth  T.  Buford  died 
February  7,  1826,  and  Gabriel  Buford  married,  fourth,  August  11, 
1829,  Amanda  P.  Buford,  widow  of  Edward,  son  of  James  and 
Mary  R.  Buford  (see  above).  Children — Marceus  A.,  born  July 
24,  1830;  Archimedes,  July  12,  1833,  died  February  25,  1835. 

Amanda  P.  Buford  died  October  25,  1834.  Gabriel  Buford 
died  September  5,  1863. 




8.  ROBERT  JACKSON,  son  of  Gabriel  and  Susan  Jackson 
Buford,  married  Mary,  daughter  of  Spencer  and  Elizabeth  G. 
Buford  (see  above).  Daughter — Henrietta. 

9.  HENRIETTA,  daughter  of  Robert  J.  and  Mary  Buford, 
married  James  C.  Morton,  Williamson  County,  Tennessee. 

8.  SUSAN  JACKSON,  daughter  of  Gabriel  and  Susan  J. 
Buford,  married  Charles  Lemmons. 

8.  JOSEPH  WILLIAM,  son  of  Gabriel  and  Mary  Wall  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Miss  Colvin,  of  North  Carolina.  No  children. 

8.  HARRIET  ANN,  daughter  of  Gabriel  and  Mary  Wall 
Buford,  married  William  C.  Buford,  son  of  Spencer  and  Elizabeth 
Giddens  Buford  (see  Spencer,  son  James). 

8.  EDWARD  W.,  son  of  Gabriel  and  Mary  Wall  Buford, 
married,  May  7,  1844,  Augusta  Dirson.  Children — Sarah,  Hen- 
riet,  Emma,  Calvin  Tate  and  Lucy  May.  Augusta  D.  Buford  died 
in  1864,  and  Edward  W.  married,  second,  Miss  Cowcest.  Chil¬ 
dren — R.  S.  Buford,  born  in  1868;  Myrtis  Lillian,  1872;  James 
Rebecca,  1874;  Janie,  1876;  Katherine  Currier,  1880;  Thomas 
Bright,  1883.  Edward  W.  Buford  owned  a  large  platation. 

9.  SARAH,  daughter  of  Edward  W.  and  Augusta  D.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  W.  W.  McConnico.  Children — Joseph,  born  in 
1868;  Willie  May,  and  Elizabeth. 

10.  WILLIE  MAY,  daughter  of  W.  W.  and  Sarah  B.  Mc¬ 
Connico,  married  H.  J.  Loser.  Children — Henry,  born  in  1889; 
Carlton,  1891,  and  Lucille,  1895. 

10.  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  W.  W.  and  Sarah  B.  Mc¬ 
Connico,  married  Horace  Graves.  Child — Edith,  born  in  1895. 

9.  HARRIET,  daughter  of  Edward  W.  and  Augusta  D. 
Buford,  married  James  Burch.  Son — Macy,  born  in  1868. 

9.  CALVIN  TATE,  son  of  Edward  W.  and  Augusta  D. 
Buford,  born  November  22,  1845,  married  Ada  Stephenson,  De¬ 
cember  23,  1869,  died  January  12,  1923.  Children — Ada  Stephen¬ 
son,  born  September  23,  1870;  James  E.,  March  25,  1873;  Calvin 
Tate,  Jr.,  February  26,  1875;  Elizabeth  Augusta,  June  22,  1877; 



Edith  Pearl,  June  18,  1880,  died  August,  1904;  Martha  Malinda, 
December  6,  1883 ;  Harriet  Viola,  April  18,  1888 ;  Stella  May, 
May  10,  1890;  Grace  Frierson,  September  1,  1892. 

10,  ADA  STEPHENSON,  daughter  of  Calvin  Tate  and 
Ada  S.  Buford,  married  J.  L.  Dudley,  July  23,  1904.  They  live  in 
Memphis,  Tennessee,  and  have  a  grocery  store.  Children — Loneta, 
born  December  16,  1905 ;  Ada  Hardin,  December  16,  1906,  and  J. 
L.  Dudley,  Jr.,  December  23,  1907,  died  January  25,  1908. 

10.  JAMES  E.,  son  of  Calvin  Tate  and  Ada  S.  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried  Dovie  Whelchel,  December  2, 1903,  who  is  a  druggist  in  Mem¬ 
phis,  Tennessee.  Child — James  E.  Buford,  Jr.,  born  December 
24,  1905,  in  business  with  his  father. 

10.  CALVIN  TATE,  Jr.,  son  of  Calvin  Tate,  Sr.,  and  Ada 
S.  Buford,  married  Ida  Turner,  in  1895.  Children — William 
Joseph,  born  August  24,  1897 ;  Florence  Ada,  March  31,  1899; 
Marietta  Margaret,  February  9,  1904 ;  Oscar  Edwin,  December  3, 
1905 ;  Calvin  Tate  3d,  February  27,  1908 ;  Lucile  Turner,  July  21, 
1910;  Wane  Graham,  December  3,  1912;  Leslie  Woodroe,  October 
18,  1915;  Elizabeth  Pearl,  May  7,  1918. 

11.  WILLIAM  JOSEPH,  son  of  Calvin  Tate,  Jr.,  and  Ida  T. 
Buford,  married  Vera  Crofton,  December  25,  1919.  Children — 
William  Joseph,  Jr.,  born  August  19,  1921,  and  Alvin  Lee,  April 
24,  1923. 

11.  FLORENCE  ADA,  daughter  of  Calvin  Tate,  Jr,,  and 
Ida  T.  Buford,  married  Van  Parigen,  a  farmer,  near  Memphis, 
Tennessee.  Child — Warren  Harding,  born  June  17,  1921. 

11.  MARIETTA  MARGARET,  daughter  of  Calvin  Tate, 
Jr.,  and  Ida  T.  Buford,  married  W.  S.  Freeman,  April  17,  1920,  a 
farmer,  near  Memphis,  Tennessee.  Child — Alice  Elizabeth,  born 
September  30,  1921,  died  June  21,  1923. 

10.  MARTHA  MATILDA,  daughter  of  Calvin  Tate,  Sr., 
and  Ada  S.  Buford,  married  James  Langly,  a  farmer,  May  13, 
1906.  Child — Mattie  Willie,  born  June  19,  1910,  and  Georgia, 
December  23,  1912. 



10.  HARRIET  VIOLA,  daughter  of  Calvin  Tate,  Sr.,  and 
Ada  S.  Buford,  married  Edward  R.  Lovett,  a  farmer,  June  3, 
1906.  Children — Buford  Franklin,  born  May  11,  1907;  William 
Edward,  September  29,  1912,  and  L.  C.  Lovett,  June  14,  1915. 

10.  STELLA  MAY,  daughter  of  Calvin  Tate,  Sr.,  and  Ada 
S.  Buford,  married  Glenn  Holland,  a  farmer,  December  10,  1916. 
Children — Edith  May,  born  October  23,  1917;  Annie  Grace,  Sep¬ 
tember  9,  1919 ;  Lillian  Clair,  October  23,  1921,  and  Viola  Buford, 
May  12,  1923. 

10.  GRACE  FRIERSON,  daughter  of  Calvin  Tate,  Sr., 
and  Ada  S.  Buford,  married  Tyre  Holland,  December  21,  1910,  a 
mechanic,  Memphis,  Tennessee.  Children — Dovie  Marie,  born 
June  2, 1912;  Ruby  Grace,  February  21,  1914;  Annie  Lou,  Decem¬ 
ber  21,  1915,  and  Ada  Loraine,  August  2,  1920. 

9.  LUCY  MAY,  daughter  of  Edwin  Wall  and  Augusta  D. 
Buford,  married  R.  P.  Gettys,  Knoxville,  Tennessee. 

9.  LILLIAN,  daughter  of  Edwin  Wall  and  C.  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried  L.  L.  Gwinner. 

9.  JAMES  REBECCA,  daughter  of  Edwin  Wall  and  C. 
Buford,  married  J.  L.  Womack. 

8.  MARCELLUS  A.,  son  of  Gabriel  and  Amanda  P.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married,  March  30,  1854,  Emily  J.  Crutcher,  born  in  Octo¬ 
ber,  1834.  Children — Ella  W.,  born  May  22,  1855;  David  E., 
December,  1857;  John  B.,  1859,  died;  Ruth,  1861;  Charles  A., 
died  in  1863;  Wilburn  E.,  1865,  died;  Joseph  G.,  March  6,  1866; 
Eunice,  Margaret  and  Francis. 

9.  RUTH,  daughter  of  Marcellus  A.  and  Emily  C.  Buford, 
married  S.  G.  Gray.  Five  children — sons. 

9.  EUNICE,  daughter  of  Marcellus  A.  and  Emily  C.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Henry  Collier.  One  daughter — Fred. 

6.  LETITIA,  daughter  of  Henry  and  Frances  Beauford, 
married  Joshua  Ragsdale.  Childien — Peter,  Priscilla,  Catherine, 
Henry,  Edward  and  James. 



7.  HENRY,  son  of  Joshua  and  Letitia  Buford  Ragsdale, 
married  Milly  Applewhite.  Son — Buford,  married  Miss  Mason,  a 
niece  of  General  Scott. 

7.  EDWARD,  son  of  Joshua  and  Letitia  Buford  Ragsdale, 
married  and  had,  among  other  children — Robert  and  Edward. 
Joshua  Ragsdale  died  and  Letitia  married  John  Haley.  Son — 
Weeks,  married  Miss  Lavender.  One  son — Newton,  and  two 
daughters,  who  married  Samuel  and  John  Caperton. 




5.  JAMES,  SR.,  son  of  Henry  and  Mary  Osborne  Buford, 
born  in  Christchurch  Parish,  Lancaster  County,  Virginia,  in  1712, 

married  Mary  - .  Children — James,  Jr.,  Henry,  Peter, 

who  died  June  13,  1778;  Warren,  Catherine,  Elizabeth,  Ambrose, 
Mildred  and  Daniel. 

James  Beauford,  Sr.  (so  signed),  lived  near  Bears  Element 
Creek,  Amelia  County,  Virginia,  and  was  appointed  surveyor, 
December  10,  1772. 

6.  JAMES,  JR.,  son  of  James,  Sr.,  and  Mary  Beauford, 
moved  to  South  Carolina  and  married  and  had  children.  His 
son  John  lived  and  died  in  Union  County,  South  Carolina. 

7.  JOHN,  son  of  James,  Jr.,  born  in  1788,  died  in  1845-50, 
married,  December  28,  1808,  Ann  Rogers,  who  was  born  Novem¬ 
ber  11,  1790,  and  died  in  1856.  Children — James  C.,  born  April 
28,  1816.  William,  1820,  died  in  September,  1882;  Elizabeth  and 
Lucy,  both  dead. 

8.  JAMES  C.,  son  of  John  and  Ann  Rogers  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried,  in  1845,  Caroline  Hudspeth,  who  was  born  June  20,  1820. 
Children — Munson  M.,  born  February  13,  1846;  Carvossa  W., 
August  19,  1849;  Elizabeth  E.,  October  4,  1851. 

James  C.  Buford  died  in  Newberry  County,  South  Carolina, 
June  2,  1874. 

9.  MUNSON,  M.,  son  of  James  C.  and  Caroline  H.  Buford, 
married,  March  15,  1870,  Sallie  A.  Bell,  who  was  born  September 
30,  1850.  Children — James  R.,  born  August  2,  1872,  died  Janu¬ 
ary  11,  1876;  Willie  T.,  October  4,  1874;  John  B.,  April  4,  1877, 
died  September  19,  1878;  George  Fair,  July  24,  1879;  Mary  Eliz¬ 
abeth,  January  25,  1882;  Robert  Hayne,  July  24,  1884;  Pope 



Lee,  June  28,  1886;  Munson  L.,  September  30,  1888;  Sallie  Bell, 
September  23,  1890.  Home,  Newberry,  South  Carolina. 

9.  ELIZABETH  E.,  daughter  of  James  C.  and  Caroline  H. 
Buford,  married  T.  W.  Davis.  Children — James,  Eva,  John, 
Munson,  Farman  and  Elizabeth.  Home,  Newberry  South  Caro¬ 

6.  HENRY,  son  of  James,  Sr.,  and  Mary  Osborne  Beau- 
ford,  went  to  Burk  County,  Georgia,  and  settled  on  the  Savannah 
River.  His  first  wife  was  a  Miss  Gillner.  He  married  a  second 
time  and  had  a  large  family  of  children,  among  them  John  and 

7.  JOHN,  son  of  Henry  and - Gillner  Buford,  settled 

in  Scriven  County,  Georgia,  married  Mary  Green.  Children — 
William  Green,  Elizabeth,  who  married  Dr.  Vaser;  Henry,  who 
married  Mary  Williams,  of  Old  Beaufort  District,  New  Hamp¬ 
ton  County;  John,  who  married  Miss  Mills;  Annin,  who  married 
Henry  Overstreet ;  Maria  and  Mary,  who  both  married  Mills ; 
Jameson  Vaudavastine,  who  married  Elizabeth  Coleman.  Mary 
Green  Buford  died,  and  John  married  Miss  Blackshear.  They 
had  one  son,  Abraham,  who  never  married  but  died  in  youth. 
The  second  wife  dying,  John  married  Miss  Crosby,  whose  children 
were — Greenbury,  Adela,  Simeon  and  Lucy.  John  married  a 
widow  for  his  fourth  wife,  and  outlived  them  all. 

8.  WILLIAM  GREEN,  son  of  John  and  Mary  Green  Bu¬ 
ford,  moved  to  Florida,  and  married  there  and  had  children — 
Elizabeth,  who  married  John  Wettles  and  had  a  family;  Mary 
Ann,  born  in  1814,  married  a  German-American  named  Geiger, 
was  his  second  wife,  and  had  a  large  family;  Kezia,  born  in  Nas¬ 
sau  County,  Florida,  November  25,  1825;  David  H.,  who  was 
killed  in  a  cyclone  when  fourteen  years  of  age;  a  son,  who  was 
killed  in  the  battle  of  Gettysburg;  John  David,  born  in  1834,  and 
Joseph  C.,  born  in  1837. 

William  Green  Buford  died  in  1854. 


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9.  KEZIA,  (laughter  of  William  Green  Buford,  had  child- 
ien — Joseph  H.,  born  March  29,  1854;  Penelope  J.,  September  4, 
1858;  Amos,  October  20,  1862. 

10.  JOSEPH  H.,  son  of  Kezia  Buford,  married  Georgia 
Cowart,  December  30,  1875.  Children — John  F.,  born  November 
19,  1876,  died  November  15,  1893;  Penelope  J.,  November  14, 
1878;  Joseph  C.,  May  16,  1881;  Mary  J.,  May  4,  1883;  Claudius 

C.,  March  28,  1886,  Nassau  County,  Florida. 


10.  Penelope  J.,  daughter  of  Kezia  Buford,  married  Charles 
L.  Miller.  Five  children.  Home,  Cheetham,  Texas. 

10.  AMOS,  son  of  Kezia  Buford,  married  Viola  L.  Pendar- 
ris,  November  23,  1887.  Children — Fred  P.,  born  September  19, 
1888,  died  July  29,  1898;  Otto  Ernest,  February  12,  1891;  Con¬ 
way  M.,  August  11,  1899;  Dorthy  M.,  August  12,  1901,  residence, 
Mayport,  Florida. 

11.  OTTO  ERNEST,  son  of  Amos  and  Viola  L.  P.  Buford, 
married  Ida  M.  Kellogg,  October  29,  1919. 

11.  DORTHY  M.,  daughter  of  Amos  and  Viola  L.  P.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Joseph  N.  Roberts,  November  25,  1922. 

9.  JOHN  DAVID,  son  of  William  Green  Buford,  born  in 
1834,  married  Kate  Sikes  in  1860.  They  had  seven  children, 
four  of  whom  are  living. 

Kate  Sikes  Buford  died  October  3,  1896. 

John  David  Buford  served  in  the  Seminole  War,  1857-1858, 
also  for  three  years  in  the  Confederate  States  Army.  Home,  Cal¬ 
lahan,  Florida. 

8.  HENRY,  son  of  John  and  Mary  Green  Buford,  married 
Mary  Williams,  December  30,  1817.  Children — Robert  Burton, 
died  October  7,  1860.  Allen  Roberts,  died  June  28,  1822;  Eliza¬ 
beth  Mary,  died  June  17,  1851;  John  Timoleon,  died  April  15, 
1854;  Catherine  Williams,  Homer  Milton,  Richard  Williams  and 
Henrietta  Clayton. 



9.  HOMER  MILTON,  son  of  Henry  and  Mary  Williams 
Buford,  married  Savannah  Lewis,  of  Alabama.  They  have  three 
sons  and  two  daughters.  Most  of  them  are  married. 

Savannah  Lewis  Buford  died  December  24,  1900. 

9.  RICHARD  WILLIAMS,  son  of  Henry  and  Mary  Wil¬ 
liams  Buford,  married  Lottie  Forrester.  Children — Henry, 
Mary  and  Milton. 

Richard  Williams  Buford  died  August  10,1901. 

TON,  daughters  of  Heniy  and  Mary  Williams  Buford,  have  never 
married.  They  are  living  at  Suebella,  South  Carolina. 

8.  JAMESON  VANDAVASTINE,  son  of  John  and  Mary 
Green  Buford,  married  Elizabeth  Coleman.  They  had  three  sons 
and  four  daughters,  Benjamin  C.,  William  and  John  G.,  of  Mob¬ 
ley,  Georgia. 

7.  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  Henry  and  Gillner  Beau- 
ford,  of  Georgia,  never  married,  lived  to  an  advanced  age, 
and  always  refused  to  change  the  spelling  of  her  name  from 
Beauford,  which  had  been  the  form  in  her  childhood,  to  Buford, 
which  had  gradually  become  accepted. 

6.  WARREN,  son  of  James,  Sr.,  and  Mary.  Beauford,  of 
Cumberland  Parish,  married  Mary  Beauford,  his  cousin,  daughter 
of  Henry  and  Frances  Beauford,  of  Nottaway  Parish,  Amelia 
County,  Virginia.  Mary  was  born  in  1735.  Children — Philemon 
born  October,  1765,  Lunsford,  Byrd,  Warren,  Jr.,  and  James. 

7.  PHILEMON,  son  of  Warren  and  Mary  Beauford,  mar¬ 
ried,  in  1793,  Eunice  Warren,  daughter  of  Goodloe  Warren,  of 
Pearson  County,  North  Carolina.  Children — Goodloe  Warren, 
born  September  16,  1794;  Robert  Harper,  1802.  Eunice  W. 
Beauford  died,  and  Philemon  married,  for  his  second  wife,  Sarah 
Smythe,  born  in  1780.  Their  children  were — Abram,  born  in 
1806;  Thomas  Newton,  1808;  Albert  Gallatin,  1810;  Andrew 
Jackson,  1815;  James  Sidney  Smythe,  1818,  and  Eunice. 


Philemon  Buford  went  from  Lunenburg  County,  Virginia, 
to  Abbeyville,  South  Carolina,  thence  to  Green  County,  Alabama, 
where  some  of  his  younger  children  were  born.  He  owned  the 
land  on  which  Eutaw  was  built;  moved  thence  to  Maury  County, 
Tennessee,  six  miles  west  of  Columbia,  and  forty  miles  from 
Nashville,  where  he  died  in  1847.  Sarah  Smythe  Buford  died 
in  1856. 

8.  GOODLOE  WARREN,  son  of  Philemon  and  Eunice 
Warren  Buford,  married,  January  2,  1823,  Selina  Grace  Stephen¬ 
son,  born  August  26,  1803,  the  daughter  of  Rev.  Thomas  Stephen¬ 
son,  rector  of  the  Mount  Veinon  Presbyterian  Church  at  Frierson 
settlement  near  Columbia,  Tennessee.  She  was  a  sister  of  Sarah, 
who  married  Edward  Livingston  Frierson,  brother  of  Charles, 
who  was  the  ancestor  of  the  Lafayette  County  Friersons.  Chil¬ 
dren — Livinia  Olivia,  born  August  1,  1824;  Jeanette  Wilson, 
April  18,  1826;  Hampton  Aubrey,  June  17,  1828;  Sarah  Eunice, 
July  4,  1830;  Thomas  Philemon,  January  4,  1833;  John  Elihu 
Harper,  June  9,  1835,  died  on  the  battlefield  of  Murfreesboro, 
December  31,  1862,  of  the  Thirtieth  Mississippi  Regiment;  Good- 
loe  Warren,  Jr.,  October  30,  1837 ;  Mary  Charlotte  Stephenson, 
December  17,  1840,  died  March  4,  1841,  and  Julia  Grace,  Novem¬ 
ber  11,  1845.  ‘ 

After  living  a  few  years  in  Murray  County,  Goodloe  Warren 
Buford  removed  to  Yalobusha  County,  Mississippi,  in  1834,  and 
located  near  where  Oakland  now  stands,  and  remained  there  one 
year,  sold  out  and  went  to  College  Hill,  having  purchased  four 
sections  of  land,  1,  2,  3,  and  11.  He  was  the  first  of  the  family  to 
go  to  Murray  County.  At  that  time  the  land  was  covered  with 
a  somewhat  scattering  growth  of  large  timber,  with  grass  every¬ 
where  as  high  as  a  man’s  head.  The  Indians  were  settled  in 
groups,  in  tents,  mud  huts,  and  log  cabins.  Game  of  all  kinds  was 
abundant,  deer  roving  about  in  droves  of  sixty  to  one  hundred, 

or  more. 



Goodloe  Warren  Buford  devoted  his  attention  to  his  farm, 
except  that  he  stumped  the  County  for  Henry  Clay,  in  1844.  He 
raised  about  one  hundred  bales  of  cotton  a  year,  hauling  the 
early  bales  to  Memphis  on  wagons,  and  shipping  the  later  ones 
down  the  Tallahatchie  on  steamboats,  which  then  ran  in  winter  as 
far  up  as  Rocky  Ford.  They  were  devout  Presbyterians,  and  Mr. 
Buford  took  a  lively  interest  in  church  and  educational  matters. 
He  gave  a  quarter  section  of  land  to  found  a  college,  the  outgrowth 
of  which  gift  was  North  Mississippi  College,  as  well  as  the  village 
of  College  Hill. 

Goodloe  Warren  Buford  died  July  6,  1887.  Selina  Stephen¬ 
son  Buford  died  February  28,  1877. 

9.  LIVINIA  OLIVIA,  daughter  of  Goodloe  Warren  and 
Selina  S.  Buford,  married,  May  20,  1844,  James  E.  Hurt.  Chil¬ 
dren — Ella,  who  married  a  Hurt;  Mary  Scott,  who  married  P. 
Fernandez;  Etheldred,  Donna  and  Martha  Pope. 

Livinia  Olivia  Hurt  died  in  May,  1863.  James  E.  Hurt  died 
in  1865. 

9.  JEANETTE  WILSON,  daughter  of  Goodloe  W.  and 
Selina  S.  Buford,  married,  March  4,  1845,  James  M.  Tankersley, 
of  College  Hill,  Mississippi.  Children — Goodloe  Harper,  James 
Aubry,  Selina  Scott,  married  Samuel  Mathis,  of  College  Hill, 
Mississippi ;  Eugene,  Mary  Florence,  married  Thomas  Carnatha, 
of  College  Hill,  Mississippi,  and  Olivia  Grace,  of  Oxford,  Miss¬ 

9.  HAMPTON  AUBREY,  son  of  Goodloe  W.  and  Selina  S. 
Buford,  married  Sarah,  daughter  of  Louis  Gill  and  grand¬ 
daughter  of  Colonel  George  Gill,  of  the  Revolution.  Children — 
Mary  Grace,  born  in  1853,  died  in  1857 ;  Nannie  Olivia,  1856,  died 
in  1857;  Warren  Baretlett,  1858,  married  Ella  Smith;  Robert 
Lewis,  Thomas  Carnes,  Donna  Rebecca  and  John  Wilmot,  who 
died  young. 

Hampton  Aubrey  Buford  served  in  the  Confederate  Aimy,  was 
captured,  and  for  some  months  confined  at  Rock  Island,  Illinois. 
Residence,  College  Hill,  Mississippi.  Now  dead. 

10.  THOMAS  CARNES,  son  of  Hampton  Aubrey  and 
Sarah  I.  Gill  Buford,  merchant  at  Malden,  Missouri,  in  1895,  was 
born  in  Oxford,  Mississippi.  His  father  was  a  native  of  Murray, 
Tennessee,  and  his  mother,  of  Rock  Hill,  South  (5arolina.  Thev 
emigrated  to  Mississippi,  and  here  their  third  son,  Thomas 
Carnes,  was  reared  and  educated.  He  is  well  educated  and  fol¬ 
lows  the  profession  of  bookkeeper.  He  came  to  Dunklin  County 
in  May,  1895,  and  is  now  proprietor  of  the  Buford  establishment, 
in  Malden,  on  the  corner  of  Main  and  Madison  Stieets.  He  has  a 
new  and  well-selected  line  of  general  merchandise  and  is  doing  a 
thriving  business.  He  is  a  young  man  of  more  than  ordinary  in¬ 
telligence,  noted  for  his  liberality,  and  is  always  ready  to  help 
along  any  enterprise  to  forward  the  progress  of  his  adopted 
county.  Dunklin  County  will  always  be  glad  to  welcome  more 
such  citizens.  He  is  a  Democrat  in  politics. 

9.  SARAH  EUNICE,  daughter  of  Goodloe  Warren  and 
Selina  S.  Buford,  married,  December  23,  1851,  John  Jones 
Quarles.  Children — Robert  Warren,  who  is  a  physician ;  Francis, 
died  in  1885;  Lily,  married  Mr.  Hurt,  of  Memphis,  Tennessee,  and 
John  Jones,  Jr.  Sarah  Eunice  now  dead. 

John  J.  Quarles  died,  in  1862,  in  the  Confederate  States 
Army.  Residence,  Van  Buren,  Arkansas. 

9.  THOMAS  PHILEMON,  son  of  Goodloe  Warren  and 
Selina  S.  Buford,  married  Martha  Jane  Moorman,  June  12,  1875. 
Children — Annie  Grece,  born  November  10,  1876;  Loulie  May, 
May  7,  1878;  Warren  Bruce,  August  10,  1880;  Ernestine  Eunice, 
March  6,  1883,  and  John  Moorman,  June  21,  1888.  Their  home 
has  been  in  Roanoke  City,  Virginia,  ever  since  their  marriage. 

Thomas  P.  Buford  died  a  few  years  ago,  1924,  and  his  widow 
lives  with  her  children. 



Warren  Bruce  Buford  is  a  brilliant  young  attorney,  office, 
507  First  National  Bank  Building,  Roanoke,  Virginia.  Grace 
takes  special  pride  in  her  class  of  music  pupils.  Loulie  May  mar¬ 
ried  Mr.  Huet,  and  they  have  one  child,  Martha  Louise  Huet. 

Thomas  Philemon  Buford,  with  his  brother,  Goodloe  Warren, 
Jr.,  and  his  cousins,  Joseph  P.  C.  Buford,  Walter  Scott  Buford 
and  Morgan  Parham  Buford,  enlisted,  in  April,  1861,  as  privates, 
at  Oxford,  Mississippi,  in  the  Lamar  Rifles,  incorporated  as  Com¬ 
pany  G,  Eleventh  Mississippi,  and  mustered  into  the  Confederate 
States  Army  at  Lynchburg,  Virginia,  in  May,  1861.  He  was  at 
Harper’s  Ferry,  Winchester  and  First  Manassas,  under  Generals 
Joseph  E.  Johnson  and  Robert  E.  Lee.  Morgan  Parham  Buford 
was  killed  at  Gettysburg,  standing  beside  Thomas  P.  and  Goodloe 
Warren,  Jr.,  in  General  A.  P.  Hill’s  opening  attack  on  General 
John  Buford.  Walter  Scott  Buford  was  killed  at  the  second  battle 
of  Manassas.  Thomas  P.  and  Goodloe  Warren,  Jr.,  were  both 
twice  wounded  in  the  battle  of  the  Wilderness  and  at  Petersburg; 
both  were  in  the  hospital  at  Richmond  when  the  Federal  Army  en~ 
tered,  and  were  mustered  out  of  the  service  on  crutches.  . 

9.  JULIA  GRACE,  daughter  of  Goodloe  Warren  and  Selina 
S.  Buford,  married  James  Edward  Hope,  of  College  Hill,  Mississ¬ 
ippi.  Children — Jennie  Grace,  married  B.  M.  Pettis;  Leighton, 
Lizzie  and  Wilson. 

8.  ROBERT  HARPER,  son  of  Philemon  and  Eunice  War¬ 
ren  Buford,  married  Cynthia  Shaw  and  settled  west  of  College 
Hill,  Mississippi.  Children — Joseph  P.  C.,  born  in  1836,  married 
and  lived  near  Horn  Lake,  Mississippi ;  Mary  Susan  married  John 
Toney,  of  San  Jose,  California,  and  died  in  1882 ;  Edward  Livings¬ 
ton,  1840,  married  and  died  in  Missouri ;  Philemon,  1844,  married, 
and  died  in  1895,  in  Memphis,  Tenn. ;  Sallie  and  Elvira  (twins), 
1848;  Sallie,  married  Eugene  Anderson,  was  his  second  wife; 
Elvira  (“Dunk”),  married  Robert  Anderson,  of  California. 

Robert  Harper  Buford  died  in  1854. 



8.  ABRAM  CALVIN,  son  of  Philemon  and  his  second  wife, 
Sarah  Smvthe  Buford,  married  Mary  Ann  Harden  Smith,  born 
in  1819.  Child — Smith,  born  in  1839. 

Abram  Calvin  Buford  was  a  commission  merchant  in  New 
Orleans,  Louisiana,  and  died  in  1842.  His  wife  died  in  1851. 

9.  SMITH,  son  of  Abram  Calvin  and  Mary  Smith  Buford, 
married,  first,  Martha  A.  Hull.  Children — Mary  Lillian,  born  in 
1867;  Walter  Sidney,  1869;  Julius  Leroy,  1871,  died  in  1873; 
Eunice  Maud,  1874;  Robert  Alanson,  1875,  died  in  1883.  Mar¬ 
tha  Hull  Buford  died  in  1881.  Smith  Buford  married  Susan  L. 
Morehead.  No  children.  A  physician,  Raleigh,  Shelby  County, 

8.  THOMAS  NEWTON,  son  of  Philemon  and  his  second 
wife,  Sarah  Smythe  Buford,  married  his  first  wife,  who  died 
childless;  married  second,  Caroline  Tankersley,  of  College  Hill, 
Mississippi.  Children — Eveline  Sigourney,  born  in  1840;  Walter 
Scott,  1842,  killed  in  second  battle  of  Manassas,  in  1862;  Augusta, 

1845,  married  Judge  Webb,  of  Sumter,  Mississippi,  died  in  1894; 
Paul  C.,  1846,  married  Louise  Barry;  Linius,  1849,  died  in  1866; 
Israel  Pickens,  1851 ;  Ralph,  1853,  married,  first,  Miss  Hodges, 
who  died,  and  he  married,  second,  Miss  Price;  Lawrence  Newton, 
1855,  married  Maud  Doyle,  live  in  Roanoke,  Virginia;  Caroline, 
1859,  married  Charles  B.  Price,  of  Roanoke,  Virginia;  Dixie, 
1864,  married  Mr.  Jennings,  of  Watter  Valley,  Mississippi. 

Thomas  Newton  Buford,  died  in  1875. 

8.  ALBERT  GALLATIN,  son  of  Philemon  and  his  second 
wife,  Sarah  Smythe  Buford,  married,  first,  Margaret  Strickland. 
Children — Margaret  Elizabeth,  born  in  1840,  married  Mr.  Har¬ 
vey,  of  Water  Valley,  Mississippi;  Mary  Eunice,  1842,  married 
Mr.  Wagner,  of  Water  Valley,  Mississippi ;  Emma  Gallatin,  1844, 
married  Mr.  Ransom,  of  Jackson,  Tennessee;  William  Leonidas, 

1846,  killed  at  Atlanta,  Georgia,  in  1863;  Sydney  Taylor,  1848, 
died  in  1866. 



Albert  Gallatin  Buford,  married  second,  third,  and  fourth 
wives,  who  had  no  children.  He  died  in  1894. 

8.  ANDREW  JACKSON,  son  of  Philemon  and  Sarah 
Smythe  Buford,  married,  in  1838,  Susan  Buford,  daughter  of 
Spencer  Buford  of  Giles  County,  Tennessee  (see  above).  Chil¬ 
dren — William  Lee,  born  June  21,  1840;  Henry  Clay,  July  4, 
1842;  Mary  Amelia,  March  8,  1846;  Abraham  Spencer,  February 
17,  1850.  Sarah  Buford  died  and  Andrew  Jackson  married,  for 
his  second  wife,  Eliza  Morehead.  Children — Turner  Moorhead, 
born  in  1852;  Philemon  Harper,  1854;  Jackson,  1856,  died  in 
1876;  Donaldson,  1858,  died  in  1896;  Charles,  1860;  May,  1862, 
died  in  1866. 

Andrew  Jackson  Buford  was  a  farmer  in  Shelby  County, 
Tennessee.  He  died  in  1878. 

9.  WILLIAM  LEE,  son  of  Andrew  Jackson  and  Susan  B. 
Buford,  married  Harriet  Hall  in  1859.  Children — Leonora,  born 
in  1861 ;  Walter  Lee,  1863 ;  Harriet,  1865 ;  Florence  Porter,  1867  ; 
Jackson,  1869;  Wallace  Hall,  1877,  and  Elizabeth  Susan,  1881. 

9.  HENRY  CLAY,  son  of  Andrew  Jackson  and  Susan  B. 
Buford,  married  Ella  A.  Tomlinson,  January  9,  1867.  Son — 
Henry  T.,  born  July  9,  1869.  Ella  Tomlinson  Buford  died,  and 
Henry  Clay  Buford  married,  January  2,  1871,  Mary  E.  Tomlin¬ 
son.  Children — Pina,  born  May  28,  1875 ;  Rober  Sidney,  August 
11,  1877. 

9.  MARY  AMELIA,  daughter  of  Andrew  Jackson  and 
Susan  B.  Buford,  married  Eugene  D.  Anderson  in  1868.  Children 
— Mary  Eugene,  born  in  1869;  Edward  J.,  1871;  Eva  Desaix, 
1873;  Newton  Hall,  1876. 

9.  ABRAHAM  SPENCER,  son  of  Andrew  Jackson  and 
Susan  B.  Buford,  married  Mina  Hill,  in  1880.  Children — Albert 
Cecil,  born  in  1881,  and  Andrew  Sloan,  1883. 

9.  TURNER  MOORHEAD,  son  of  Andrew  Jackson  and 
Eliza  M.  Buford,  married  and  had  children,  Bessie,  Edward  and 



8.  JAMES  SIDNEY  SMYTHE,  son  of  Philemon  and  Sarah 
Smythe  Buford,  married  Josephine  Griffin.  Children — Reala 
Eunice,  born  in  1854;  Henry,  1861;  Abraham  Gallatin,  1863; 
Hampton,  1870  and  Willie  (girl),  1872. 

James  Sidney  Smythe  Buford  was  a  physician,  Caddo,  Texas, 
where  he  died. 

8.  EUNICE,  daughter  of  Philemon  and  Sarah  S.  Buford, 
married  William  Shaw,  of  College  Hill,  Mississippi.  Children — 
Thomas,  died  young;  Newton,  killed  in  battle  in  1864;  Rufus 
Polk,  killed  in  battle;  Richard  died  in  hospital  in  Richmond,  Vir¬ 
ginia;  Helen,  married  William  Toney;  Sarah,  married  Mr.  Knox. 
Elizabeth,  married  William  Toney,  as  his  second  wife. 

7.  LUNSFORD,  son  of  Warren  and  Mary  Beauford,  mar¬ 
ried,  first,  Hannah  Brown.  Children — Jane;  Morgan  A.,  born  in 
South  Carolina  in  1797 ;  Pamelia,  John  Warren,  unmarried,  died 
in  1860,  and  Mary,  unmarried.  Lunsford  Buford  married  a  sec¬ 
ond  time  and  had  sons — Green  and  Washington. 

8.  MORGAN  A.,  son  of  Lunsford  and  Hannah  Brown  Bu¬ 
ford,  married,  in  1839,  in  South  Carolina,  A.  A.  Rogers  and 
moved  to  College  Hill,  Mississippi.  Children — James  L.,  born  in 
1840,  died  in  1846;  Morgan  Parham,  1842,  killed  at  Gettysburg 
battle  in  1863,  and  Mary  Jane,  1844. 

9.  MARY  JANE,  daughter  of  Morgan  A.  and  A.  A.  Rogers 
Eufoid,  married,  in  1867,  Dr.  J.  S.  McCorkle,  of  College  Hill, 
Miss.  Children — Stella,  born  in  1868;  W.  Buford  and  Jessie  B. 
(twins),  1871,  and  Annie  Stewart,  1882.  Home,  Fort  Smith,  Ar¬ 

10.  STELLA,  daughter  of  J.  S.  and  Mary  Jane  Buford 
McCorkle,  married  E.  B.  Pierce,  of  Little  Rock,  Arkansas,  in 
May,  1894.  Have  one  son. 

8.  PAMELIA,  daughter  of  Lunsford  and  Hannah  B.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Richard  Skinner,  of  Alabama. 

8.  JANE,  daughter  of  Lunsford  and  Hannah  Brown  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  William  Hardin  Toney,  of  Tuscaloosa,  Alabama. 



Children — William  Lunsford,  born  August  1,  1823;  Cynthia  E., 
March  15,  1825;  Mary  S.,  October  22,  1826;  Sarah  A.,  December 
14,  1828;  Waddy  M.,  September  8,  1834;  John  F.,  August  14, 
1838,  killed  in  battle  of  Missionary  Ridge,  Tennessee,  November 
24,  1863. 

9.  SARAH  A.,  daughter  of  William  H.  and  Jane  Buford 
Toney,  married  Mr.  Carnathan.  Children — Jane  Glover  and 
Thomas  J.,  of  College  Hill,  Mississippi. 

10.  JANE  GLOVER,  daughter  of  Mr.  and  Sarah  A.  Carna¬ 
than,  married  in  March,  1880,  R.  A.  Shaw,  and  has  children. 

10.  THOMAS  J.,  son  of  Mr.  and  Sarah  A.  Carnathan,  mar¬ 
ried,  December  6,  1884,  Mary  Florence  Tankersley. 

7.  WARREN,  JR.,  son  of  Warren  and  Mary  Beauford,  mar¬ 
ried  Elizabeth  Armstrong,  of  Alabama.  Children — James,  who 
died  in  1824,  and  Albeit,  bom  in  1807. 

Warren  Buford,  Jr.,  with  his  brother  James,  went  from 
South  Carolina  to  Louisiana,  in  1815,  and  settled  on  the  Teche, 
in  St.  Mary’s  Parish.  He  and  his  wife,  Elizabeth  Armstrong 
BTuford,  died  of  cholera,  in  1833. 

8.  ALBERT,  son  of  Warren  and  Elizabeth  A.  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried  - .  Children — Henry,  Edward,  Madison,  Washington, 

Alonzo,  Louisa,  Elvira  and  Alexander.  They  live  in  Terrebonne 
Parish,  Louisiana. 

7.  JAMES,  son  of  Warren  and  Mary  Beauford,  married 
Mary  McNiece  of  South  Carolina.  Children — James  Alexander, 
born  July  7,  1803;  Thomas,  1805;  William,  1808,  ad  Mary,  1811. 

James  Buford  died  in  1828.  Mary  McNiece  Buford  died  in 

8.  JAMES  ALEXANDER,  son  of  James  and  Mary  Mc¬ 
Niece  Buford,  married,  September  24,  1835,  Mary  Rose,  who  was 
born  April  6,  1819.  Her  father  married  Josephine  Lirette,  of 
Loraine,  France.  Children — Elvira  P.,  born  November  4,  1836; 
Louisa  J.,  June  9,  1838 ;  Henry  Harrison,  June  28,  1840,  died  Sept. 
13,  1840;  Eliza  A.,  Feb.  5,  1842,  and  Golden  A.,  June  28,  1844. 



9.  GOLDEN  A.,  son  of  James  Alexander  and  Mary  Rose 
Buford,  married,  January  30,  1873,  Annie  C.  Stampler.  Daugh¬ 
ter,  born  March  26,  1875. 

Golden  A.  Buford  lives  at  Chacahoula,  Louisiana. 

8.  THOMAS,  son  of  James  and  Mary  McNiece  Buford, 
married,  in  1836,  Emelie  Davee  Merville,  live  at  Houston,  Texas, 
born  in  1818.  Children — Mary  P.,  boin  in  1840;  Joseph  Warren, 
October  17,  1842;  William  H.,  1844;  Robert  B.,  1847;  Virginia, 
Louisa,  Elizabeth,  Emma  and  Fedora. 

Thomas  Buford  died  December  20,  1888. 

9.  MARY  P.,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Emelie  D.  Buford, 
married  Louis  Merville  and  lives  in  Houston,  Texas. 

9.  JOSEPH  WARREN,  son  of  Thomas  and  Emelie  D. 

Buford,  married  Annie  McEwen,  who  was  born  February  15, 
1844.  Children  —  Mary  Josephine,  born  June  6,  1865; 

John  Howard,  March  14,  1869;  James  Douglas,  March  4,  1871, 
and  Henry  McEwen,  May  2,  1873,  Gibson,  Louisiana. 

Joseph  Warren  died  January  7,  1877.  • 

10.  MARY  JOSEPHINE,  daughter  of  Joseph  Warren  and 
Annie  McEwen  Buford,  married,  February  19,  1896,  Katherine, 
born  June  20,  1859. 

10.  JAMES  DOUGLASS,  son  of  Joseph  Warren  and  Annie 
M.  Buford,  married,  February  19,  1896,  Katherine  Fandal,  born 
July  23,  1874. 

9.  WILLIAM  H.,  son  of  Thomas  and  Emelie  D.  Buford, 
married  Eugenia  Champaigne.  Children — Nolan  V.,  born  Sep¬ 
tember  10,  1869;  Bertha  E.,  March  10,  1873;  Nellie  E.,  December 
29,  1874;  Thomas  Edmond,  December  18,  1876;  Joseph  William, 
December  7,  1878;  Josephine  Elda,  November  18,  1880;  Paul  Sid¬ 
ney,  December  15,  1882;  Ida  Elizabeth,  September  13,  1885,  and 
Mary  Jessie,  March  28,  1868,  Abbeville,  Louisiana. 

10.  NELLIE  E.,  daughter  of  William  H.  and  Eugenie  C. 
Buford,  married  Vernon  Caldwell. 



9.  ROBERT  R.,  son  of  Thomas  and  Emelie  D.  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried  Mary  Bondeaux.  Children — Joshua,  Thomas,  Alfred  and  a 
daughter,  Terrebonne  Parish,  Louisiana. 

9.  VIRGINIA,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Emelie  D.  Buford, 
married  W.  A.  Quick.  Son — William  A.  Virginia  Buford  Quick 
died  January  7,  1897. 

9.  LOUISA,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Emelie  D.  Buford, 
married  T.  C.  Roby.  A  son — William. 

9.  ELIZABETH,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Emelie  D.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  L.  Rogers. 

9.  EMMA,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Emelie  D.  Buford, 
married  D.  Trahan.  A  son  and  daughter.  Emma  Buford  Trahan 
died  in  1892. 

9.  FEDORA,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Emelie  D.  Buford, 
married  L.  Toups.  Three  sons  and  a  daughter.  Fedora  Buford 
Toups  died  in  1889. 

8.  WILLIAM,  son  of  James  and  Mary  McNiece  Buford, 
married  Mary  Forette.  Children — William,  married  Vititia 
Vitel,  in  1844;  Estere,  married  Augustine  Bergeron,  in  1848; 
Thomas,  married  Clara  Gairie  in  1850 ;  Malvina,  married  Robert 
Belanger  in  1852;  Sarah,  married  Valentine  Dupre  in  1856;  El¬ 
mira,  married  Madia  Hebert  in  1859;  Louisa,  married  Joseph 
Piconie  in  1862 ;  Ellice,  died  young ;  Margaret,  married  Alfred  J. 
Lirette  in  1870;  Alice,  married  Francis  Babin  in  1872.  William 
Buford  lived  in  Terrebonne  Parish,  Louisiana,  and  died  Decem¬ 
ber  19,  1892. 

8.  MARY,  daughter  of  James  and  Mary  McNiece  Buford, 
married  William  Chamberlain,  of  Texas.  One  daughter — Mrs. 
Fanny  Mellons,  Dallas,  Texas. 

6.  CATHERINE,  daughter  of  James  and  Mary  Beauford, 
married,  in  1789,  Rev.  William  Williamson,  born  September  23, 
1762.  Children — Mary,  born  in  1790,  married  James  Ellison,  died 
in  1835;  Nancy  Newton,  1793,  married  W.  B.  Wilson,  died  in 
1877 ;  Elizabeth,  July  14,  1795,  married  Robinson  Baird,  died  in 



1877;  Esther,  January  4,  1797,  married  W.  Kinkee,  died  January 
13,  1880.  (Son  Williamson,  and  daughter  Margaret,  who  mar¬ 
ried  Charles  Bidwell,  of  Columbus,  Ohio.) 

Catherine  Buford  Williamson  died  and  William  Williamson 
married,  for  his  second  wife,  Jane  Smith.  Their  children  were 
Rev.  Thomas  Smith  and  Jane  Smith. 

Jane  Smith  Williamson,  died  and  William  Williamson  mar¬ 
ried,  for  his  third  wife,  Hannah  Johnson. 

William  Williamson  was  a  Presbyterian  minister.  In  1805 
he  was  called  to  Ebenezer,  Cabin  Creek,  Kentucky,  where  he  lived 
fifteen  years.  In  1819  he  went  to  Southern  Ohio  and  had  charge 
of  churches  at  West  Union  and  Manchester.  He  died  on  his  farm, 
“Beach  Grove,”  near  Manchester,  November  9,  1839. 

6.  DANIEL,  son  of  James,  Sr.,  and  Mary  Beauford,  had 
sons — James,  born  in  1788;  Daniel;  Peter,  who  died  at  Kingston, 
near  Rome,  Georgia;  John  and  Elizabeth. 

7.  JAMES,  son  of  Daniel,  born  in  1788,  married  in  Fair- 
field  District,  South  Carolina,  Rebecca  Outen.  Children — Pres¬ 
ley,  born  in  1815;  Rebecca,  1817;  Daniel,  John,  Bird,  William 
and  Moses,  1825. 

James  Buford  died  in  Madison  County,  Florida,  December 
16,  1865. 

Rebecca  Outen  Buford  died  in  Madison  County,  Florida, 
March  22,  1865. 

8.  PRESLEY,  son  of  James  and  Rebecca  Outen  Buford, 
married  in  Lawrence,  Abbeyville  District,  South  Carolina,  Mary 
Ann  Thacker,  who  died  at  Rome,  Georgia,  in  1879.  Children — 
James  Edward,  born  in  1838,  died  in  1861;  John  Wesley,  1840; 
William  Madison,  May  24,  1849;  Mary  Ann,  1851 ;  George  Wash¬ 
ington,  1854,  Rome,  Georgia. 

Presley  Buford  served  in  the  Black  Hawk  and  Florida  wars. 

9.  WILLIAM  MADISON,  son  of  Presley  and  Mary  A. 
Thacker  Buford,  married,  December  18,  1871,  Frances  Caroline 
Harris,  who  was  boin  October  14,  1853.  Children — George  R., 



born  October  30,  1872;  Ralph  E.,  June  1,  1875;  Freddie  M.,  De¬ 
cember  13,  1879,  died  September  4,  1881;  Noah  E.,  January  22, 
1883;  Kate  Lena,  August  25,  1886,  Mount  Vernon,  Illinois. 

10.  GEORGE  R.,  son  of  William  Madison  and  Frances 
Harris  Buford,  married,  April  24,  1894,  Ellie  Williamson. 
Child — Cecil,  born  February  4,  1897. 

10.  RALPH  E.,  son  of  William  Madison  and  Frances  Har¬ 
ris  Buford,  married,  August  22,  1895,  Mary  E.  Owen.  Child — - 
Emma,  January  3,  1897. 

8.  REBECCA,  daughter  of  James  and  Rebecca  Outen  Bu¬ 
ford,  born  September  17,  1817,  married,  January  12,  1837,  R.  N. 
Dansby,  Madison  County,  Florida. 

8.  BIRD,  son  of  James  and  Rebecca  Outen  Buford,  married 

Martha  - .  Children — Monroe  B.,  John  A.,  William  D., 

James,  Lemuel  Oliver,  Samuel  G.,  Robert  Henry  and  Mary,  Ab- 
beyville,  South  Carolina. 

Bird  Buford  died  in  1872. 

8.  MOSES,  son  of  James  and  Rebecca  Outen  Buford,  born 
May  16,  1825,  married,  August  1,  1850,  Elizabeth  Anna  Ander¬ 
son,  who  died  February  19,  1893.  Children — Thomas  Daniel, 
born  August  13,  1851 ;  Savannah,  July,  1852,  died  in  August, 
1853;  Sarah  Amanda,  September  22,  1853;  Mary  Estelle,  May 
15,  1855;  William  D.,  December  24,  1856;  James  A.,  March  19, 
1859;  Joseph  D.,  June  30,  1861;  Edward  F.,  December  24,  1863; 
Julia  A.,  August  24,  1865;  Oliver  H.,  October  9,  1871,  Crystal 
Springs,  Mississippi. 

9.  THOMAS  DANIEL,  son  of  Moses  and  Elizabeth  A.  Bu¬ 
ford,  married,  December  21,  1875,  Simmie  Pittman,  who  was 
born  October  10,  1857.  Children — Louis  A.,  born  May  9,  1877 ; 
Annie  L.,  January  24,  1881 ;  Clara  Julia,  September  19,  1882,  died 
May  29,  1884;  Thomas  A.,  July  29,  1884;  William  Lott,  December 
9,  1887,  died  in  September,  1894;  Earl,  July  30,  1889;  Alice  De- 
lila,  August  31,  1892;  Shelly  Ray,  November  18,  1894;  Mattie 
Sue,  October  21,  1896,  Chapel  Hill,  Mississippi. 

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9.  SARAH  AMANDA,  daughter  of  Moses  and  Elizabeth  A. 
Buford,  married,  November  6,  1872,  the  Rev.  J.  C.  Farrar,  who 
was  born  January  16,  1851.  Children — William  Malone,  Janu¬ 
ary  19,  1874;  Marshall  Hilden,  March  29,  1876;  Charles  Flowers, 
October  30,  1876;  Annie  Laurie,  August  25,  1879,  died  December 
27,  1890;  Robert  Augustus,  September  15,  1881;  Albert  Carter, 
June  20,  1884;  Martin  Thomas,  December  25,  1886;  Clara 
Estelle,  September  2,  1888;  Jessie  Eliza,  April  24,  1891;  Frank 
Edward,  September  10,  1894,  Gallman,  Mississippi. 

9.  MARY  ESTELLE,  daughter  of  Moses  and  Elizabeth 
Anderson  Buford,  married,  December  14,  1876,  Daniel  T.  Rather, 
who  was  born  May  28,  1849.  Children — John  Devrit,  born  Janu¬ 
ary  9,  1878;  Louis  E.,  November  15,  1880,  died  July  3,  1886; 
Moses  A.,  February  19,  1882;  Daisy  B.,  September  9,  1885; 
Claude  T.,  December  28,  1887 ;  Mary  G.,  April  16,  1890;  Ettie  L., 
August  3,  1892;  Karl  D.,  November  9,  1894,  Chapel  Hill,  Hinds 
County,  Mississippi. 

9.  JAMES  A.,  son  of  Moses  and  Elizabeth  A.  Buford,  mar¬ 
ried,  December  16,  1884,  Carey  Bell  Cottingham,  born  February 
22,  1864.  Children — Frank  Hilsom,  born  October  30,  1885 ;  Eliz¬ 
abeth  Ann,  November  11,  1887;  Willie  May,  May  18,  1890;  Eva 
Sturgies,  November  25,  1892 ;  Oliver  Russell,  November  30,  1896, 
Crystal  Springs,  Mississippi. 

9.  JOSEPH  D.,  son  of  Moses  and  Elizabeth  Anderson  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Dora  Parker,  October  20,  1889.  Children — Lester, 
born  July  31,  1890;  Alda,  January  25,  1892;  Myrtice,  October  20, 
1894,  Chapel  Hill,  Mississippi. 

9.  EDWARD  FRANKLIN,  son  of  Moses  and  Elizabeth 
Anderson  Buford,  married,  July  25,  1889,  Mellie  Flemming,  born 
September  20,  1856.  Children — Harvie,  born  June  29,  1891,  died 
same  day;  Mary,  August  18,  1893;  Lillian  L.,  December  26,  1894, 
Crystal  Springs,  Mississippi. 

9.  OLIVER  HALEY,  son  of  Moses  and  Elizabeth  Anderson 
Buford,  married,  November  19,  1892,  Lee  Anner  Parker.  Child- 


dren — Byrdie  Esther,  born  September  23,  1893;  Inda  Lavert, 
September  26,  1894;  Laura  Lanelle,  June  30,  1897,  Crystal 
Springs,  Mississippi. 

9.  JULIA  A.,  daughter  of  Moses  and  Elizabeth  Anderson 
Buford,  married,  February  18,  1884,  J.  A.  Gonia,  born  August 
16,  1861o  Children — Constance  Eugenia,  born  January  25,  1885; 
Louis  Franklin,  December  8,  1888,  died  October  20,  1891 ;  Hugh 
Tracy,  March  22,  1890 ;  Benton  Ander,  September  3,  1893 ;  Sarah 
Estelle,  June  21,  1895;.  Joseph  Bryant,  May  9,  1897,  Crystal 
Springs,  Mississippi. 

4.  THOMAS  3d,  son  of  Henry  and  Mary  Osborne  Beauford, 
born  in  Lancaster  County,  Virginia,  April  11,  1716,  never  mar¬ 
ried.  His  home  was  on  Flat  Rock  Creek,  Cumberland  Parish, 
Lunenburg  County,  Virginia.  His  will  is  dated  November  4, 
1788.  By  it  he  bequeathed,  in  trust,  to  William  Beaufort,  James 
Beauford  and  James  Craig,  clerk,  for  the  benefit  of  the  Protest¬ 
ant  Episcopal  Church,  his  lands,  negroes,  stock,  money  and  to¬ 
bacco.  They  were  to  select  three  additional  trustees,  who  were 
vestrymen,  to  act  with  them,  etc.  He  died  in  1793. 




The  deed  book  of  Lancaster  County,  Virginia,,  contains  a 
transfer  of  land  by  Jeremiah  Beauford  and  his  wife,  Hannah, 
to  James  Newby,  dated  November  28,  1754.  Hannah  was  the 
widow  of  Robert  Wells,  and  the  transfer  was  her  dower  right. 

In  the  tax  lists  of  Lancaster  County,  on  file  at  the  auditor’s 
office,  Richmond,  Virginia,  appears  the  name  of  George  Blew- 
ford,  1796,  same  as  George  Buford,  1789,  same  as  George  Bleu- 
ford,  1799,  and,  for  the  last  time,  in  1800. 

The  name  of  George  Buford  appears  in  a  list  of  non-commis¬ 
sioned  officers  and  soldiers  of  the  Virginia  line  who  received 
bounty  lands. 

The  name  John  Bleauford,  seaman,  appears  on  a  list  of  non¬ 
commissioned  officers,  seamen  and  marines  who  are  entitled  to 
bounty  lands  for  three  years’  service. 

The  name  of  Joseph  Buford  appears  on  the  lists  of  Revolu¬ 
tionary  soldiers  from  Rhode  Island. 

Francis  Marion  Buford  was  born  in  Virginia  in  1836;  mar¬ 
ried  in  Ashley  County,  Alabama,  April  10,  1869,  Charlotte  Geral¬ 
dine  Norris,  daughter  of  Patrick  Norris,  of  Eleanora  County, 
Alabama,  residing,  at  the  time  of  his  death,  at  Wetumpka,  Ala¬ 
bama.  Children — Thomas  Parker,  Francis  Harper,  born  in  Mon¬ 
roe,  Louisiana,  October  29,  1870,  and  Patrick  Marion,  February 
10,  1874,  in  Birmingham,  Alabama,  died  January  2,  1879. 
Francis  Marion  left  Virginia  when  he  was  quite  young,  went  to 
St.  Louis,  Missouri,  then  to  Louisville,  Kentucky,  and  then  to 
Little  Rock,  Arkansas,  Fort  Smith  and  Pine  Bluff.  His  father’s 
name  was  Francis  or  William;  had  a  brother  Benjamin  and  two 
sisters.  He  was  well  educated,  an  architect  and  contractor  by 
profession.  After  his  marriage,  he  lived  in  Helena,  Arkansas, 
and  Huntsville  and  Birmingham,  Alabama.  He  died  in  Helena, 


Arkansas,  in  1876.  Francis  Harper  married  and,  for  some  years, 
lived  in  Birmingham,  Alabama.  He  and  his  mother  now  live  in 
Battle  Creek,  Michigan. 

Buford,  Lynchburg,  Virginia;  John,  on  “Hickory  Grove/’ 
Charlotte  County,  Virginia,  son  of  William  Pride;  Daniel,  mar¬ 
ried,  first,  Spencer  and,  second,  Frances  A.  Duprey;  daughter, 
Kate,  married  Samuel  Clark ;  their  daughter,  Laura  Clark,  mar¬ 
ried  a  Buford  of  Lynchburg,  Virginia. — Virginia  Genealogies, 

Mrs.  A.  G.  McGirt,  of  Wilmington,  North  Carolina,  was  a 

Benjamin  F.  Buford,  formerly  of  Danville,  Indiana. 

William  M.  Buford,  president  and  director  of  “Sepeonza 
Musical  Club”  (incorporated),  4226  Wabash  Avenue,  Chicago, 
Illinois,  said  his  father  was  from  Tennessee  and  moved  to  Little 
Rock,  Arkansas;  was  for  a  while  professor  in  high  school;  re¬ 
signed  his  school  work  and  became  founder  and  editor  of  a  news¬ 
paper,  which  he  called  Buford  and  Son  Publishing  Company ;  his 
father  died  a  few  years  later.  William  M.  Buford  was  born  De¬ 
cember  1,  1893,  and  can  remember  very  little  about  his  father,  he 
was  so  small  when  he  died. 

Charles  F.  Buford  and  wife,  of  Portland,  Oregon,  said  they 
shortened  their  name.  They  are  young  people  (1924).  He  is  a 
contractor  and  builder.  His  father,  Charles  L.  Beauford,  was 
born  in  Rochester,  New  York,  and  was  a  conductor  on  the  Chicago 
&  Alton  Railroad.  His  mother  was  Jenny  Ridley  Beauford,  of 
804  South  Oak  Street,  Bloomington,  Illinois,  and  his  aunt,  Miss 
Clara  Beauford.  His  grandfather,  John  Beauford,  was  born  in 
Paris,  France. 

There  is  a  Buford  family  residing  at  West  Plains,  Missouri, 
which  has  a  daughter  Agnes. 

Mr.  Buford  resides  at  Birch  Tree,  Missouri.  He  is  unmar¬ 




There  was  a  Simeon  Buford,  who  probably  lived  in  Alabama 
and  married  Mary  Jane  Coon,  Coffee  County,  Alabama.  Chil¬ 
dren — Oliver,  Henry,  Wilborne,  Jamison  and  Cornelius.  Simeon 
died  in  Central  Texas,  and  his  son  Wilborne  lived  there  when  last 
heard  from. 

OLIVER  H.,  son  of  Simeon  and  Mary  Jane  Coon  Buford, 
married  Mary  E.  Musgrove,  of  Coffey  County,  Alabama.  He 
was  killed  at  the  battle  of  Perryville,  Ky.,  during  the  Civil  War, 
age  26  years.  Children — John  Simeon,  William  Jefferson,  Gor¬ 
don  Jamison  and  Oliver  Henry,  Jr. 

JOHN  SIMEON,  son  of  Oliver  Henry,  Sr.,  and  Mary  E.  Mus¬ 
grove  Buford,  married  Mary  E.  Andress,  of  Monroe  County,  Ala¬ 
bama.  No  children.  Residence,  Peterman,  Alabama. 

WILLIAM  JEFFERSON,  son  of  Oliver  Henry  and  Mary  E. 
Musgrove  Buford,  married  and  had  one  child,  a  daughter,  Bertha 
Lee,  who  married  Charles  Floyd,  who  is  agent  of  the  Louisville 
&  Nashville  Railroad,  at  Peterman,  Alabama.  They  have  a  son, 
Charles  Raymond,  born  in  1920,  and  a  little  daughter,  born  April 
2,  1923.  William  Jefferson  Buford  is  dead. 

GORDON  JAMISON,  son  of  Oliver  Henry,  Sr.,  and  Mary  E. 
Musgrove  Buford,  married  Nancy  Catherine  Lathram,  Septem¬ 
ber  16, 1886.  She  died  February  18,  1902.  He  was  born  April  8, 
1862,  and  died  January  29,  1922.  Children — Zula  Jane,  born 
October  20,  1887;  Sam  Gordon,  July  22,  1889;  Walter,  October 
26,  1891;  Annibel,  April  26,  1893;  Mark  S.,  December  12,  1896; 
Ruth  Carolyn,  March  10,  1899 ;  Mary  Catherine,  February,  1902, 
died  May  6,  1906. 

ZULA  JANE,  daughter  of  Gordon  J.  and  Nancy  C.  Lathram 
Buford,  married  Cary  Lee  Murphy,  May  24,  1910.  Children — 
Clyde  Lee,  born  March  1,  1912;  James  Buford,  June  18,  1914, 
died  October  20,  1918;  Catherine  Margaret,  December  15,  1918; 
Max,  January  2, 1919 ;  John  Thomas,  July  29,  1921,  Peterman,  Al- 



SAM  GORDON,  son  of  Gordon  J.  and  Nancy  C.  Lathram 
Buford,  married  Gwendolyn  Helton,  July  5,  1917.  Children — A 
child  unnamed,  born  December  24,  1920,  died  the  same  day ;  Sam 
Gordon.  Jr.,  December  29,  1922,  Repton,  Alabama,  where  he  is 
railroad  operator. 

WALTER,  son  of  Gordon  J.  and  Nancy  C.  Lathram  Buford, 
is  unmarried  and  connected  with  the  creamery  plant  at  Salem, 
Alabama.  During  the  World  War  he  was  with  the  wireless,  81st 

ANNIBEL,  daughter  of  Gordon  J.  and  Nancy  C.  Lathram 
Buford,  married  Ben  Howard  Baker,  May  6,  1918.  Child — Betty 
Jane,  born  April  15,  1920.  Annibel  was  a  teacher  before  she 
married,  Clayton,  Alabama. 

MARK  S.,  son  of  Gordon  J.  and  Nancy  C.  Lathram  Buford, 
is  unmarried  and  lives  at  Peterman,  Alabama.  He  is  a  railroad 
operator,  and  did  service  in  the  World  War. 

RUTH  C.,  daughter  of  Gordon  J.  and  Nancy  C.  Lathram  Bu¬ 
ford,  married  Otis  0.  Bayles,  September  26,  1919.  Child — Mary 
Ruth,  born  August  27,  1920,  was  a  teacher  before  she  married, 
Monroeville,  Alabama. 

WILBORN,  son  of  Simeon  and  Mary  Jane  Coon  Buford, 
married  a  daughter  of  Captain  Kenney,  of  Elba,  Coffee  County, 
Alabama.  Mr.  Kenney  was  a  captain  in  the  Civil  War  and  took 
an  active  part  in  the  battle  of  Perrysville,  Kentucky.  When  last 
heard  from  he  was  in  Central  Texas. 



Abraham  Buford  Barnett  James  Malcolm  Luck,  Lieut.;  Wm.  Buford 
Braudus  Schnebly,  Robt.  Edward  McGhee,  Alvah  Carlton  Luck,  Hugh  A. 
Luck,  Raymond  R.  Fizer. — Soldiers,  World  War. 



Geo.  Phillip  Luck,  Abraham  Buford  Luck,  Ray  G.  Buford,  W.  E.  Caffey, 

Don  L.  Buford,  Harry  Buford  Beagle,  - ,  Nelson  M.  Buford, 

killed  in  action. — Soldiers,  Word  War. 



listed  in  the  Signal  department  of  the  U.  S.  Army  at  Roanoke, 
Va.,  July  16,  1917;  was  sent  to  Camp  Fort  Thomas,  Kentucky, 
thence  to  San  Antonio,  Texas,  Kelly  Field,  five  months;  was  in 
the  82nd  Aero  Squadron,  transferred  to  Garden  City,  N.  Y.,  to 
Casualty  Squadron;  attached  to  headquarters,  transferred  to 
16th  Aero  Squadron,  where  he  remained  until  the  close  of  the 
war.  He  was  made  a  first  Corporal.  He  was  machinist  in  charge 
of  the  aeroplanes,  whose  duty  it  was  to  test  and  inspect  the  planes 
before  they  were  sent  up. 

June  16,  1917,  Fortress  Monroe,  Virginia,  Second  Officers  Train¬ 
ing  Camp,  August  21,  1917 ;  appointed  Second  Lieutenant,  Field 
Artillery,  November  27,  1917.  He  was  in  several  camps  of  train¬ 
ing  in  France,  was  assigned  the  56th  Coast  Artillery  Regiment ; 
was  in  many  of  the  hard  fought  battles,  second  Battle  of  the 
Marne,  July  25,  1918;  arrived  at  rail  head  on  front  town  of  La 
Flerte  July  27,  1918;  went  into  action  at  Drevigny  just  back  of 
Vasle  and  Aisne  River  on  August  1,  1918;  left  this  front  on 
left  of  Verdun;  started  drive  on  Germans,  September  26,  1918; 
pushed  on  to  Sedan  November  13,  1918;  returned  with  regiment 
to  Chaumont  where  equipment  was  turned  over  to  quartermas¬ 
ter;  was  discharged  and  returned  home,  Roanoke,  Virginia. 

the  service  of  the  United  States  during  the  World  War,  stationed 
at  Camp  Lewis,  Seattle,  Washington. 

4.  ROBERT  EDWARD  McGHEE  entered  the  service  of 
United  States  during  the  World  War  and  was  sent  to  Camp  Hum¬ 
phrey,  Virginia.  His  home,  Bedford  City,  Virginia. 

5.  ALVAH  CARLTON  LUCK  was  in  the  service  of  United 
States  during  the  World  War,  Corporal,  Supply  Company,  31st 
Field  Artillery,  stationed  at  Camp  Mead,  Maryland.  Home,  Bed¬ 
ford,  Virginia. 



6.  SERGEANT  HUGH  A.  LUCK  was  in  the  service  of 
United  States  for  about  two  years  during  the  World  War,  was 
made  Sergeant,  Company  A,  354th  Inft.,  89th  Division,  A.  E  .F. 
He  was  in  many  of  the  hard  fought  battles.  He  was  discharged 
and  came  to  his  home  at  Gorin,  Missouri,  after  the  armistice 
was  signed. 

7.  CORPORAL  RAYMOND  R.  FIZER  was  in  the  service 
of  United  States  during  the  World  War;  was  made  Corporal, 
Company  A,  317th  Infantry,  80th  Division,  A.  E.  F. ;  was  in 
many  of  the  hard  fought  battles — St.  Mihiel,  Meuse,  Argonne 
offensive,  Bois  des  Ogens,  Natillois;  Triacourt  Ared  from  13 
to  24,  October ;  wounded  at  Busancy  some  time  last  of  October ; 
sent  to  hospital  on  November  6,  1918;  received  medal  of  honor 
for  bravery,  Chateau  Thierry;  in  France  fourteen  months;  in 
trenches  at  Doullens  and  Your;  was  discharged  after  the  armis¬ 
tice  was  signed;  came  back  to  his  home,  Bedford  City,  Virginia, 
and  has  since  married. 



1.  GEORGE  PHILIP  LUCK  was  sent  to  Camp  Humphrey, 
Virginia,  for  training;  was  in  Company  B,  Seventh  Regiment 
Engineers  at  first,  but  later  when  the  “flu”  became  so  bad,  he 
was  transferred  to  the  medical  department,  serving  there. 
Home,  Bedford,  Virginia. 

2.  ABRAHAM  BUFORD  LUCK  served  two  years  In 
France.  He  was  from  Virginia. 

3.  CORPORAL  RAY  G.  BUFORD,  when  drafted,  was  sent 
to  Camp  Lewis  for  training ;  was  eighteen  months  in  the  service. 
He  was  in  the  Battle  of  St.  Mihiel  from  September  10  to  Septem¬ 
ber  13,  1918,  and  the  Battle  of  Meuse-Argonne,  September  26  to 
October  12,  1918;  also  Ypres  Lys  (Belgium),  October  31  to 
November  11,  1918.  He  was  made  Corporal  August  9,  1918. 



He  returned  to  United  States  April  16,  1919.  Home,  Los  An¬ 
geles,  California. 

4.  WILLIAM  EDWARD  COFFEY  was  in  the  service  or 
the  United  States,  stationed  at  Camp  Taylor,  Louisville,  Ken¬ 
tucky,  the  Fifth  Observation  Battery,  C.  0.  T.  S.  Field  Artillery. 
Home,  Queen  City,  Missouri. 

5.  SERGEANT  DON  LEROY  BUFORD  enlisted  in  the 
regular  army  at  the  time  America  entered  the  World  War.  He 
was  made  Sergeant  in  his  company ;  served  six  months  with  the 
A.  E.  F.  in  France.  Home,  Kiowa,  Kansas. 

6.  LUTHER  0.  SALLEE  enlisted  in  the  Navy  of  the 
United  States  during  the  World  War  and  was  in  the  New  York 
yards;  received  injuries  from  which  he  has  never  recovered. 
Home,  Gorin,  Missouri. 

7.  HARRY  BUFORD  BEAGLE  entered  the  United  States 
service  during  the  World  War  and  was  in  Company  D,  30th  Bat¬ 
talion,  Fort  Gibbons,  Alaska.  Home,  Seattle,  Washington. 

Marine  Corps;  was  sent  to  France  in  1918;  was  Corporal  of  the 
34th  Company,  First  Replacement  Battalion,  U.  S.  M.  C.,  at  the 
time  of  his  death.  According  to  the  Government  report  he  was 
killed  in  action  June  9,  1918.  Home,  Kiowa,  Kansas. 





When  the  evening  shadows  lengthen, 
And  the  day  is  almost  o’er, 

And  the  Sun,  with  all  his  splendor, 
Paints  the  sky  for  you  once  more; 
When,  with  his  golden  sunbeams, 
Tinting  meadow,  glade  and  glen, 
Giving  clouds  a  silver  lining, 

Speaks  loud,  ’tis  all  for  men. 

When  the  Day  King  sinks  in  glory, 
And  man’s  daily  work  is  done, 

Let  him  praise  the  Great  Creator 
With  each  setting  of  the  sun, 

Mildred  Buford  Minter. 





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Roger  Elmer  Hefley,  74. 

R.  Y.  Turner,  Jr.,  118. 

Dr.  Virgil  Kinnard,  124. 

James  F.  Sullivan,  187. 

J.  Orval  Sullivan,  187. 

James  Edwin  Buford,  192. 

Corporal  Ray  G.  Buford,  201. 

Jay  Wane  Buford,  203. 

Harry  Buford  Beagle,  207. 

William  Edward  Coffye,  220. 

Simeon  Robert  Buford,  235. 

William  Buford  Braudus  Schnebly,  242. 
Luther  O.  Sallee,  245. 

Corporal  Raymond  R.  Fizer,  246. 

Sergeant  Don  LeRoy  Buford,  254. 
Corporal  Nelson  Milton  Buford,  254. 
Lieutenant  James  Malcolm  Luck'  256. 
Corporal  Abraham  Buford  Barnett,  257 
Sergeant  Hugh  A.  Luck,  257. 

Abraham  Buford  Luck,  257. 

George  Phillip  Luck,  258. 

Corporal  Alvah  Carlton  Luck,  258. 
Robert  Edward  McGhee,  258. 

Earl  M.  Coffman,  261. 

Mark  Nicholas  Buford,  392. 

Captain  Edward  Buford  3rd,  407. 
William  Wirt  Buford,  408. 

Mark  S.  Buford,  453. 

Walter  Buford,  453. 


Captain  John  Thomas  Buford,  58. 
John  Lewis,  75. 

William  Lewis,  75. 

Captain  James  Buford,  78. 

John  Buford,  Sr.,  78. 

Major  Calvin  Buford,  78. 

Colonel  Abraham  Buford,  79. 

William  Early  Buford,  82. 
Walter  Burnside,  119. 

Dr.  William  Read,  135. 
Captain  Henry  Buford,  173. 
Major  Thomas  Quirk,  173. 
Ensign  Simeon  Buford,  306. 
Colonel  Jeremiah  Buford,  350. 


William  Buford,  Jr.,  355. 

Shad  Buford,  78. 

Benjamin  Rogers,  81. 

John  Buford  Parks,  81. 

Dr.  Oliver  Henry  Buford,  103  (Spanish- 
American  War). 

Thomas  Buford,  107  (War  of  1812). 
Captain  Abner  Baker,  111  (War  of  1812). 
James  Burnside,  119  (War  of  1812). 

Major  General  Irvin  McDowell,  142. 
Captain  Cassius  M.  Clay,  147  (Mexican 

Colonel  Thomas  Marshall,  147  (Mexican 

Captain  James  Buford  Jackson,  147. 

Major  Louis  Marshall  Buford,  149. 

Major  Theodore  Edson,  149. 

Lloyd  Horwitz  Chanler,  149  (U.  S.  Navy). 
Adj.  Gen.  Charles  Alexander  Buford,  156. 
Lieut.  William  Robertson  Buford,  156. 

Captain  Marcus  Bainbridge  Buford,  157 
(U.  S.  Navy). 

General  John  Buford,  169. 

General  Green  Clay  Smith,  170  (Mexican 

Captain  James  Stoner,  170  (Mexican 

Captain  Paschal  Buford,  173  (War  of 

Lieutenant  Thomas  Buford,  Sr.,  184 
(War  of  1812). 

John  E.  Israel,  187. 

Lieutenant  George  Washington  Buford, 
201  (Indian  War). 

Major  Thomas  Jerry  Buford,  202  (Indian 

Joseph  Edwards,  205  (Indian  War). 

John  Alexander  Buford,  207  (Mexican 

Colonel  Joseph  Kent,  286  (War  of  1812). 

Major  General  Napoleon  Bonaparte  Bu¬ 
ford,  311. 

Major  General  John  Buford,  312. 

Brigadier  General  James  Franklin  Bell, 

Captain  George  K.  Sanderson,  320. 

Lieutenant  Ernest  Garlington,  320. 

George  Washington  Buford,  347. 

Abraham  Buford,  360. 

Commodore  Domenick  Lynch,  375. 

Christopher  Young  Buford,  422  (Mexican 

Presley  Buford,  446  (Indian  War). 






Green  Buford,  62. 

Charles  Abraham  Wickliffe  Buford,  91. 
James  Thomas  Buford,  93. 

Joseph  Shopshire  Buford,  94. 

Alfred  Jackson  Buford,  102. 

Dr.  Harvey  Baker,  116. 

James  White,  123. 

Colonel  James  S.  Jackson,  147. 

Willis  F.  Jones,  155. 

George  Whitfield  Troutman,  155. 

William  Doddridge  Otey,  180. 

James  Walter  Otey,  181. 

Reuben  S.  Buford,  198. 

Massanello  Marion  Buford,  213. 

John  Thompson  Lewis,  219. 

Major  William  Buford,  249. 

Edward  William  Luck,  255. 

James  L.  Buford,  259. 

E.  M.  Buford,  262. 

Eldridge  C.  Buford,  262. 

John  Quincy  Adams  Buford,  276. 
William  R.  Terry,  276. 

Julius  Blackburn  Buford,  281. 

Captain  Thomas  L.  Cobbs,  283. 
Lieutenant  James  Henry  Langhorne,  287. 
Lieutenant  Jacob  Kent  Langhorne,  287. 
Major  Alfred  L.  Mayer,  291. 

Captain  Samuel  F.  Chapman,  293. 
Captain  William  Chapman,  293. 

Lieut.  Colonel  William  H.  Chapman,  294. 
General  Abraham  Buford,  327. 

Haywood  Buford,  346. 

Mayo  Cabell,  353. 

Colonel  Samuel  Early,  353. 

General  Jubal  Anderson  Early,  353. 
Thomas  Edward  Buford,  373. 

Lieutenant  Colonel  John  W.  Buford,  387. 
Lewis  Cass  Buford,  390. 

Eldbridge  Gerry  Buford,  390. 

James  Thomas  Buford,  393. 

Captain  David  Rhea,  394. 

Major  James  P.  Douglas,  403. 

Edward  Buford  2d,  405. 

William  H.  Pointer,  408. 

Colonel  Jefferson  Buford,  412. 

Nathaniel  Ridley  Alexander,  415. 

Isaac  Newton  Gaston,  425. 

James  McFadden  Gaston,  425. 

Captain  J.  Lucius  Gaston,  425. 

John  David  Buford,  434. 

John  Elihu  Harper  Buford,  436. 

Hampton  Aubrey  Buford,  438. 

John  Jones  Quarles,  438. 

Thomas  Philemon  Buford,  439. 

Goodloe  Warren  Buford,  439. 

Joseph  P.  C.  Buford,  439. 

Walter  Scott  Buford,  439. 

Morgan  Parham  Buford,  439. 

Newton  Shaw,  442. 

Rufus  Polk  Shaw,  442. 

Richard  Shaw,  442. 

John  F.  Toney,  443. 

Oliver  H.  Buford,  452. 



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Abraham,  36,  38,  358. 

Agatha,  35. 

Ambrose,  32,  33. 

Ann,  35,  36,  350,  354,  355. 

Catherine,  358,  376. 

Charles  L.,  451. 

Clara,  451. 

Elizabeth,  32,  33,  35,  36,  350,  354,  358, 

Elizabeth  Lucretia,  357. 

Elizabeth  Owen,  355. 

Elizabeth  Parrott,  28,  31,  32. 

Emma  Corbet,  357. 

Eunice  Warren,  435. 


Frances,  36,  357,  358,  376,  379,  427,  430, 

Francis,  355. 

Frances  June,  357. 

Gillner,  435. 

Hannah,  450. 

Henry,  32,  36,  355,  358,  376,  379,  427, 
430,  432,  435,  449. 

Henry,  Jr.,  355,  358. 

James,  35,  36,  355,  358,  432,  433,  435,  445, 
446,  449. 

Jenny  Ridley,  451. 

Jeremiah,  450. 

John,  28,  31,  32,  35,  36,  37,  38,  75,  78, 
173,  174,  184,  293,  300,  355,  358,  366, 
450,  451. 

Josiah,  358. 

Judith  Early,  35,  36,  37,  75,  78,  173,  174, 
184,  293,  300. 

LeRoy,  358. 

Letitia,  358. 

Mary,  28,  32,  35,  36,  350,  354,  357,  358, 
432,  442,  443,  445,  446. 

Mary  Osborne,  355,  358,  432,  433,  435, 


Mary  Parsons,  355. 

Mary  Ragsdale,  358. 

Philemon,  435. 

Richard,  28. 

Sarah,  35,  350,  354,  358. 

Sarah  Smythe,  435. 

Simeon,  36,  38. 

Susannah,  32,  33. 

Thomas,  28,  32,  350,  355,  358,  432. 
Thomas,  Jr.,  32,  35,  36,  350,  354. 

William,  35,  36,  38,  355,  358,  449. 

William,  Jr.,  355,  357. 

William  June,  357. 

Warren,  435,  442,  443. 

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Abraham,  39,  41 

,  47, 


49,  50,  53, 



78,  79 

,  89, 

94,  97,  98,  99, 





































Abraham  Don  Carlos, 



Abraham  Gallatin,  442. 

Abraham  Lumpkin,  206. 

Abraham  Spencer,  441. 

Abram,  435. 

Abram  Calvin,  440. 

Abram  V.,  381. 

Ada,  403. 

Ada  Goff,  91. 

Ada  Stephenson,  428,  429,  430. 

Adaline  Noble  Wood,  211. 

Addie  J.,  60,  61,  382. 

Adeline  A.  B.,  340. 

Agatha,  145. 

Agnes,  42,  270,  451. 

Albert,  393,  395,  397,  398,  399,  402,  443. 
Albert  Casern,  199,  205. 

Albert  Drake,  262. 

Albert  Gallatin,  435,  440,  441. 

Albert  Lewis,  398. 

Albert  Lindley,  398,  399. 

Albert  S.,  198. 

Albert  Sherman,  262. 

Albert  Sidney,  387. 

Alberta  Liela,  102,  103. 

Aleaner  Watkins,  262. 

Algernon  Sidney,  371,  372. 

Alda,  448. 

Aielia  433 

Alexander,  89,  97,  98,  107,  324,  443. 
Alexander  Bryan,  107. 

Alfred,  445. 

Alfred  Henry,  102. 

Alfred  Jackson,  101,  102,  103. 

Alfred  Welsh,  99,  100,  101,  102,  103. 
Alice  385,  423,  445. 

Alice  Bell,  85. 

Alice  B.  Shelby,  338. 

Alice  Cassey,  423. 

Alice  Davis,  194. 

Alice  Delila,  447. 

Alice  Dismukes,  398. 

Alice  Dale  Duncan,  385. 

Alice  Golden,  242. 

Alice  May,  384. 

Alice  M.  Osborne,  391,  392. 

Alice  Susan,  370. 

Alice  Venable,  84. 

Alma,  194. 

Almira  Margarette  Griffin,  337,  341. 
Almorinda  C.,  421. 

Alonzo,  443. 

Alow  S.,  196. 

Allie  Harris,  240. 

Alvin  Lee,  429. 

Allen  Roberts,  434. 

Allie  Willis,  96. 

Amanda,  81,  348. 

Amanda  C.,  233. 

Amanda  Funkenberry,  45. 

Amanda  Harris,  327. 





Amanda  J.  Depp,  346. 

Amanda  Jane,  346. 

Amanda  Jones,  347,  348. 

Amanda  Melvina,  84,  86. 

Amanda  Pointer,  395. 

Amanda  Pugh,  404,  427,  430. 

Amanda  Rebecca  Kyle,  412. 

Amanda  Staples,  229,  231,  233,  235, 
241,  242,  243,  244,  245. 

Amanda  Savage,  348 
Amanda  Victoria,  233,  245. 

Amelia,  89,  99,  106,  132,  427. 

Amelia  H.,  383,  384. 

Amelia  Jane,  419. 

Amarilla  Baugh,  387,  388. 

Amy,  235. 

America  Catherine,  84,  85. 

America  Moore,  49,  50,  53,  54. 
Ambrose,  78,  83,  89,  94,  95,  99,  432. 
Ambrose  Fisher,  83,  97,  89. 

Amos,  434. 

Anderson,  320. 

Andrew,  367,  370. 

Andrew  Jackson,  435,  441. 

Andrew  J.,  386. 

Andrew  Jenkins,  373. 

Andrew  Marshall,  101,  103. 

Andrew  Slogn,  441. 

Andrew  William,  102,  103. 

Angeline,  296. 

Angeline  Sheckles,  233. 

Ann  Bannister,  169. 

Ann  Cook,  132. 

Ann  Jane,  267,  282. 

Ann  Mary,  87,  89. 

Ann  Merry,  322,  324. 

Ann  Mary  Fisher,  83,  87,  89. 

Ann  Margaretta,  374,  375. 

Ann  Ragsdale,  427. 

Ann  Rogers,  420. 

Ann  Watts,  39,  41,  46,  70. 

Anna,  75. 

Anna  Mary,  252. 

Anna  Bowers,  318,  320. 

Annabel,  346. 

Annibel,  452,  453. 

Anne,  14-7,  149. 

Anne  Bannister  Watson,  306,  307, 
318,  321. 

Anne  H.  LeSuer,  390. 

Anne  Porter,  390. 

Anna  Duglas,  395. 

Annie,  193,  433. 

Annie  Bassett,  382. 

Annie  Belle,  59,  60,  62. 

Annie  Gilbert,  402. 

Annie  Grace,  438. 

Annie  L.,  447. 

Annie  L.  Cook  Calloway,  201. 

Annie  McEwen,  444. 

Annie  M.  Pate,  46,  47,  56,  57,  69. 
Annie  Laura,  263,  345. 

Annie  Laura  Barnette,  383. 

Annie  Eliza  Rebecca,  412. 

Annie  Esther,  418. 

Annie  Nichols,  262. 

Annie  Gordon,  394,  395. 

Annie  Simpson,  243. 

Annie  Stample,  444. 

Annie  Graham,  269,  271. 

Annie  W.  Hellins,  408. 

Annie  Wills,  265. 

Annie  Worthington,  338. 

Anthony  Abe,  53. 

Archimedes,  427. 

Argie,  62. 

Arlotte  Carty,  57,  59,  62,  63. 

Arthur  B.,  194. 

Arthur  Duglass,  196. 

Audry  B.,  244. 

Augusta,  440. 

Augusta  D.,  430. 

Augusta  Dirson,  428. 




Basil  Duke,  145,  149. 

Beatrice,  383. 

Bedford  Forest,  265. 

Benjamin,  379,  381,  450. 

Benjamin  A.,  194. 

Benjamin  C.,  435. 

Benjamin  F.,  451. 

Benjamin  Frost,  346. 

Benjamin  M.,  383. 

Benjamin  Watkins,  382,  383. 

Belle  Mason,  90. 

Belinda  D.  Miller,  390,  391. 

Bena  Childers,  395. 

Bertha,  196,  398,  399. 

Bertha  Audra,  203. 

Bertha  E.,  444. 

Bertha  Hatton,  398. 

Bertha  Lee,  452. 

Bertha  Maud,  202,  203. 

Bertha  Virginia,  239,  240. 

Bessie,  96,  242,  383,  422,  441. 

Bessie  B.,  235. 

Bessie  Lee,  263. 

Bessie  May,  388. 

Beulah,  196. 

Billie  Bob,  244. 

Bird,  446,  447. 

Blanche,  49,  53,  145. 

Betsy,  184. 

Bettie,  96,  381. 

Betty  Burks,  270,  272. 

Bettie  Morgan,  381. 

Bettie  Shropshire,  94,  95. 

Blackshear,  443. 

Bonnibel  Stowers,  272. 

Bramblett,  399. 

Britton  Jackson,  263. 

Brittania  A.,  338. 

Burrell  Stanton,  206. 

Byrd,  404,  435. 

Byrdie  Esther,  449. 

Bennie  Meadows,  345. 


Cadmus,  340. 

California  Carty,  43,  44. 

Callie  Frederick,  382. 

Callohil  Mennis,  207. 

Calvin,  78,  428. 

Calyin  Tate,  428,  429,  430. 

Carman  Robert,  67. 

Candius  C.,  434. 

Carey  Bell  Cattingham,  448. 

Caremay,  415. 

Carrie  Copeland,  54. 

Carrie  Cowan,  94,  95. 

Carrie  Myrtle,  25S. 

Carrie  Caldwell,  370. 

Caroline,  262,  265,  440. 

Caroline  Augusta  Black,  415. 

Caroline  Eloise,  418. 

Caroline  Haaspeth,  432,  433. 

Caroline  Tankersley,  440. 

Carson  C.,  262. 

Carvossa  W.,  432. 

Carter  Martin,  49,  53,  54. 

Catherine,  97,  98,  373,  375,  379,  384,  386, 
410,  432. 

Catherine  Williams,  434,  435. 

Catherine  D.,  83,  84. 

Cecil  Leon,  45. 

Catherine  Young,  419,  423. 

Cecil,  447. 

Charles,  49,  59,  67,  107,  133,  145,  146,  147, 
149,  367,  369,  379,  389,  390,  392,  393, 
404,  441. 

Charles  A.,  430. 

Charles  Abraham  Wickliffe,  20,  90,  91. 
Charles  Alexander,  149,  155,  156. 

Charles  Allison,  345. 

Charles  Beauregard,  403. 

Charles  Dudley,  408. 




I  N 


Charles  F.,  451. 

Charles  H.,  155,  156. 

Charles  Hicks,  233,  239,  243. 

Charles  James  Fox,  371,  372. 

Charles  L.,  423. 

Charles  N.,  404. 

Charles  Pate,  59. 

Charles  S.,  149. 

Charles  T.,  194. 

Charles  Thomas,  370. 

Charles  Watthall,  370,  371. 

Charles  Walter,  50,  54. 

Charles  Wellington,  244. 

Charles  Wesley,  241. 

Channing  R.,  196. 

Charlotte,  145,  147,  379,  393. 

Charlotte  Garaldine  Norris,  450. 
Chapman,  107. 

OVipI  spa  Q 

Christolheer  Young,  421,  422,  423. 
Cicely  E.,  421. 

Clara,  395,  399. 

Clara  L.,  96. 

Clara  Gairie,  445. 
o  lorn  Tnlifl  4  4  7 

Clara  Lindley  Reed,  395,  397,  399. 

Clara  Belle  Morris,  253,  254. 

Claribel,  207. 

Claris  Ethel,  250. 

Clarence  Alvin,  239,  240. 

Clarence  C.,  250. 

Clarence  R.,  194. 

Clarence  W.,  99. 

Clark,  399. 

Clark  Howe,  320. 

Clay,  96. 

Clayton  A.,  94. 

Claude,  390. 

Claude  Elmo,  325. 

Claude  Owen,  263. 

Clementine  Good,  192. 

Cles  Clotea,  250. 

Cleveland,  99. 

Clifford  R.,  94,  95. 

Clifford  Barnell,  262. 

Coleman  G.,  340. 

Columbia  Thomas,  94,  95. 

Conway,  434. 

Cora,  49,  54,  421. 

Cora  F.,  196. 

Cora  May,  263. 

Cora  L.  Cook,  201. 

Corda  Gladys,  250,  251. 

Cornelius,  452. 

Cornelius  H.,  373. 

Corinne,  345,  385. 

Corinne  Cannon,  395. 

Cortie,  90. 

Courtney  Elizabeth,  400. 

Courtney  Selves  Gordon,  400,  401,  402. 
Coweest,  428. 

Crosby,  433. 

Cuniff,  349. 

Curtis  Otey,  264. 

Cynthia,  286. 

Cynthia  Taylor,  262,  263. 

Cyrena  Emolin,  101,  102,  103. 

Cynthia  Shaw,  439. 


Daisy,  242. 

Daniel,  84,  432,  446,  451. 

David  E.,  430. 

David  Fenton,  284. 

David  H.,  433. 

Dean,  241. 

Decatur,  421. 

DeLacey  Abernathy,  392. 

Delaus  Jesse,  233,  244. 

Delbert  Jewell,  67. 

Delia,  395,  397,  402. 

Delia  McCormick,  402. 

Delia  Taylor,  395,  397. 

Deliah  Chitwood,  59,  63,  64,  67. 

Della,  63. 

Della  May,  45. 

Denty,  392. 

Diana,  223,  225. 

Dixie,  440. 

Didomia,  411,  415. 

Don  Leroy,  253,  254. 
Donald  Williams,  262. 
Donaldson,  441. 

Donna  Elsie,  403. 

Donna  Rebecca,  437. 
Dora  Ann,  192. 

Dora  Olive,  250. 

Dora  Parker,  448. 
Dorthy,  434. 

Dorothy  Frances,  345. 
Dovie  Wholchel,  429. 
Duglas  B.,  196. 
Duncastle,  262,  264,  265. 


E.  M.,  262. 

E.  Blanche  Stephens,  385. 

E.  Catherine,  411,  412,  432. 

E.  Fletcher,  263. 

Earl,  447. 

Eaza,  45. 

Eddie  Lou,  99. 

Edith  Pearl,  429. 

Edward,  99,  379,  393,  394,  401,  402,  403, 
404,  405,  407,  408,  427,  441,  443. 

Edward  B.,  381. 

Edward  F.,  447. 

Edward  Franklin,  101,  103,  448. 

Edward  Hardy-, "^373. 

Edward  Langdon,  102. 

Edward  Livingston,  439. 

Edward  Price,  367. 

Edward  W.,  427,  428. 

Edward  Ann  Morrison,  311,  312. 

Edwin  Kuykendall,  192. 

Edwin  N.,  195,  196. 

Edwin  R.,  191,  192,  193,  194. 

Edwin  Richardson,  233,  244. 

Edwin  T.,  196. 

Edwin  Wall,  430. 

Effie  C.,  235,  239. 

Effie  Lloyd,  227. 

Elby  D.,  263. 

Eldridge  C.,  262. 

Eldridge  Gerry,  390. 

Eleanor  Clyde,  261. 

Eleanor  Hardy,  206,  207,  211,  218,  219. 
Eleanor  Louise,  404,  408. 

Eleanor  McIntosh,  149,  155. 

Eleanor  Ray,  405. 

Eleanor  Ray  Pointer,  404,  407,  408. 
Eliza,  48,  56,  81,  107,  393,  399,  403,  415. 
Eliza  A.,  444. 

Eliza  A.  Packard,  63. 

Eliza  Catherine,  248,  251. 

Eliza  G.,  191,  198. 

Eliza  Jane,  90,  91. 

Eliza  Johnson,  99. 

Eliza  Moorhead,  441. 

Eliza  Stringer,  345,  346. 

Eliza  Whitaker,  263. 

Elizabeth,  42,  48,  49,  78,  81,  99,  195,  106, 
109,  173,  175,  205,  206,  228,  306,  343, 
346,  390,  400,  418,  432,  433,  444,  445, 

Elizabeth  A.,  404. 

Elizabeth  Ann,  84. 

Elizabeth  Ann  Anderson,  447,  448,  449. 
Elizabeth  Ardelia,  233,  235. 

99,  105, 

Augusta,  428. 
Armstrong  443. 

B..  391,  392. 

Black,  408. 
Bramblett,  78,  82, 

Calloway,  79,  81. 
Cloyd,  284,  285. 
Coleman,  433,  435. 


89,  94, 






Elizabeth  Davis  Irvin,  47,  48,  49. 
Elizabeth  E.,  339,  432. 

Elizabeth  Elliston,  405. 

Elizabeth  G.,  428. 

Elizabeth  Gabriella,  337,  342. 

Elizabeth  Gates,  109. 

Elizabeth  Giddons,  383,  384,  428. 
Elizabeth  Hamilton  Taylor,  402. 
Elizabeth  Holmes  Singleton,  324,  325, 


Elizabeth  Irvin,  55.  56. 

Elizabeth  Jane,  233,  234. 

Elizabeth  Jennings,  387. 

Elizabeth  Kate  German,  211,  214. 
Elizabeth  Marshall,  146. 

Elizabeth  Mary,  434. 

Elizabeth  Media,  392. 

Elizabeth  P.,  381. 

Elizabeth  Pearl,  429. 

Elizabeth  Pierce,  184,  191,  198,  205. 
Elizabeth  R.,  156. 

Elizabeth  Shelby,  337.  338,  339. 

Elizabeth  Shouse,  109. 

Elizabeth  Stone,  367. 

Elizabeth  Susan,  441. 

Elizabeth  Terrill,  99. 

Elizabeth  Thompson,  427. 

Elizabeth  Tower,  357. 

Elizabeth  Twyman,  340,  341,  342. 
Elizabeth  W.,  345. 

Elizabeth  W.  Brandon,  390. 

Elizabeth  Walker,  322,  327. 

Elizabeth  Will,  262,  263. 

Elizabeth  Watkins,  397. 

Elijah,  306,  344,  345,  346. 

Elijah  R.,  184,  190 



A.  Tomlinson,  441. 
Layman,  91. 

M.  Jinkins,  373. 

M.  Kimeabrow,  102,  103. 
Mathews,  155. 

Maze,  271. 

Smith,  437. 

Stakes,  390. 

W.,  430. 

Williamson,  447. 



Catherine,  264. 
McNary,  189. 

L.  Stephenson,  405. 
Thomas,  388. 
Zeverly,  369. 

C.,  187. 

J.,  196. 

44,  45. 

Elmina  Shy, 

Elmira,  445. 

Elsie,  402. 

Elsie  Mayo  Strother,  372. 

Elva  Lee,  65. 

Elvira,  403,  439,  443. 

Elvira  Bryan,  403. 

Elvira  P.,  443. 

Emeline  Taylor,  84,  86,  87. 

Emeline  Powell,  87. 

Emetine  Swigert,  318,  320. 

Emily,  187,  190,  372,  413,  418,  421,  428. 
Emily  A.  Neal,  373. 

Emily  Davee  Morville,  444,  445. 

Emily  Elizabeth,  94,  95. 

Emily  Grace,  265. 

Emily  J.  Crutcher,  430. 

Emily  Murley,  184,  185,  186. 

Emily  Ridley,  411. 

Emily  Thomas,  107,  109. 

Emily  Townes,  372. 

Emma,  97,  444,  445,  447. 

Emma  Gallatin,  440. 

Emma  Gray,  382. 

Emma  Inman,  54. 

Emma  J.  Hardy,  373,  377. 

Emma  Jane,  91. 

Emma  Louisa,  382,  383. 

Emma  Sidney  Byers,  387,  388. 

Emma  Virginia  Hardy,  373,  377. 

Emma  W.,  338,  339. 

Emmet,  367. 

Enid  R.,  196. 

Enid  Poxey,  388. 

Etnestine  Eunice,  438. 

Estere,  445. 

Esther,  411. 

Esther  Ann  Shibly,  244. 

Esther  Amelia  Caroline,  44,  415,  418,  421. 
Esther  Eaves,  412,  415,  417,  418. 

Ethel,  50,  55,  398,  399. 

Ethel  D.,  198. 

Ethel  Douglas,  39D. 

Ethel  Louise,  399. 

Eugene,  388. 

Eugenia  Champaigne,  444. 

Eunice,  430,  435,  442. 

Eunice  Maud,  440. 

Eunice  Warren,  436,  439. 

Eutalee,  60. 

Eva  Anna,  45. 

Eva  Dickens,  419. 

Eva  Fay,  250. 

Eva  May,  201. 

Eva  Sturgils,  448. 

Eveline  Sigourrey,  440. 

Evalyn,  385,  386. 

Evalyn  T.  Swan,  97. 

Evan,  339,  340. 


Fannie,  97,  98,  348. 

Fannie  B.  Cooper,  263. 

Fannie  Bouldin,  370. 

Fannie  E.,  258,  260. 

Fannie  M.,  96. 

Fannie  L.  Christopher,  149. 

Fannie  O.,  382. 

Fedora,  444,  445. 

Felicia  Clark,  321. 

Fern  K.  Peterson,  156. 

Florence,  340,  383,  401. 

Florence  Ada,  429. 

Florence  de  Launey,  367. 

Florence  May,  405,  423. 

Florence  May  Kohls,  239. 

Florence  Porter,  441. 

Florence  Purdy,  201. 

Flora  Seal,  67. 

Floy,  192. 

Frances,  42,  78,  79,  81,  89,  98,  105,  106, 
107,  109,  131,  206,  246,  265,  300,  379, 
383,  388,  411. 

Frances  Ann,  418,  419. 

Frances  Anderson,  94,  95. 

Frances  A.  Duprey,  451. 

Frances  Bell,  402,  419. 

Frances  Caroline  Harris,  446,  447. 
Frances  E.,  421. 

Frances  Elizabeth,  192,  193. 

Frances  F.  B  ,  81. 

Frances  Newton,  325. 

Frances  Kirtley,  322,  323. 

Frances  M.  Cofer,  255. 

Frances  Otey,  267,  269,  271,  272,  276,  277, 
281,  282,  283,  284,  285. 

Frances  Ragsdale,  411,  418,  424,  425. 
Frances  Rice,  367,  369. 

Frances  Stephens,  196. 

Frances  Turpin  Barton,  79,  81. 

Frances  Walker,  99. 

Frances  Walker  Kirtley,  322,  324,  327, 

Francis  Cannon,  395. 

Francis  Emmet,  367. 

Francis  Giddens,  394,  395. 

Francis  Harper,  450,  451. 

Francis  Marion,  449. 

Frank,  107,  367,  423. 

Frank  Hilsom,  448. 



Frank  P.,  325. 

Franklin,  132. 

Fred  P.,  434. 

Freddie  M.,  447. 

Frederick  H.,  382.  . 

Frederick  Seymour,  345. 


Gabriel,  384,  386,  404,  427,  428,  430. 
Gaston  Reedy,  385. 

George,  145,  149,  264,  450. 

George  Albert,  201. 

George  C.,  421,  423. 

George  Cowart,  434. 

George  Fair,  432. 

George  Gillespie,  384,  385,  386. 

George  Henry,  322,  337. 

George  Lee,  196. 

George  R.,  447. 

George  Robertson,  149. 

George  T.,  195,  196. 

George  W.,  423. 

George  Washington,  59,  67,  198,  199,  201, 
223,  227,  306,  342,  347,  348,  446. 

George  William,  231,  233. 

Gilbert,  389,  397- 
Gilbert  Taylor,  395,  397. 


Gilbert  Wellington,  244. 

Gillner,  433. 

Giles,  Yore,  342,  347,  348. 

Golden  A.,  444. 

Goodlee  Warren,  435,  436,  437,  438. 
Gordon  Jamison,  452,  453. 

Grace,  318,  439. 

Grace  Bowers,  318,  319,  320. 

Grace  Frierson,  429,  430. 

Grace  Gilbreath,  103. 

Grace  Harris,  277. 

Granville  Lee,  248. 

Gray,  388. 

Grazilda,  421. 

Green,  57,  62,  63,  442. 

Gre.enbury,  433. 

Gerry  R.,  446. 

Grundy,  264. 

Guy  A.,  400. 

Guy  M.,  202,  203. 

Gwendolyn,  453. 


Hall  A.,  94. 

Hampton,  442. 

Hampton  Aubrey,  436,  437,  438. 

Hannah  Brown,  442. 

Harriet,  147,  262,  265,  384,  385. 

Harriet  Ann,  265,  428. 

Harriet  Eliza,  84,  87. 

Harriet  Esther,  418,  419. 

Harriet  Hall,  441. 

Harriet  Hodge,  262. 

Harriet  Viola,  429,  430. 

Harry,  276,  381. 

Harry  Blackburn,  277. 

Harry  Robert,  263. 

Harvie,  448. 

Harvey  Louis  Marion,  411. 

Haywood,  345,  346. 

Hazel,  241. 

Helen,  286,  306.,  308,  401,  402,  403. 

Helen  Darr,  244. 

Helen  L.,  338,  339. 

Helen  M.,  184,  185. 

Helen  R.  Briggs,  370,  371. 

Helen  W.,  60. 

Henrietta,  145,  149,  428,  441. 

Henrietta  Ann,  427. 

Henrietta  Adair,  145,  146,  147. 

Henrietta  Clayton,  434,  435. 

Henrietta  Priscilla  Lyles,  399. 



48,  i 

62,  78,  99, 
































435,  442,  443,  452. 

Henry  Bacon,  382. 

Henry  Bascome,  383. 

Henry  Clay,  84,  86,  94,  96,  248,  250,  251, 
325,  441. 

Henry  Harry,  59,  61,  62. 

Henry  Lee,  213,  217. 

Henry  Marshall,  146,  156. 

Henry  McEwen,  444. 

Henry  Pierce,  184,  185,  186,  187,  190. 
Henry  Pointer,  403,  408. 

Henry  T.,  441. 

Henry  W.,  235,  239. 

Henry  Washington,  421. 

Henry  Wilson,  383. 

Henry  Harrison,  443. 

Herbert  D.  C.,  59,  61. 

Hillary,  82. 

Hiram  Christopher,  149. 

Hoges,  440. 

Hopkins  Otey,  262,  263. 

Homer,  422. 

Homer  Franklin,  383. 

Homer  Milton,  434,  435. 

Howard,  201. 

Howard  W.,  235,  239. 


Ida  B.,  348,  349. 

Ida  E.,  382. 

Ida  Elizabeth,  444. 

Ida  Kate,  412. 

Ida  Lewis,  250. 

Ida  May,  192,  388. 

Ida  M.  Kellogg,  434. 

Ida  Turner,  429. 

Ida  V.,  383. 

Ina,  99. 

Inda  Lavert,  449. 

Indiana  Wilson,  372. 

Inez  B.,  348,  349. 

Iowa  Gulliver,  62. 
lone  Elzada,  89. 

Ira  May,  412. 

Irene,  390. 

Irene  Mayes,  405,  408. 

Irene  Nelson,  248. 

Isaac  Davidson,  265. 

Isaac  Henry,  269,  271,  280,  283,  284,  285, 

Isabelle,  272,  277. 

Isabelle  McWhorter,  37  5. 

Isabelle  Taylor,  191,  192,  193,  194. 

Israel  Pickens;  440. 


Jack,  422. 

Jackson,  441. 

Jameson  Vaudavastine,  433,  435. 

Jamison,  452. 

Jane,  59,  63,  264,  423,  442. 

Jane  Colbert,  93,  94. 

Jane  Amelia,  418. 

Jane,  Anthony,  422,  423. 

Jane  Hill,  262. 

Jane  Kent  Quirk,  173. 

Jane  Middleton,  262. 

Jane  Sherman,  262,  263,  264,  265. 

Jane  Smith  Terry,  27  6,  277. 

Janie  Kent,  286. 

Jay  Wane,  202,  203. 

James,  39,  40,  48,  57,  60,  61,  62,  78,  79, 

82,  83,  89,  94,  99,  105,  107,  109,  139,  174, 
205,  262,  324,  373,  379,  383,  387,  389, 

392,  393,  395,  399,  400,  402,  403,  404, 

409,  410,  427,  428,  432,  435,  443,  444, 

445,  446,  447. 

James  A.,  384,  447,  448. 

James  Abraham,  231,  242. 



James  Alfred,  103. 

James  Alexander,  443,  444. 

James  B.,  83,  84,  85,  86,  87,  415. 

James  Bacon,  59,  61. 

James  Barton,  381. 

James  Blackburn,  272,  277. 

James  C.,  432,  433. 

James  Carter  Monroe,  43,  44,  45. 

James  Clement,  347. 

James  Douglas,  444. 

James  Duke,  167. 

James  E.,  381,  382,  423,  429. 

James  Edward,  446. 

James  Edwin,  192. 

James  F.,  381. 

James  Fields,  42. 

James  Franklin,  81. 

James  H.,  192.  373. 

James  Hamilton,  418,  419. 

James  Henry,  49,  53,  223,  225. 

James  Herbert,  60. 

James  Hervey,  269,  270,  271,  272,  280, 

James  K.  Polk,  421. 

James  L.,  109,  206,  258,  259,  260,  261,  262. 
James  Lawsonce,  271. 

James  Leslie,  385. 

James  M.,  47,  69. 

James  McClure,  411,  418. 

James  Miller,  261. 

James  Monroe,  193,  307,  318,  321. 

James  Nelson,  250. 

James  Otho,  45,  62. 

James  Otey,  270,  272. 

James  P.,  387. 

James  R.,  379,  432. 

James  Randal,  284. 

James  Rebecca,  423,  430. 

James  Rice,  367,  368. 

James  Robert,  248,  252. 

James  S.,  388. 

James  Sidney,  255. 

James  Sidney  Smythe,  435,  442. 

James  Swigert,  320. 

James  T.,  86. 

James  Thomas,  90,  93,  393,  404. 

James  William,  99. 

James  Walker,  264. 

Jeanette  Wilson,  436. 

Jeannette  Benedict,  345. 

Jefferson,  132,  411,  412,  413,  415. 
Jefferson  LeRoy,  412,  421. 

Jefferson  Pugh,  418. 

Jemimia,  411,  415,  421. 

Jennie  Boyd,  388. 

Jennie  Moorhead,  253. 

Jesse  Howard,  45. 

Jesse  T.,  196. 

Jessie  Goff,  91. 

Jessie  M.  Bone,  244. 

Jessie  Magdaline,  264. 

Jessie  W.,  382. 

Jeremiah,  184,  198,  199,  201,  202,  205. 
Jerry,  199. 

Jockil  M.,  109. 

Joel  Garnette,  102,  103. 

Johanna  Morris, 



41,  47,  48, 

49,  55,  56, 


58,  59 

,  81, 


89,  97,  99, 

































John  A.,  264,  447. 

John  A.  C.,  86. 

John  A.  M.,  44. 

John  Albert,  250. 

John  Alexander,  207,  209. 

John  Archibald  Cameron,  84. 

John  B.,  184,  191,  195,  196,  197,  198,  199, 
430,  432. 

John  Baker,  347. 

John  C  ,  348. 

John  David,  434. 

John  Davis,  433. 

John  Eldridge,  263. 

John  Elihu  Harper,  436. 

John  F.,  434. 

John  G.,  435. 

John  H.,  325,  326. 

John  Henry,  233,  243,  373. 

John  Hopkins,  264. 

John  Howard,  444. 

John  Lewis,  90. 

John  M.,  44,  45,  155,  156. 

John  Moorman,  438. 

John  O’Connell,  346. 

John  Osmond  Holliday,  411,  415. 

John  Price,  252. 

John  Quincy  Adams,  269,  276,  277. 

John  R.,  99. 

John  Ragsdale,  411,  412. 

John  Ravencraft,  374. 

John  Ridley,  412,  415,  417,  418,  421,  423. 
John  Robert,  381,  382,  383. 

John  Rockford,  372,  373. 

John  Simeon,  452. 

John  T.,  149,  191,  192,  193,  345. 

John  Thomas,  36,  37,  39,  46,  70,  139,  174, 
404,  407,  408. 

John  Thompson,  429. 

John  Tilford,  107. 

John  Timoleon,  434. 

John  Vernon,  53. 

John  W.,  83,  84,  86,  384,  387,  388. 

John  Warren,  442. 

John  Watson,  318. 

John  Wesley,  446. 

John  Whaling,  286. 

John  Will  Roy,  64,  65. 

John  William,  96,  263,  264,  265. 

John  Wilmot,  437. 

John  Yantis,  81. 

Johnson,  311. 

Joplin,  132. 

Joshua,  445. 

Josiah,  386,  404,  427. 

Joseph,  450. 

Joseph  C.,  433,  434. 

Joseph  D.,  447,  448. 

Joseph  H.,  434. 

Joseph  L.,  196. 

Joseph  Leond,  262. 

Joseph  Luck,  258,  262. 

Joseph  P.  C.,  439. 

Joseph  Rebecca,  405. 

Joseph  Shropshire,  94. 

Joseph  Swepson,  373,  377. 

Joseph  T.,  388. 

Joseph  Warren,  444. 

Joseph  William,  427,  428,  430,  444. 
Joseph  Wendell,  55. 

Josephine  B.  Britton,  196. 

Josephine  Elda,  449; 

Josephine  Griffin,  442. 

Josephine  Victoria  Wilson,  277. 

Juanita  Mae,  252. 

Judith,  78,  79,  105,  106,  306,  337. 

Judith  Early,  106,  109,  133. 

Julia,  205,  262,  264,  270. 

Julia  A.,  447,  449. 

Julia  Ann,  173,  184,  185,  190,  286,  381. 
Julia  Ann  Carder,  239,  240. 

Julia  Catherine,  271,  272. 

Julia  Grace,  436,  439. 

Julia  Lucas,  415. 

Julia  M.,  196. 

Julia  May,  90. 

Julia  Milmet,  338. 

Julia  Pitzer,  286. 

Julianna,  206,  229. 

Julianna  Elizabeth,  207,  219. 

Juliette  Jewell,  206. 

Julius  Blackburn,  267,  280,  281,  282. 
Julius  Gordon,  282,  284,  286. 

Julius  LeRoy,  440. 






Kate,  451. 

Kate  Augusta  Cooley,  35,  239. 

Kate  'B.,  192,  382. 

Kate  Caroline,  263. 

Kate  Eleanor,  213,  214. 

Kate  L.,  233. 

Kate  Lee,  403. 

Kate  Lena,  447. 

Kate  Sikes,  434. 

Kate  Thomas,  372. 

Kate  Williams,  90. 

Kate  Wortham,  372. 

Katherine  Barton,  381. 

Katherine  Burr,  271. 

Katherine  Currier,  428. 

Katherine  Fandal,  444. 

Katherine  Hanson,  269,  270,  272. 
Katherine  Julia,  405. 

Kenneth  McDowell,  449. 

Kenzia  A.,  389,  393. 

Kittie  T.,  89. 

Kitty,  94. 

Kitty  Livingston,  96. 

Kizia,  433,  434. 


L.  P.,  83. 

Lamar,  264. 

Lansford,  435. 

Larkin  Fletcher,  382. 

Larkin  W.,  381,  382,  383. 

Laura  Baptist,  403. 

Laura  Clark,  67. 

Laura  Elsie,  239,  240. 

Laura  Harrell,  387. 

Laura  Louella,  450. 

Laura  Mae,  65. 

Laura  Vallery,  55. 

Lawrence,  397. 

Lawrence  Lee,  91. 

Lawrence  Allie,  64,  65. 

Lawrence  Newton,  440. 

Lawson,  83. 

Lawson  H.,  83. 

Lawson  S.,  84. 

Lazinska,  387,  397. 

Lazinska  May,  395 
Lazinska  Elliston,  405. 

Leander  Jefferson,  415. 

Leander  LeRoy,  418. 

Leatha  May,  64,  65. 

Lee  Ann  Parker,  448. 

LeGrand  Griffin,  340. 

Lela  Belle,  383. 

Lela  May,  382. 

Lelia  Wilmer,  263. 

Lelia  Fitzwilliam,  367. 

Lemuel,  427. 

Lemuel  Oliver,  447. 

Lena,  388. 

Lena  May,  196,  390,  392. 

Lena  L.,  233,  235. 

Lenora,  441. 

Leonard  Orville,  45. 

Leonidas,  132. 

LeRoy,  411,  413,  419,  421,  424,  425. 
LeRoy  Eaves,  418. 

Leslie  Winder,  385. 

Leslie  Woodroe,  429. 

Lester,  448. 

Lester  Ray,  65. 

Lessie  Deen,  45,  55. 

Letitia,  205,  411,  412,  421,  430. 
Letitia  L.,  448. 

Letitia  S.,  184,  186. 

Letitia  Susan  Stover,  59,  60,  61. 
Letitia  Stull  Hardin,  89,  90,  91,  93. 
Letitia  Terry  Campbell,  281. 

Lettie,  60. 

Lewis  Cass,  390. 

Lida  Talisferro,  94. 

Lillian,  385,  386,  430. 

Lillian  A.,  255. 

Lillian  A.  Thornbrugh,  408. 

Lillian  May  Morris,  408. 

Lillian  S.,  330,  340. 

Lillie,  62,  423. 

Lillie  Ex,  67. 

Lillie  Lamper,  423. 

Lina  Smith,  53. 

Linius,  440. 

Linnie  Love,  382. 

Livinia  Olivia,  436. 

Lizzie,  381. 

Lizzie  Juett  McNeil,  413. 

Lola  V.  Sharp,  97. 

London,  196. 

Lottie,  59,  61. 

Lottie  B.,  233,  235. 

Lottie  Forrester,  435. 

Lottie  Lee,  345. 

Loulie  May,  438,  439. 

Louis,  348,  349. 

Louis  A.,  447. 

Louis  Churchill,  370. 

Louis  Jackson,  102,  103. 

Louis  Marshall,  145,  147,  149.  * 

Louisa,  443,  444,  445. 

Louisa  J.,  443. 

Louise,  385,  399. 

Louise  Barry,  440. 

Louise  Watthall,  371. 

Louise  Yondell,  405. 

Louisiana,  450. 

Lucile  Turner,  429. 

Lucinda,  82,  390,  391. 

Lucinda  G.,  389,  392. 

Lucinda  Mildred,  250,  251. 

Lucy,  44,  45.  48,  55,  145,  206,  207,  223, 
242,  390,  392,  432,  433. 

Lucy  A.  Rice,  367,  368,  369,  370. 

Lucy  Ann,  231,  242. 

Lucy  Ann  Duke,  145,  146,  147,  149. 

Lucy  Arbella,  239,  -240. 

Lucy  Blamire,  277. 

Lucy  E.  Hanson 
Lucy  Kent,  284. 

Lucy  Montague,  271. 

Lucy  May,  428,  430. 

Lucy  Temple,  253,  261. 

Lue  Palmer,  367. 

Lula,  97. 

Lula  Ann,  263.. 

Luella,  207. 

Lunsford,  442. 

Luterpsey  M.,  261. 

Luther,  107,  109. 

Luther  L.,  243. 

Luther  Vandiver,  233,  245. 

Lydia  Black,  418,  419. 

Lydia  Louise,  418,  419. 

Lydia  Virginia,  '263. 

Lynn  Gordon,  338. 

Lysander  Hord,  97.  -  . 


M.  P.,  399. 

Mabel,  390. 

Mabel  Hillyer  Stokers,  272. 

Mabel  Melvin,  239,  240. 

Mabel  Wheeler,  203. 

Mack,  262,  265. 

Madison,  443. 

Madora  Stephenson,  388. 

Maggie  Baker,  156. 

Maggie  Estelle,  263. 

Maggie  M.,  96. 

Maggie  May,  263. 

Maldie  Cowan,  418. 

Malie  Gertrude,  244. 

Malinda,  184,  205. 

Malinda  Elizabeth  Woody,  263. 

Mamie  Elmina,  45. 

Mamie  Ethel,  400. 

Manson  M.,  432. 

Manville  T.,  338,  339. 




Marcellus,  382 
Marceus  A.,  427,  430. 

Marcus  Bainbridge,  149,  155,  157,  159. 
Margaret,  48,  95,  97,  345,  347,  348,  383, 
393,  408,  445. 

Margaret  Ann,  346. 

Margaret  Ann  Smith,  263. 

Margaret  Carpenter.  312. 

Margaret  Davis,  347. 

Margaret  E.  Hays,  187,  189. 

Margaret  Elizabeth  Robertson,  150,  151, 
153,  155,  156,  157,  159. 

Margaret  Elizabeth,  94,  150,  440. 
Margaret  Frances,  430. 

Margaret  Garnett,  196. 

Margaret  Hicks,  243,  264. 

Margaret  John,  90,  93. 

Margaret  Kirtley,  306,  322,  324,  337,  342, 
343,  344,  347,  348. 

Margaret  Lackey,  65. 

Margaret  Letitia,  269,  283. 

Margaret  McNeil  Epps,  252. 

Margaret  McRea,  412. 

Margaret  Strickland,  440. 

Margaret  *  Susan,  367,  368. 

Margaret  Virginia  Brooks,  45. 
Marguerito,  441. 

Maria,  433.  • 

Mariam,  385,  386. 

Marie,  54,  55. 

Marie  Louis,  37  0. 

Marie  Louise  Bacon,  59,  61,  62. 

Marie  Millerman,  423. 

Marie  Winfree,  347,  348. 

Marietta  Margaret,  429. 

Marion,  101,  103. 

Marion  L.,  202,  203. 

Marion  Munroe,  325. 

Marjory,  241. 

Marjorie  Loren,  243. 

Mark,  391,  392. 

Mark  Hardin,  89,  90. 

Mark  S.,  452,  453. 

Marshall,  325. 

Marshall  N„  325,  326. 

Martha,  99,  145,  147,  264,  322,  348,  447. 
Martha  A.,  192,  193,  373. 

Martha  A.  Hull,  440. 

Martha  Ann,  223,  225. 

Martha  Berry,  96. 

Martha  Davis,  348. 

Martha  E.  Gordon,  338. 

Martha  Eliza,  101,  103. 

Martha  Elizabeth,  159. 

Martha  F.,  194,  3-81. 

Martha  Hall,  351. 

Martha  Hill  Logwood,  82,  83. 

Martha  J.,  48,  49. 

Martha  Jane,  84,  155,  264. 

Martha  Jane  Moorman,  438. 

Martha  Jones,  156. 

Martha  K.,  196. 

Martha  M.,  192,  381,  383,  389,  392. 
Martha  May,  225. 

Martha  Malinda,  429. 

Martha  McDowell,  133,  143,  145,  149,  153, 

Martha  McDowell  Duke,  169. 

Martha  Nichols,  196. 

Martha  P.  Manson,  372,  373,  374. 

Martha  Ruse,  196. 

Martha  Tucker,  381. 

Martin  Rivers,  399. 

Marvel  Morris,  253,  254. 

Marvin,  243. 

Marvin  Edward,  252. 

Mary,  44,  47,  48,  49,  56,  97,  99,  107,  132, 

133,  167,  196,  258,  261,  293,  306,  318, 

322,  343,  358,  379,  383,  386,  388,  392, 

399,  412,  415,  423,  428,  432,  433,  435, 

442,  443,  445,  447,  448. 

Mary  A.,  195. 

Mary  Alice,  192,  194. 

Mary  Amanda  Stewart,  367. 

Mary  Amelia,  441. 

Mary  Ann,  191,  194,  199,  202,  433,  446. 
Mary  Ann  Catherine,  372. 

Mary  Ann  Elizabeth  Gordon,  39$,  394, 

.  Mary  Ann  Field,  345. 

Mary  Ann  Hardin  Smith,  440. 

Mary  Ann  Jones,  248,  250,  251,  252,  253. 
Mary  Ann  Price,  311. 

Mary  Ann  Rebecca  White,  412,  413. 

Mary  Ann  Tucker,  446. 

Mary  B.,  194,  196. 

Mary  Barr,  83,  84. 

Mary  Berry,  79. 

Mary  Bondeaux,  445. 

Mary  Bowling  Rivers,  397,  398,  399. 
Mary  Brazilla  Johnson,  45. 

Mary  C.,  187,  189,  345. 

Mary  C.  Carpenter,  264. 

Mary  C.  Musgrove,  398. 

Mary  Cameron  Ross,  372. 

Mary  Catherine,  250,  252. 

Mary  Charlotte,  267,  403. 

Mary  Charlotte  Stephenson,  436. 

Mary  Depp,  344,  34o,  346. 

Mary  Dorothy,  99. 

Mary  Duke,  150,  159. 

Mary  E.,  84,  107,  192,  373. 

Mary  E.  Anderson,  452. 

Mary  E.  Jubb,  96. 

Mary  E.  Musgrove,  445. 

Mary  E.  Owen,  447. 

Mary  E.  Tomlinson,  441. 

Mary  Effie  Wilkinson,  244. 

Mary  Edmondson,  198. 

Marv  Eliza  Laslev,  252. 

Mary  Elizabeth,  223,  224,  284,  346,  367, 
368,  385,  386,  387,  393,  394,  432. 

Mary  Elizabeth  Burgess,  391. 

Mary  Elizabeth  McMurry,  244. 

Mary  Elizabeth  Robertson,  85,  86,  87. 
Mary  Ella,  383,  415. 

Mary  Emma,  404. 

Mary  Estelle,  447,  448. 

Mary  Ethel,  201,  345. 

Mary  Etta,  248,  253. 

Mary  Eunice,  440. 

Mary  Florence,  263. 

Mary  Florence  Brown,  401. 

Mary  Frances,  42,  109,  264,  325,  326,  401, 

Mary  Giddens,  393,  402. 

Mary  Gillespie,  385. 

Mary  Gladys,  403. 

Mary  Grace,  97,  437. 

Mary  Green,  433,  434,  435. 

Mary  H.,  199,  201,  202. 

Mary  H.  Nifong,  421,  422,  423. 

Mary  Harty,  205. 

Mary  H